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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels Are Your New Favorite Appetizer

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There are two things I love. Bacon and cheddar. And when you mix them in with a little cream cheese and wrap them in a tortilla it’s like they come to life.

Okay, maybe it’s not as dramatic as all that, but it does make a damn fine Bacon Cheddar Pinwheel.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

These Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels are so easy to make and are the perfect appetizer to serve up at holiday parties, birthday parties, and even as a mid-afternoon snack.

I will say, I wouldn’t make these too far ahead of time. I’ve found if made more than a few hours ahead of time, they tend to get soggy and nobody wants a soggy appetizer.

Instead, make these a few hours before your event. The good news is, they take 30 minutes or less to make!

What You Need To Make Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

  • Cream Cheese
  • Milk 
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Ranch Dressing Mix 
  • Small Bag of Bacon Bits 
  • Handful of Chives (optional)
  • Tortillas 

How To Make Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

Let your cream cheese soften to room temperature. (Or, if you’re like me, totally forget this part and then try and figure out how to fake this with your microwave.)

Next, combine your cream cheese, bacon bit, milk, ranch dressing mix, shredded cheese, and chives in a large mixing bowl. ( I know, I know, this part isn’t the appetizing part, but just know you’re about to make some magic here, okay?)

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Either by hand or with an electric mixer, blend all ingredients really well. You may need to add more milk, if cream cheese is too stiff. Awww yeah, now it’s starting to look delicious.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Next lay out one tortilla and spread a thin layer of the mixture onto the tortilla. You’re going to want to start eating right here, but don’t! We are just getting started, baby.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Firmly roll up your tortilla.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Continue this process until your mixture is gone.

Refrigerate your wraps, for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

After refrigeration, cut the little butt ends off of each tortilla and slice into little circles with a sharp knife.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Now you’re cookin’ with bacon! Bon Appetit!

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheel Are Your New Favorite Appetizer

There are two things I love. Bacon and cheddar. And when you mix them in with a little cream cheese and wrap them in a tortilla it's like they come to life. Okay, maybe it's not as dramatic as all that, but it does make a damn fine Bacon Cheddar Pinwheel.
4.49 from 136 votes
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Course: Delicious Food
Cuisine: Appetizer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Jamie

Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz. Packages of Cream Cheese
  • cup of Milk
  • 1 – 1 ¼ Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 tsp. of Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 Small Bag of Bacon Bits
  • Handful of Chives optional
  • Tortillas

Instructions

  • Let your cream cheese soften to room temperature.
  • Next, combine your cream cheese, bacon bit, milk, ranch dressing mix, shredded cheese, and chives in a large mixing bowl.
  • Either by hand or with an electric mixer, blend all ingredients really well. You may need to add more milk, if cream cheese is too stiff.
  • Next lay out one tortilla and spread a thin layer of the mixture onto the tortilla.
  • Firmly roll up your tortilla.
  • Continue this process until your mixture is gone.
  • Refrigerate your wraps, for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • After refrigeration, cut the ends off of each wrap.
  • Slice into even segment with a sharp knife.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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  2. I make them every Christmas eve. I add shredded deli meat to mine. The spicey turkey and smoked chicken finely shredded makes them the bomb!

  3. Throw some jalapeno in there and you have a jalapeno popper in a tortilla!! Delish ??

  4. I made these with the plain cream cheese ant the Garden style, We loved it! I took these to my club meeting and had to give them all the recipe.

  5. A little bit of finely chopped cilantro really sets it off!

  6. Can u use something else in place of tortillas? Good flour tortillas r hard to find.

    1. low carb Mission tortillas found at Walmart, safeway, winco etc. I’m going to try this recipe, but will use Almond milk (not Almond “Silk” milk tho). I’ll also use fresh bacon crumbles. I’m on Keto, so with these changes it’s a go for me. 🙂

  7. The cakes are so fresh, the recipe you made is so great and you have really clever hands, I really like the way you decorate them.

  8. Made these and used 8 oz reg cream cheese and 8 oz of garden vegetable cream cheese
    Instead of 2 regular cream cheese and they were to die for! A huge hit!!
    Thanks! Great recipe!

  9. Looks amazing. I don’t like bacon bits so I am going to try chopped bacon.

  10. 5 stars
    That looks sooo good. I really wanna eat it now 😀 I will definitely put it on my ‘to make list’ 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  11. I have read your article. it is very informative and helpful for me.I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it, again!

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