Close up on the filling of the mexican pinwheel.
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Vegetarian Mexican Pinwheels - A Make Ahead Snack

These Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels are a great vegetarian snack, perfect for pot lucks and backyard parties. They travel well and can be made unto 24 hours in advance. Jam packed with flavor these pinwheels are such a quick and delicious party snack.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 24
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 1 green chili
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 ounce) - softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt see notes
  • 8 flour tortillas


  • Finely chop the green chili, bell pepper and green onions.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese and sour cream and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese, chopped chilies, green onion and bell pepper.
  • Add the cajun seasoning and salt if using.
  • Stir everything together until well combined.
  • Lay a tortilla on a chopping board and evenly spread about 1/3-1/2 cup of the filling over it. (The exact amount will depend on the size of your tortilla.)
  • Roll the tortilla up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  • Place all tortillas in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Slice in 1/2 inch pieces and serve.


Check your cajun seasoning, some brands contain salt. If so taste your mixture before adding the salt.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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