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white platter full of Smoked Turkey Spinach Pinwheels with fresh Herb Cream Cheese.

Smoked Turkey Pinwheels with fresh Herb Cream Cheese

Easy Pinwheels are full of fresh herb cream cheese, turkey, spinach and cheese. Perfect for appetizers, a light main dish or a wholesome snack.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword herb cream cheese, how to make pinwheels, turkey cheese pinwheels
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 2-pinwheel servings (8 pinwheels total)
Calories 193kcal
Author Toni Dash


Fresh Herb Cream Cheese:

  • 8 ounces Neufchatel Cheese softened, (cream cheese may be substituted)
  • ¼ cup Fresh Basil Leaves chopped
  • 2 Scallions - green portion only sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

Pinwheels (makes 8 pinwheels):

  • 1 large (9-inch) Flour Tortilla (regular or gluten-free)
  • 1/6-1/4 of the Fresh Herb Cream Cheese recipe
  • 3 slices Smoked Turkey (packaged)
  • ¼ cup fresh Baby Spinach leaves with stems removed (about 20 leaves)
  • 1-2 tablespoons grated Cheddar Cheese


Instructions for Fresh Herb Cream Cheese:

  • Place the Neufchatel cheese, basil, scallion greens and red pepper flakes in the food processor and process until fully pureed. Salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions for Smoked Turkey Spinach Pinwheels:

  • Cover tortilla with a damp paper towel(s) and microwave for 15 seconds.
  • Spread ¼ to ⅙ of the fresh herb cream cheese onto one side of the tortilla covering the entire surface.
  • Place the spinach leaves on herb cream cheese.
    Note: leaving a ½ inch around the outer edge of the tortilla will keep all ingredients inside the tortilla.
  • Cover with turkey slices followed by the grated cheese.
  • Gently roll up the tortilla with the ingredient to make a roll. Using a sharp knife slice the roll into ¾ inch slices or pinwheels.
    Secure the outer edge with decorative picks or toothpicks.


To make a large batch (32) pinwheels use:
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • The entire batch of herb cream cheese
  • 12 slices of turkey
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup grated cheese
Storing Pinwheels
They are best eaten when freshly made. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container with a damp paper towel on top of the pinwheels to prevent the tortillas drying out (especially if using gluten-free flour tortillas). Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 0.5mg