Mexican Fiesta Pinwheel Sandwiches

An easy-to-make meal, especially on a busy day, is always a favorite in our home. These Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwiches are packed full of flavor and are like a party in your mouth!

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I thought about what festive recipe to serve. Our Mexican tortilla roll ups sandwiches are perfect for this holiday, or any other day of the week if you want a simple, yet delicious meal.

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This Mexican Fiesta pinwheels sandwich recipe is flavorful and pairs perfectly with chunky tomato salsa.

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Mexican Pinwheel Sandwiches

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love to cook, but relish those recipes that we can put together in a short time. Our easy Mexican pinwheel sandwich recipe is a great appetizer for Taco Tuesday, or for your fiesta-themed party, potluck, or tea.

With spring upon us and the warm summer months coming soon, any recipe that keeps us from a hot kitchen is preferable in our book. This portable finger food cold sandwich is a favorite recipe that you can whip up in just minutes.

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These easy-to-make Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwiches are the perfect party food.

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Tips for Making Fiesta Pinwheel Sandwiches

  • If you have a picky eater who doesn’t eat the crust, a pinwheel sandwich is just the thing for them! Leave off any spices for those finicky eaters.
  • Be sure to cut the pinwheel sandwiches into 1-inch pieces. They are perfect for smaller hands.
  • Pinwheel sandwiches are so versatile, you can fill them with just about any ingredients you can think of.
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Are you planning a big Cinco de Mayo dinner? These pinwheel appetizers are a great start to any meal.

Ingredients for Mexican Fiesta Tortilla Roll Ups

If you have young children, consider mashing the beans before adding them into the sandwich. This recipe works with and without the jalepeño, so leave it off if the spice is too much.

  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded chicken
  • Mexican blend cheese
  • Black beans
  • Red pepper
  • Green onion
  • Jalapeno
  • Taco seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Flour tortillas
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How to Make Mexican Fiesta Pinwheel Sandwiches

Each step for this sandwich recipe is detailed below so it’s easy to follow. Keep this page open while you are creating your Mexican Fiesta Pinwheel Sandwiches. If you prefer a printable recipe, scroll down and select print.

Cut red peppers, next to a small knife on a white cutting board on a white marble background.

Wash and chop the red peppers. Smaller pieces are more palatable.

Cut green peppers, next to a small knife on a white cutting board on a white marble background.

Next, wash and chop the green jalapeño peppers, if using.

Cream cheese mixture with taco seasoning in a round white bowl on a white marble background.

Add the cream cheese and sour cream to a bowl and mix in the taco seasoning.

Cream cheese mixture with taco seasoning and garlic powder in a round white bowl on a white marble background.

Add the garlic powder to a bowl and stir well to combine. I like to use a fork to mash and combine the ingredients.

Open-faced Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwich with cream cheese mixture and spices on a white marble background.

Spread ¼ of the cream cheese mixture onto each of the tortillas.

Open-faced Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwich with shredded chicken on a white marble background.

Add ¼ of the shredded chicken onto each of the tortillas.

Open-faced Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwich with black beans and shredded chicken on a white marble background.

Add ¼ of the black beans onto each of the tortillas. Note: mash the beans if small children will be eating.

Open-faced Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwich with red and green peppers, black beans and shredded chicken on a white marble background.

Add ¼ of the bell peppers onto each of the tortillas.

Open-faced Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwich with all the ingredients on a white marble background.

Add ¼ of the Mexican cheese onto each of the tortillas.

Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwiches on a white marble background being rolled by someone’s hand.

Starting at one end, roll the tortilla tightly. Place the roll into the refrigerator to set or until ready to serve.

Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwiches on a white cutting board, being cut with a large serrated knife on a white marble background.

Using a serrated knife, cut the roll into 1-inch slices.

Notes for Making Fiesta Pinwheel Sandwiches

  • To add more veggies to your pinwheel sandwich, corn, green chilies or tomatoes would be perfect additions.
  • For a morning treat, consider adding eggs to your Mexican pinwheel sandwiches. This recipe makes a GREAT breakfast burrito.
  • Pinwheel sandwiches tend to be soggy after sitting a long time, so it is best to serve them as soon as possible after cutting.

More Pinwheel Sandwich Recipes You May Like

  • S’mores Pinwheels for a Fun Summer Snack: For a fun and easy summer snack (to keep the kid from complaining), these s’mores pinwheels are a fast recipe everyone will love.
  • Bacon Ranch Pinwheels: With just five ingredients, this bacon ranch pinwheel recipe is the best for lunch or dinner. Everyone will gobble them up so make sure to grab a few for your plate!
  • Pizza Pinwheels: These pizza pinwheels are as fun to make as they are to eat. Whether for a back-to-school lunch idea or a weeknight dinner, these pinwheel sandwiches are easy!

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Mexican Fiesta pinwheel sandwiches on a round wooden cutting board, next to a small round bowl of salsa, on a white surface.
These Mexican Fiesta pinwheels come together in a snap and are super flavorful
Yield: 4

Mexican Fiesta Pinwheel Sandwiches Recipe

Close-up image of a hand holding a Mexican Fiesta pinwheel sandwich

These easy-to-make Mexican fiesta pinwheel sandwiches are the perfect party food. They are packed with flavor and pair perfectly with chunky tomato salsa. Whether you are planning a big Cinco de Mayo dinner or if it is Mexican Monday at your home, these appetizers are a great start to any meal. This sandwich recipe is just what you need for your next potluck meal, neighborhood get-together, or for a friend who needs a break from cooking! For the recipe, follow Sarah at Ruffles and Rain Boots.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ red pepper, finely diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely diced

Instructions

  1. Wash and chop the red peppers and the jalapeno peppers.
  2. Add the cream cheese and sour cream to a bowl and mix in the taco seasoning and garlic powder well to combine.
  3. Spread ¼ of the cream cheese mixture onto each of the tortillas.
  4. Add ¼ of the shredded chicken onto each of the tortillas.
  5. Add ¼ of the black beans onto each of the tortillas and add ¼ of the bell peppers onto each of the tortillas.
  6. Add ¼ of the jalapeño peppers onto each of the tortillas and add ¼ of the Mexican cheese onto each.
  7. Starting at one end, roll the tortilla tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until ready to serve.
  8. Remove the plastic wrap and use the serrated knife to cut it into one-inch pieces, discarding (or eating) the ends. Arrange on a platter and serve with salsa.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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

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