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Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches

Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches with Cream Cheese appetizers. Fast, easy and no cooking required! 

Italian Pinwheels

Got tagged to bring something for a potluck? Wondering what to bring to the potluck? No problem these Italian Pinwheels are great appetizers that require no cooking and little effort. The perfect finger food for snacking. Everyone loves these little rolled-up sandwiches. 

Italian Pinwheels

Ingredients for Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches

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  • Flour Tortilla
  • Genoa Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Provolone
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Cream Cheese
  • Italian Bread Crumbs
  • Parmesan
  • Jarred Sweet Red Peppers
  • Jarred Banana Peppers

Italian Pinwheels

How to Make Italian Pinwheels

It is simply layering ingredients on a tortilla and rolling. Once it is rolled up you slice it up and boom you have pinwheels! You don’t want to slice pinwheels too thin. The minimum should be at least 1 inch thick. 

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Once you make pinwheels you will want to make them again. You can create your own recipe with your favorite flavors. 

Cold Pinwheel Recipe Ideas

Here is a list of ingredients to create cold pinwheel sandwich recipes. 

  • Cheeses: Swiss, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Gouda, Colby. Any cheese that is deli/sandwich sliced will work. 
  • Deli Meats: Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Chicken, Bacon, Prosciutto 
  • Spreads: Cream Cheese Spreads, Ranch Dressing, Mustard, Mayonnaise
  • Greens: Green Leaf, Boston, Spinach, Kale, Arugula 

You can buy flavored cream cheese spreads in the refrigerated section of your supermarket. Try sweet instead of savory like honey pecan cream cheese spread. 

I made these the other day. I added dry ranch dressing mix to the cream cheese. The pinwheel sandwiches came out excellent. 

There are so many variations to making pinwheels you can almost never go wrong! 

How to store leftover Pinwheel Sandwiches

Pinwheel sandwiches are good for a day. The lettuce inside will start to wilt by the next day. I don’t recommend making these too far in advance unless you omit the lettuce. 

Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches with Cream Cheese Recipe

Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches with Cream Cheese
Italian Pinwheels
3.89 from 81 votes

Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches with Cream Cheese

Italian Pinwheels with pepperoni, salami, and provolone rolled up with a pepper cream cheese spread. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cold pinwheel sandwiches, italian pinwheels, pinwheel sandwiches, pinwheels, pinwheels with cream cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
refrigerate 1 hour
Servings 15
Calories 246 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 3 large flour tortillas
  • 7 oz Genoa salami slices
  • 7 oz pepperoni slices
  • 9 slices Provolone cheese
  • green leaf lettuce

Cream Cheese Spread:

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup jarred sweet red peppers chopped
  • 3/4 cup jarred banana peppers chopped


For the Cream Cheese Spread

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.

For the Pinwheels

  1. Spread 1/3 of the cream cheese spread onto the tortilla.
  2. Line 3 slices of Provolone cheese down the center of the tortilla.
  3. Make a single layer of green leaf lettuce that covers the tortilla
  4. Layer enough salami over the lettuce and repeat with the pepperoni.
  5. Roll tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Slice roll into about 1 inch thick pinwheels.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches with Cream Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 246
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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