December 2, 2022

Make multiple servings of these tortilla cream cheese pinwheels and build a Christmas tree for a festive holiday appetizer.

This appetizer not only tastes good, but looks festive, too. A perfect contribution to a holiday potluck or party, these colorful pinwheels are tasty and easy to make. They can be arranged any way you’d like on a platter — including served in the shape of a Christmas tree.

Recipe: Cream Cheese Spinach and Red Pepper Pinwheels
  • 1 teaspoon garlic pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese (1 tub)
  • 1 whole-wheat tortilla
  • 3 slices roasted red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped spinach
  1. Mix the garlic pepper, dill weed and dried parsley into the whipped cream cheese.
  2. Spread 2 tablespoons herbed cream cheese onto the tortilla in the shape of a circle, but still leave some room on the outer edges of the tortilla.
  3. Place the roasted red peppers in a straight line on the tortilla.
  4. Add the spinach on top of the red peppers.
  5. Tightly roll up the tortilla, and slice into 1/2-inch pinwheels.
  6. Enjoy!
Serving size: 2 roll-ups. Calories: 100 Fat: 4 grams Carbohydrates: 14 grams Protein: 4 grams

This recipe was provided by Emilie Winder, a 2017 Honors College graduate of the University of Georgia and a 2017 Dietetic Intern at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.