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Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

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Amanda FinksGuest Blogger
December 05, 2017 · 151k Views

It’s holiday party season! Whether you’ve got holiday work parties, club parties, or get-togethers with family and friends, there’s always something going on this time of year. These Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels are a perfect appetizer for bringing to any holiday gathering. They’re quick and easy to make, and they only require a few common ingredients. They’re stuffed with flavored cream cheese, dried cranberries, turkey, and spinach. The cranberries give the pinwheels a little pop of sweetness, which is fantastic! The red and green colors make the pinwheels ideal for serving during the holidays. Keep reading to see how you can make this tasty bite in no time!

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Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

Serves: 48 Pinwheels


  • 1 (8 oz.) container of chive and onion flavored cream cheese, softened
  • 4 large (10 inches) flour tortillas
  • 1 (5 oz.) package dried cranberries
  • 9 oz. thinly sliced turkey breast
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, stems removed

Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels


  1. Divide the cream cheese among the tortillas.  Spread the cream cheese in a thin layer to cover the tortillas.
  2. Sprinkle the cranberries over the cream cheese, covering half of each tortilla.
  3. Add thin layers of turkey and spinach leaves on top of the cranberries.
  4. Starting with the end that has the cranberries, turkey, and spinach, roll up the tortillas as tightly as you can.
  5. Tightly wrap the rolls in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour or up to 1 day.
  6. Remove the plastic wrap.  Slice each roll into 12 pieces, making 48 pinwheels.​

Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

​​Optional: Arrange the pinwheels on a large platter in the shape of a Christmas tree.

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Amanda is the recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind the lifestyle blog The Wholesome Dish. She is a Registered Dietitian living in the St. Louis, MO area. She believes that all foods can fit in a healthy lifestyle in moderation. Most of her recipes are healthy, easy to prepare, affordable, and family friendly. In her free time, she enjoys traveling as much as possible, restaurants, wine, and staying active.

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