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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cream Cheese Pinwheels are tasty tortillas filled with ranch-flavored cream cheese, bacon, cheese, and more! The perfect party appetizer to serve a crowd.

Stacked Cheddar Bacon Ranch cream cheese Pinwheels on white plate.

These cream cheese pinwheels are something special. It’s really amazing how simple ingredients can make something that’s so darn tasty!

You all know I am an appetizer freak. I love having lots of different foods to nibble on, and anytime I get the opportunity to make a large party or appetizer spread, I kinda go all out.

Cheddar bacon ranch is a widely popular flavor combo, and that is one thing that makes these Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels one of my favorite recipes.

Add in some peppers, bacon, and scallions and you really have yourself one of the best appetizers around. They are handheld and the perfect treat to just munch on.

I remember my mom making tortilla pinwheels as an easy appetizer when I was a kid. This recipe for cream cheese roll ups is a lot like that one.

We love making these for parties, game days, a quick lunch and even holidays. They are great all year long and everyone always goes crazy for them.

If you’ve been looking for a very versatile appetizer that has great flavor and will keep everyone satisfied, then you have to make these Cream Cheese Pinwheels.

Some of my other favorite appetizers that we have on our site include: Onion Tarts, Cheddar Bacon Ranch Stuffed Celery Sticks and Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Dip.

Hand holding up one cream cheese pinwheels.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. This delicious appetizer can be doubled to make more to serve a larger crowd.
  2. Perfect for game day or any occasion, these are a huge hit.
  3. They are easy to throw together next time you need a make-ahead appetizer.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Cream cheese, room temperature
  • Sour cream
  • Dried ranch dressing seasoning
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Red bell pepper
  • Bacon
  • Scallions
  • Burrito-size flour tortillas
  • Ranch dressing for dipping, optional
Ingredients needed to make Cheddar Bacon Ranch cream cheese Pinwheels.

HOW TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE PINWHEELS:

  1. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch seasoning in a small bowl with an electric hand mixer until smooth. 
  2. Fold in the cheddar cheese, bell peppers, bacon, and scallions until combined.
  3. Layout the tortillas on a clean work surface and spread a thin layer over the tortilla, leaving a ½ inch border all around.
  4. Tightly roll the tortilla into a log and wrap it in plastic wrap tightly. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Set in the fridge for at least 6 hours or best overnight. Cut into ½ inch slices and serve. Serve with ranch dressing for dipping, optional.
Step by step photos on how to make Cheddar Bacon Ranch cream cheese Pinwheels.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

For best results on texture to make sure these tortilla roll ups hold together, we like to chill them for at least 6 hours, if not overnight.

That is what makes them a great make-ahead appetizer.

While we absolutely prefer cheddar with this recipe, other cheese will work will still make your taste buds dance.

Some of our other favorites include:

  1. White cheddar
  2. Monterey Jack
  3. Pepper Jack
  4. Mozzarella
Close up overhead of stacked Cheddar Bacon Ranch cream cheese Pinwheels.

As with any great party appetizer, you can change them in all kinds of ways. Bring on the tasty appetizer!

  • Green chilies: Add for a spicy kick.
  • Black olives: Mix in for a savory touch.
  • Rotisserie chicken: Add shredded chicken for extra protein.
  • Colby jack cheese: Swap for a different cheese flavor.
  • Garlic powder: Sprinkle for added depth of flavor.
  • Green onions: Use in addition to scallions for extra crunch.
  • Fresh cilantro: Add for a burst of freshness.
  • Jalapeños: Dice for a spicy addition.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes: Chop and mix in for a tangy twist.

Here comes the party food! I’ve got some ideas on way you can swap out ingredients with this fun appetizer.

  • Greek yogurt: Replace sour cream for a healthier option.
  • Turkey bacon: Use instead of regular bacon for a lower-fat choice.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese: Swap with a different cheese like Colby jack.
  • Gluten-free tortillas: Substitute for a gluten-free option.
  • Homemade ranch dressing mix: Use instead of store-bought for a fresher taste.

