Italian Meat Pinwheel Sandwiches

The flavor of these Italian Meat pinwheel sandwiches will have everyone grabbing for more. Perfect for a simple appetizer, easy make-ahead lunch, or a delicious and easy dinner.

These are customizable to your family’s tastes, but I will tell you mine gobble these up every time we make them. And, because they’re so easy, get the kids in the kitchen to help prepare them!

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Created with easy to find ingredients, this Italian meat pinwheel recipe is a crowd pleaser.

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Italian Meat Pinwheels

Pinwheels are a the best type of recipe for the summer because you don’t have to turn on the oven. Since there are three different types of meat on these pinwheels, you can rest easy knowing all the flavors are going to be present in every single bite.

We love to whip these up for movie night or a simple meal at home. Can cut them thick or thin and add in whatever vegetables you think everyone will love. I often sneak in quite a few.

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Tips for Making Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches

  • Make sure to keep these stored in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. They need to be kept chilled or cooled at all times.
  • If you want to serve these at an outdoor BBQ or other event, lay the serving dish on a casserole dish filled with ice. They’ll keep chilled for quite a while.
  • You can save leftovers for later (if you’re lucky enough to have some) by storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Mix and match the ingredients and let the little ones help layering this meal idea.
  • I used Romaine lettuce in this recipe, but spinach is a great match for the flavors, too.
  • The cream cheese mixture is easily adapted. Be sure to skip the pepperocini if your family thinks they’re too ‘spicy’ like my daughter does.

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Everyone will not be able to resist this flavorful pinwheel.

Italian Pinwheel Sandwich Recipe

These are best when served the same day you make them to avoid the tortilla getting soggy. Tuck in a few pieces of spinach and the little mouths will still gobble them up.

If you are new to making pinwheel sandwiches, tightly roll the tortilla in some plastic wrap. It takes a time or two in order to get comfortable with it, but it’s an easy technique to master.

Yield: 24 Pinwheels

Italian Meat Pinwheels

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These Italian meat pinwheel sandwiches are an easy recipe the kids can help create. Swap the greens, meats, and even change up the spread to your family's tastes - the recipe is very forgiving.

Cook Time 20 minutes
Set Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas, 10 inch
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup of pepperoncini (optional)
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 3 leaves of chopped romaine lettuce
  • 12 slices hard salami
  • 12 slices ham
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 32-64 slices pepperoni

Instructions

Preparation

  1. Add the cream cheese and the seasoning to a bowl and stir. Add cream cheese and Italian seasoning to create a spread.
  2. Cut the tomato and the pepperoncini into chunks. Add to the bowl and stir. Chop the pepperocini and tomato and mix with cheese spread.
  3. Chop the lettuce into bite-sized pieces.

Assemble the Pinwheels

  1. Put 1/4 of the mixture onto every tortilla and spread out. Spoon one quarter of the spread mix onto tortilla and distribute evenly.
  2. Distribute lettuce or other greens evenly on the tortilla. Horizontal image showing to spread the chopped or torn lettuce onto the mix evenly over the tortilla.
  3. Put 3 slices of cheese in the middle of every tortilla followed by three slices of hard salami. Then add 3 slices of ham. Image showing the sliced cheese on the center of the tortilla of the Italian pinwheel sandwich recipe.
  4. Put 4-8 slices of pepperoni on every side of the meat and cheese middle. Home chef showing to spread salami and pepperoni onto tortilla.
  5. Start on one end and tightly roll the tortilla. Put the rolled tortillas on a baking sheet and put them in the fridge for 1 hour. Any longer than that and you'll want to wrap them in plastic wrap. A log of a tortilla rolled with Italian meats on a marble counter.
  6. Take it out of the fridge right before you're going to serve. Cut the rolls into 1-inch slices. Home chef cutting a roll of Italian meat pinwheel sandwiches into one inch sections.

Notes

Leave off the pepperocini for younger palettes - it can be a bit spicy.

Swap the types of salami and other meats for this recipe according to what is on sale at the deli counter.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1220Total Fat: 80gSaturated Fat: 38gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 307mgSodium: 4537mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 87g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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Create a gorgeous spread for an easy appetizer with these Italian meat pinwheels.

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