ITALIAN SUB SANDWICH TORTILLA PINWHEELS — Flour tortillas are layered with a savory cream cheese spread and Italian meats and cheese, then rolled and sliced for the perfect finger food.
Recently I was asked to create a variety of appetizers for a teacher appreciation event, with about 120 people attending. So I’ve been searching for tasty recipes ideas that can be made ahead and will easily feed a crowd.
If you’re looking for a delicious way to feed a crowd, or just to feed your family, look no further than these Italian Sub Sandwich Tortilla Pinwheels.
These roll ups are terrific! My husband loved them, too. I anticipate making these many times in the future; thanks for a great recipe! ~ Diane
Since tortilla pinwheels are absolutely perfect for this kind of occasion, I’ve been experimenting with several different fillings, and these Italian Sub Sandwich Tortilla Pinwheels were a big hit with my family.
These tasty tortilla roll-ups start with a cream cheese spread that’s loaded with garlic, onions, olives, cheese, peppers and Italian seasoning.
The cream cheese filling alone was pretty amazing with the tortillas, so if you’d prefer a meatless version of this recipe, I can assure you, it will be delicious!
But since it wouldn’t really resemble an Italian sub without the meat, everything is wrapped up with salami, pepperoni and lettuce for a delicious appetizer, or even a light lunch.
And my boys love these pinwheels for after school snacks! If I feel like adding some color, I just substitute tomato or spinach wraps for the tortillas.
I made these yesterday for my family of 4 and expected to eat on them all week but they are gone! A big hit at my house. Thanks! ~ Patti
Of course, just like a sub sandwich, you can omit or substitute your favorite ingredients. I often use sliced deli ham in place of either the salami or pepperoni. And almost any kind of cheese will work.
If you want to spice these pinwheels up a bit, use a jalapeno instead of a red pepper, or toss in some red pepper flakes.
However you prepare them, these Italian Sub Sandwich Tortilla Pinwheels are sure to be a hit with your friends and family
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Italian Sub Sandwich Tortilla Pinwheels
- Cream cheese
- Italian dressing mix
- Banana peppers
- Produce: red onion, green onions, red pepper, lettuce
- Black olives
- Mozzarella cheese
Italian Sub Sandwich Tortilla Pinwheels
Flour tortillas are layered with a savory cream cheese spread and Italian meats and cheese, then rolled and sliced for the perfect finger food.
- 4-6 large flour tortillas or wraps
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon Italian dressing mix
- 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped banana peppers
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup diced red pepper
- 1 (4 oz.) can chopped black olives, drained
- 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 6 ounces sliced pepperoni
- 6 ounces sliced salami
- 8-10 Romain lettuce leaves, washed, dried and core removed
- In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, salad dressing mix, banana pepper, red onion, green onion, red pepper, olives and shredded cheese. Mix well, Alternately, you can mix the cream cheese filling in the bowl of a stand mixer on low speed.
- Spread about 1/4 cup of the cream cheese mixture over a tortilla.
- Place 3-4 slices each of pepperoni and salami over the cream cheese mixture, leaving about 1/2 inch around the edge. Don’t add too much meat or the tortilla will be hard to roll.
- Place a leaf of Romain lettuce in the center of the tortilla. Roll up tightly.
- Place wooden picks about 1-inch apart down the center of the rolled tortilla. Cut in between the picks to form pinwheels. Repeat with remaining tortillas and fillings. Refrigerate until serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 671mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g
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Theresa H. Roach
These look yummy! I think I am going to use this recipe for a shower I am hosting next month:) Thanks for sharing! HUGS!
Thanks so much Theresa!
Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity
These roll ups looks great and would make the perfect addition to big get togethers. I always love offering something a bit more hearty or meal like. 🙂 Pinning, Stumbling and Yumming!
Thanks so much Sandra!
These sounds delicious. Easy too!
Hi Danelle – These look easy and delicious, and would be great for a party! Thanks!
A Taste Of Madness
These are so cute, and are making me hungry!
These would make any teacher feel appreciated, for sure. 🙂
I was just looking for something for a project for Italian class. Our project was to cook an Italian dish and I just found one I can use. Thanks. Looks delicious. 7th grade and cooking.
Has anyone made these and cooked them? Wondering how long to cook if I did
These look delicious! Would it be okay to make these the night before and refrigerate them, or would the tortillas start to get soggy ? I’d love to make these for an upcoming shower, but need something I can make the night before. Thanks for your response!
I have made them ahead. I roll them up but don’t cut them right then. I wrap the rolls in plastic wrap and then I cut them just before serving. That seems to keep them from getting as soggy.
Could i use the green spinach wraps for this recipe ? Only because i want to make them for st patricks day they look delicious the way they are .
Thanks for such a prompt response, Danelle! That’s very helpful.
Here in the Midwest we can’t get Mission-brand tortillas, but otherwise I followed the recipe closely, and these rollups are terrific! My husband loved them, too. I know that it’s possible to substitute other kinds of meat, but I suspect that these particular choices are a big part of why the pinwheels are so flavorful. I anticipate making these many times in the future; thanks for a great recipe!
Thanks so much Diane!
I was just wondering about the Italian salad dressing mix, is it Italian seasoning or Italian salad dressing liquid or powder???
I used the powder.
What size tortillas did you use?
I believe they were 10-inch. The soft taco size.
We eat italian subs all the time. And, while we love them so, we were getting burned out on the same ol’ same ol’. This spin on the delicious sub was just what we needed to break the routine. Thank you for sharing!!
Thank you Erika! 🙂
Made these for a birthday party. None left!
How many pieces do you divide tortilla when cutting?
You can really do any size you want. I usually cut 1-2 inch pieces.
Good night! I made these yesterday for my family of 4 and expected to eat on them all week but they are gone! A big hit at my house. Thanks!
If I make them the night before will the lettuce be ok the next day when I serve them? I want to make these for a party. They look so yummy.