HOW TO STORE:

These tortilla bites can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container where they will keep for up to 3 days, any longer you run the risk of them becoming soggy.

They are especially tasty the next day when the flavors have had just enough time to blend.

Freezing is not a great option for this pinwheel appetizer.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Make sure you use burrito-size tortillas, they are 10-inches.
  • These need to chill for at least 6 hours.
  • Other vegetables can be added, see above on how to do that.
  • Use any of your favorite bacon for this recipe.
  • You can make your own homemade dried ranch dressing instead of store bought.
  • The cheese can be switched up as well, see some of our other favorites above.
  • Easily double this recipe to make more.
Hand dipping one cream cheese pinwheels into ranch.

Want an appetizer that is super easy, a great make-ahead treat and everyone is bound to love?

This recipe is an absolute family favorite. They’re the perfect make-ahead appetizer.

You need to make my Cream Cheese Pinwheels ASAP.

If you’ve tried these CREAM CHEESE PINWHEELS, let me know in the comments how it turned out! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes!
 

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4.91 from 11 votes

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsLife.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 15 minutes
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cream Cheese Pinwheels are tasty tortillas filled with ranch-flavored cream cheese, bacon, cheese, and more! The perfect party appetizer to serve a crowd.
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch seasoning in a small bowl with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
    8 ounces cream cheese, ¼ cup sour cream, 2 teaspoons dried ranch dressing seasoning
  • Fold in the cheddar cheese, bell peppers, bacon, and scallions until combined.
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper, 6 slices bacon cooked crispy and crumbled, 2 scallions
  • Layout the tortillas on a clean work surface and spread a thin layer over the tortilla, leaving a ½ inch border all around.
    4 burrito-size flour tortillas
  • Tightly roll the tortilla into a log and wrap it in plastic wrap tightly. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Set in the fridge for at least 6 hours or best overnight. Cut into ½ inch slices and serve. Serve with ranch dressing for dipping, optional.
    Ranch dressing for dipping

Notes

  1. Make sure you use burrito-size tortillas, they are 10-inches.
  2. These need to chill for at least 6 hours.
  3. Other vegetables can be added, see above on how to do that.
  4. Use any of your favorite bacon for this recipe.
  5. You can make your own homemade dried ranch dressing instead of store bought.
  6. The cheese can be switched up as well, see some of our other favorites above.
  7. Easily double this recipe to make more.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 836mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1193IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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12 Comments

  1. This pinwheels look so good I pinned them to make later! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Those definitely look good! I may be able to convince my husband to try one. I mean they do have bacon!

  3. These pinwheels will be a huge hit at my house! Bacon, my husband will love. Pinwheels, fun way to eat lunch for the kids. Thanks for the great idea! I am always looking for new ideas for a packable lunch!

    P.S. found you over at the Skip the Housework Link Party. Have a great weekend!

  4. My mom made pinwheels a lot while I was growing up for parties and special events. Seeing your delicious Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels totally brought back so many fun memories. I can’t wait to try these for my family! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

  5. Man-o-man! Could these be any more decadent? They look amazing! Pinning to Pinterest now! Following from Friday Flash Blog link up!

  6. I’ve been making pinwheels for the kids’ home lunches. This is a nice variation, but I’ll probably have to leave out the peppers for my oldest.

  7. Hi!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will definitely try this one. They don’t only look good, I’m sure they are yummy, also.

    Keep on sharing!

  8. 4 stars
    I made these and they were really good! I doubled the recipe and made some with red peppers and some with fresh jalepenos. The only change I’d do for when I make them again is mix all the ingredients in with the cream cheese. I thought I’d rolled them tightly enough but when I sliced the rolled up wraps stuff was falling out. If it’s all mixed in with the cream cheese maybe that wouldn’t happen – haven’t tried it yet so I don’t know. The stuff that fell out was yummy with some tortilla chips. 🙂

  9. Wow, you had me at these pinwheels!!! So yummy!!!

  10. Sandra Williams says:

    How much is this cook book?

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