Pepperoni Pizza Tortilla Pinwheels Recipe - Rachel Cooks® (2024)

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By: Rachel GurkPosted: 09/07/2016

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These fun pepperoni pizza tortilla pinwheels make a great appetizer or school lunch. Your kids will think they have hit the jackpot when they open their lunchbox and see these!

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About these pizza tortilla pinwheels

Lunchbox ready: Tortilla pinwheels like these or my southwestern cream cheese roll ups make a great lunchbox addition. The nice thing about them is that you can make them in advance and slice off what you need as you’re prepping lunches. And you can serve them with dipping sauces, and what kid doesn’t love that? I served these with pizza sauce which seems like an obvious choice.

Great for entertaining, too: If you’re like me, when you’re prepping for a party, you’re always looking for ways to prepare things in advance. These are better if you make them a day in advance and then all you have to do is slice and serve!

Versatile: You can make these vegetarian by omiting the pepperoni. They’ll still have loads of great pizza flavor, especially if you serve them with pizza sauce. You can add different pizza “toppings,” but you have to be careful they don’t have too high of a moisture content. Finely chopped vegetables will work well, as long as you don’t add too many. Cooked ham is a great choice too – deli sliced ham works best here.

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These will keep for 2-3 days in the fridge. Any longer and the tortilla will likely become a little soggy.

Looking for more fun twists on pepperoni pizza?

  • Pepperoni Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
  • Pizza Zucchini Bites
  • Pizza Chicken Tenders
  • Pizza Dip
  • Parmesan Crusted Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese
  • Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Rolls

Did you make this? Be sure to leave a review below and tag me @rachelcooksblog on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest!

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4.43 from 28 votes

8 servings

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These fun pepperoni pizza tortilla pinwheels make a great appetizer or school lunch. Your kids will think they have hit the jackpot when they open their lunchbox and see these!


  • 1 package (8 ounce) package reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sliced pepperoni
  • 4 flour tortillas (taco size) (may only need 3)
  • for dipping: pizza sauce


  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, basil, oregano, garlic, mozzarella and pepperoni. Spread this mixture onto a tortilla all the way to the edges in an even layer (you’ll use about 1/2 cup for each tortilla). Tightly roll up tortilla with the filling on the inside. Wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat until all tortillas are filled and rolled.

  • Place wrapped rolls in fridge and chill for at least 2 hours. Use a very sharp knife to slice into pinwheels, about 1/2-inch thick.

  • Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.


  • Serving size: 1/2 of a tortilla (3-4 roll-ups)

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4slices, Calories: 201kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 534mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

© Author: Rachel Gurk

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    • Rachel Gurk says

      I’m not sure the filling would stay put, it might just run out. Let me know if you give it a try, though!


  1. Ray says

    Looks delicious!


    • Rachel Gurk says

      Thank you!


  2. Thomas Coleman says

    I made these for my son’s high school class and they were very good.Can’t believe how easy and good these are!


    • Rachel Gurk says

      So glad you liked them! Thank you for taking the time to let me know. :)


  3. Shannon VandenBosch says

    Can’t wait to try these!!


    • Rachel Gurk says

      I hope you love them! Great for lunch boxes. :)


  4. sarah k @ the pajama chef says

    so fun! i made my husband a pepperoni pizza wrap for lunch yesterday, but he’d love these way more!


    • Rachel Gurk says

      Thanks Sarah! Hope you (and him!) love these.


  5. Karen @ The Food Charlatan says

    This is genius Rachel! I’m all in back to school lunch mode too, these look like they fit the bill: easy, tasty, and even make-ahead. You could probably freeze them right? Or would that make the cream cheese weird. hmmmm I’ll have to try it out! :)


    • Rachel Gurk says

      I haven’t tried freezing them but I bet it would work!


  6. denise says

    easy and tasty


    • Rachel Gurk says

      Thanks Denise!


  7. cookbook queen says

    What a fun little lunch idea! I’m always looking for new ideas for Lucy’s lunch — she’s a picky eater. This is perfect!!


    • Rachel Gurk says

      So is N – it’s SO hard! Thankfully I don’t have to pack him lunches yet. Between allergies and pickiness, it’s an adventure.


  8. Erin@WellPlated says

    Please feel free to pack my lunch any day!!! xo


    • Rachel Gurk says

      Mwah! Come be my neighbor?


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