Party Recipies: Pinwheel Sandwiches

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A plate piled high with these party sandwiches is always a hit!

Pinwheel SandwichThese favorite kids’ party pinwheels sandwich rolls can be filled with a variety of ingredients to satisfy even the pickiest palettes!

You’ll Need:

  • Filling (see below)
  • Tortillas or wraps
  • Wax paper or plastic wrap
  • Knife

Favorite Fillings:
For easy rolling, I prefer to prepare a spread by mixing the filling ingredients together in a bowl first and then I spread it on the tortilla.
Here are my favorites:

  • Cream cheese and jam
  • Cream cheese with finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • Cream cheese and deli sliced meat
  • Peanut butter and honey
  • Peanut and apple butter
  • Peanut butter, honey, shaved carrots and raisins
  • Cream cheese and shaved carrots
  • Cream cheese, finely chopped apples and cinnamon
  • Soft cheese like Laughing Cow and shaved carrots
  • Laughing Cow cheese and deli sliced meat
  • Hummus and shaved carrots (not all kids love this )


  1. Select your pinwheel fillings (see below)
  2. Spread the filling onto the tortilla leaving about a ½ inch to the edge.
  3. Distribute lunch meat or other ingredients evenly over the tortilla. Don’t over it – if the sandwich is too full and bulky it won’t roll up well or will tear.
  4. Carefully roll up the tortilla and filling. Some filling will probably spill out at you reach the end.
  5. Tightly wrap up the roll in plastic wrap or waxed paper and chill overnight or for as little as an hour.
  6. Remove the wrap and slice the roll into 1-2 inch pieces. They should look a little like a snail shells.
  7. Place pinwheels sandwiches on a platter. For fun, you can insert party picks but usually they’ll hold together without a pick.

WPS Suggestions:

  • Make a pink party snack with cream cheese and raspberry or strawberry jam and serve when you are hosting a tea, princess, butterfly or really any party with a girlie-girl theme.
  • Yellow cheese spread or peanut butter and honey will make gold medallions to serve for a pirate party.
  • Mix peanut butter and banana together for a monkey theme.
  • Healthy snacks are in order for a spa party so try making pinwheels with cream cheese, shaved carrot and serve on top of a cucumber slice.