I can’t even tell you how tasty these super simple cheddar bacon ranch pinwheel wraps are – I could seriously eat the whole tray! Arrange them like a Christmas tree, enjoy the festive colors and you have the perfect food for your holiday parties.
I feel like I’m always hosting something around the holidays so I have a feeling I’ll be making these cheddar bacon ranch pinwheel wraps more than once in the next month. Plus, my expert taste-tester, Nick, gives them two thumbs up!
What ingredients do I need for cheddar, bacon, ranch pinwheel wraps?
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Ranch dressing seasoning packet
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Red bell pepper
- Spinach tortilla wraps
These Christmas tree pinwheel wraps are the perfect savory treat among all of sweet goodies around the house during the holiday season. I mean, I love sweets as much as anyone else, but occasionally I need a break.
How to make the filling for cheddar bacon ranch pinwheels:
- Most importantly, make the bacon ahead of time. That is the most time consuming part of the process.
- Once the bacon is done, simply mix cream cheese and a ranch dip mix together. Then mix in peppers and cheese.
- The final step is to spread it onto tortillas and roll roll roll!
Pro-Tip: slice the raw bacon up into small pieces before putting it into the pan. It tends to cook faster and more evenly that way. You really want crispy bacon for these pinwheels.
How to assemble a Christmas tree appetizer made of pinwheels:
- Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the tortilla and roll up tightly.
- Slice the rollup into even sections (each 1-1 1/2 inches wide) and arrange to look like a Christmas tree.
- Be sure the filling is as close to the edge as possible. This will help ensure even filling in each bite. The tighter they are rolled, the odds are less that they will fall apart.
- Cut a star out of cheese and use it for the topper! You can use a simple cookie cutter, like this, to do this step.
I hope you have some fun making this recipe for cheddar bacon ranch pinwheel wraps. It comes together to be the perfect Christmas tree appetizer for any party.
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- The Best Easy Baked Brie Appetizer
- Sausage Puff Pastry Appetizer Recipe
- 5 Ingredient Raw Honey and Goat Cheese Appetizer
- 5 ingredient mini carrot cheese balls
- Sausage puff pastry appetizer
- Cheesy bacon dip (seriously the best dip!)
Christmas Tree Appetizer-Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheel Wraps
- 12 slices cooked bacon crumbled
- 2 packages cream cheese 8oz each (I use 1/3 reduced fat), at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sour cream I use reduced fat, at room temperature
- 1/2 packet ranch dressing and seasoning mix about 1 1/2 tablespoons
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
- 5-8 tortillas 8 inch, I used green spinach tortillas, found by all the other tortillas in the grocery store
- Start by cooking the bacon. Slice raw bacon into small pieces and put into pan. Cook for approximately 5 minutes or until just crispy, using a slotted spoon transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain and cool.
- Using a hand or stand mixer beat the cream cheese and sour cream together. Add powdered ranch mix and blend until smooth. Add in shredded cheese, bacon and peppers and mix until combined.
- Lay spinach tortilla on a flat surface.
- Spread cream cheese mixture all the way to the edges of the tortilla.
- Roll tortilla tightly. To seal the tortilla closed, use a small amount of the cream cheese mixture.
- Slice into even sections, about 1-1 1/2 inch pieces
- Arrange as a Christmas tree on a flat board.
Hi, this looks great! How many servings (wraps) are you giving per head please? I would like to make 1 tree but am not sure how many servings to put in for the ingredients? Thank you
Hi! What a great question, thank you for asking. Each tortilla makes about 5-8 slices/pinwheels if that makes sense (depending how full of filling you make them, I like to spread the filling thin and then make more. What I like to do is if there are extra, I make it a 2 layer tree, or I’ll just make a bigger tree and lay it on a bigger board. If you want to make a single layer tree like pictured, simply cut the recipe in half so that you’re only using 1 block of cream cheese. Hope that helps. Please let me know if there are any other questions!
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