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Cranberry sauce, cajun turkey, and scallion cream cheese rolled in tortillas this Turkey Pinwheels Recipe is the perfect holiday appetizer!

Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels on serving tray with cranberries and parsley

 

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Turkey Pinwheels are the right addition to any party spread. They are easy to make and disappears fast at any holiday party!

Turkey and cranberry… it just works! This is one of my favorite flavor combos and I will eat it all year round!

But, cranberries just scream Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving! Pinwheels are also a holiday staple so why not combine the two??

Some of my favorite pinwheel recipes we have on our site include Spicy Cheddar Bacon Ranch, Sausage Dip and Cheddar Bacon and Ranch!

There is just something extra *magical* about this recipe, I couldn’t stop eating them! Simple ingredients you can pick up from your local Walmart just like I did.

Why this recipe works:

  • With easy and minimal ingredients these pinwheels whip up fast!
  • You can halve or double this recipe depending on how many people you are serving.
  • If you aren’t a fan of whole cranberry sauce you can switch it out to regular.!

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Ingredients needed to make Turkey Pinwheels Recipe

Ocean Spray® Cranberry Sauce, fresh sliced cajun turkey breast, cream cheese, scallions, parsley, and of course, tortillas. Throw in some spices and you got some ah-mazing pinwheels!

An easy and delicious turkey roll up recipe perfect for the holidays!

I love using Ocean Spray® cranberry sauce because it is made from fresh cranberries that liven up any holiday (or any day!) meal. I also love that it is easy to find at any Walmart store! (Click here to visit this store locator to find your closest Walmart.)

Pinwheels appetizers are one of my favorite dishes to bring to a party. Easy to make and everyone loves them!

Close up of Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels on serving tray

I love using Ocean Spray® cranberry sauce because it is made from fresh cranberries that liven up any holiday (or any day!) meal. I also love that it is easy to find at any Walmart store! (Click here to visit this store locator to find your closest Walmart.)

Pinwheels appetizers are one of my favorite dishes to bring to a party. Easy to make and everyone loves them!

How to make this Turkey Pinwheel Recipe:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mayo, scallion, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Lay out tortillas. Evenly spread cream cheese mixture all over the tortillas. Evenly spread the cranberry sauce on top. Lay the sliced deli meat on top of the cranberry.
  3. Tightly roll up. Cut the very outside pieces off so the rolls will all be the same size (and eat yourself!). Cut into 8 even pieces per roll.

How easier can that be? Really, these Pinwheels are one of the perfect holiday appetizer recipes that you can whip up and everyone seems to love them, especially me!

Tools used to make Turkey Pinwheels Recipe:

Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels on tray with two cans of cranberry sauce in front

These Turkey Pinwheels are like Thanksgiving dinner wrapped into a tortilla! You absolutely cannot go wrong with that flavor combination at all in my opinion!

Alternatives and Add-Ons:

I personally love the whole berry cranberry sauce because of the bits of cranberry. But, if you do not like a chunky sauce, use Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce instead!

You can also experiment with adding more herbs like thyme or chives instead of scallions. Also, add some ham or bacon on top of the turkey, go nuts, make these to your preference!

That’s what I really love about recipes like this one, they are so versatile and can be used as a starting point for adding your own spin on it.

Pinwheel Recipes you really can do whatever you want, they are so easy and like I said you can always make it your own, experimenting etc to find that perfect flavor.

What about you? Is turkey and cranberry one of your favorite holiday flavor combos? I can just see this huge platter of cranberry turkey pinwheels laid out at Friendsgiving! I know my friends will love them!

 

Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels on serving tray with whole cranberries and parsley

Can you make pinwheels ahead of time?

Yes, but I recommend making them at most a day early, but preferably 2-3 hrs before serving (storing in the refrigerator until read to serve).

It’s always nice to let the flavors combine a for little while but keep in mind if left too long the tortillas might start to get soggy.

How to store:

To store these Pinwheels you can place in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they will keep for up to 2-3 days, but I prefer that they are eaten within the first 24 hours.

These can also be frozen as well. I like to slice and then place on a parchment or wax paper lined tray and freeze for about an hour until firm. 

I then transfer them to a airtight container where they will keep for up to 2 months, you can then remove them and let defrost in the refrigerator.

 

Close up of pinwheels on tray showing the spirals in the pinwheels

I don’t think I really have too say it again but I really love these Turkey Pinwheels Recipe, they are literally just bursting with flavor. 

We like to make them at least once a year and like I said before we don’t just make them for the holiday’s we aren’t those people that think that things need certain times to be made!

Tips and Tricks:

  • You can use any flavor of tortilla that you like with this pinwheel recipe.
  • You can substitute whole berry cranberry sauce for regular jellied.
  • These can be frozen, see my tips above.
  • These can be made ahead of time, also see my tips above on how to do that.
  • Since these use cream cheese they need to be refrigerated.

Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels Pinterest image

Do you want a fun and super easy holiday appetizer? Then these Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels Recipe are just what you are looking for.

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4.75 from 16 votes

Turkey Pinwheels Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Cranberry sauce, cajun turkey, and scallion cream cheese rolled in tortillas this Turkey Pinwheels Recipe is the perfect holiday appetizer! 
Servings 24 rolls

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mayo, scallion, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until smooth. Set aside.
  • Lay out tortillas. Evenly spread cream cheese mixture all over the tortillas. Evenly spread the cranberry sauce on top. Lay the sliced deli meat on top of the cranberry.
  • Tightly roll up. Cut the very outside pieces off so the rolls will all be the same size (and eat yourself!). Cut into 8 even pieces per roll.

Notes

  1. You can use any flavor of tortilla that you like with this pinwheel recipe.
  2. You can substitute whole berry cranberry sauce for regular jellied.
  3. These can be frozen, see my tips above.
  4. These can be made ahead of time, also see my tips above on how to do that.
  5. Since these use cream cheese they need to be refrigerated.

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 76mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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  1. Jessica Williams says:

    5 stars
    I adore cranberries- they look perfect in these pinwheels!

  2. 5 stars
    This is the perfect holiday appetizer! I love how easy and festive these are. Will be making these for SURE.

  3. How far in advance could these be made?

  4. I would only make these one day before in the roll and then slice right before serving.

  5. Can I use leftover turkey in place of the sliced kind?

  6. As long as it’s very thinly sliced it should work!

  7. Lori Houck says:

    Could you put cheese on top and bake them to make it a warm appetizer?

  8. Mmmmm, yes that sounds amazing! You could bake them as-is as well, no extra cream cheese 🙂

  9. Tina Remy says:

    Good Afternoon;
    I will be making these for Thanksgiving this year, thought I would try something different, I usually make my own pinwheels, (which are always a big hit), but want to try something different for a change.
    My question is can I make these ahead of time and then freeze them? I would then take out of freezer day before Thanksgiving

  10. Well the flavor is great but rolling them up is messy! The cranberry sauce pushes right out when trying to roll them up. I used les and less but still happens!

  11. What brand of tortillas are you using to calculate just 7 carbs? I bought turkey-cranberry-creamcheese wraps in the grocery store for lunch & I wanted to replicate them. I came across your recipe & it sounds delish! Just need to know what tortillas to get. Thanks <3

  12. The nutrition calculation on the recipe is through a program that I have no control over. So, I’m not sure what tortillas would be 7 carbs.

  13. Maria Bartos says:

    1 star
    The cream cheese mixture is really nice, but the cranberry sauce is impossible. Even though I used the brand and amount suggested, it turned the pinwheels into a very wet mess. Perhaps dried cranberries would work better. I was hoping to make these for a tea, but they are too messy.

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