Green Chili Pinwheels

5 from 6 votes

These Green Chili PinWheels are not only super easy to make but they also make a great appetizer. Delicious with some salsa for dipping!

green chili pinwheels

These Green Chili Pinwheels make a great appetizer. A great beginner recipe and ready to serve in about 2 hours just like my Cheddar Bacon Pinwheels.

green chili and cream cheese mixture
Green Chili and Cream Cheese Mixture

You are probably wondering why they are called pinwheels. Well once they are rolled and cut they kind of look like pinwheels. These pinwheels are also called rolls.

cream cheese mixture on flour tortilla
Cream Cheese Mixture on Flour Tortilla

Canned Green Chilies usually have a little liquid in them. It is up to you if you want to drain them before adding them to the cream cheese mixture. If you want a little more green chili flavor I suggest keeping the juice from the can.

rolled up pinwheels

The number of flour tortillas you need to use up all the filling depends on how much filling you put on each. I like my pinwheels to have a lot of filling so 3-4 flour tortillas usually does the trick.

cutting pinwheel

If you really want everything to be made from scratch, I also have a super easy-to-make recipe for Homemade Flour Tortillas. Making your own tortillas brings a whole other dimension to these pinwheels.

green chili pinwheels

I suggest serving these delicious green chili pinwheels with a side of salsa in keeping with the South West theme, but you can use any dipping sauce you want or use nothing at all! Totally up to you.

green chili pinwheels

While you can pretty much use any brand of cream cheese, I highly recommend you use Philadelphia brand cream cheese. You will taste the difference.

philadelphia cream cheese

Also, make sure the flour tortillas are at room temperature before you roll them up. If they are cold they will crack on you when you roll them up. This is an important step.

green chili pinwheels

You will need the following ingredients to make this Green Chili Pinwheels recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Cream Cheese, Green Chilies, Red Onion, Sour Cream, Ground Black Pepper, Garlic Salt and Flour Tortillas.

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients (except tortillas). Mix until well combined.
  2. Spread a thin layer of the mixture on each tortilla. Roll each tortilla tightly then wrap them in plastic wrap. Store the rolls in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, slice into bite-size pieces. Optionally serve with salsa.

Printable Recipe Card

green chili pinwheels

Green Chili Pinwheels

These Green Chili PinWheels are not only super easy to make but they also make a great appetizer. Delicious with some salsa for dipping!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 10
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Plastic Wrap

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 oz Green Chilies, diced
  • 1 small Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ Tsp Garlic Salt
  • 3 large Flour Tortillas, room temperature
Optional

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients (except tortillas). Mix until well combined.
    8 oz Cream Cheese, 4 oz Green Chilies, 1 small Red Onion, 1 Cup Sour Cream, 1/4 Tsp Ground Black Pepper, 1/4 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • Spread a thin layer of the mixture on each tortilla. Roll each tortilla tightly then wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
    3 large Flour Tortillas
  • When ready to serve, slice into bite-size pieces. Optionally serve with salsa.
    Salsa

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 448IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Julie says:

    These pinwheels were delicious. I am a great lover of cream cheese and with the other ingredients it made these very tasty. They were great as a snack for when the kids came home from school. A keeper for sure.

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