Creamy Taco Pinwheels with Picante Sauce


Creamy Taco Pinwheels with Picante Sauce


  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (store-bought or homemade)
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup picante sauce (or your favorite salsa)
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese


  1. Prepare Creamy Taco Mixture:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and taco seasoning. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  2. Spread Mixture on Tortillas:
    • Lay out the flour tortillas on a clean surface.
    • Evenly spread the creamy taco mixture over each tortilla, leaving a small border around the edges.
  3. Roll and Chill:
    • Roll up each tortilla tightly to form a log or cylinder.
    • Wrap each rolled tortilla in plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This helps the cream cheese mixture set and makes the pinwheels easier to slice.
  4. Slice into Pinwheels:
    • After chilling, unwrap the tortilla rolls and use a sharp knife to slice them into bite-sized pinwheels, approximately 1/2 to 1 inch thick.
  5. Serve with Picante Sauce:
    • Arrange the pinwheels on a serving platter.
    • Pour the picante sauce into a small bowl for dipping.
    • If desired, sprinkle shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, or shredded cheese on top of the pinwheels for added freshness.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Serve the creamy taco pinwheels with picante sauce on the side for dipping.
    • Enjoy this tasty and easy-to-make appetizer!

Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite ingredients or adjusting the seasoning to suit your taste. These pinwheels make for a delicious snack or party appetizer with a delightful Tex-Mex flair!

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