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Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels


Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels are perfect for picnics, potlucks, road trips or snacking at home! No cooking or baking, just a delicious sandwich in 5 minutes!

Easy to make Sun Dried Tomato Pinwheels

What is a Pinwheel Sandwich?

Pinwheel sandwiches are small sandwiches that are curled up into a roll. We love pinwheel sandwiches because they are very versatile.  The ingredients hold up well and so it is a great thing to bring to the park, sports game, on-the-go dinners in the car, and in a lunch box.

How to Make Perfect Pinwheels

The biggest trick is to spread your filling all the way to the edges.  This will help as a “glue” when you start to roll the tortillas.  The ends won’t start to unroll because the sticky cream cheese seals the edge.  My second tip is to use a serrated knife to cut the rolls!  This means that the knife has little ripples on the blade that help to cut the roll as you pull back and forth on your way down.  Think of it like cutting a tree with a saw! You wouldn’t just whack it with a knife, you would go back and forth until it cut through!  This helps you to not squish your roll and press out all the filling.  You’ll get perfect circles! My last tip is that when you’re cutting, place the seam-side directly onto your cutting board.  This will help the roll not fall apart and the added pressure to the seam with help to seal it!

Vegetarian Sun Dried Tomato Pinwheels

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels

We have Mexican Pinwheels with chicken and salsa, classic Ham and Cheese Pinwheels and even Peanut Butter Pinwheels on the blog! But we wanted to do something even more out of the box, Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels. They’re vegetarian friendly but still as tasty as all of our other pinwheels!  These snack wraps are the perfect thing to make for parties because there’s no cooking involved and they come together in minutes.  They can be just a snack if you take one roll or an entire meal if you eat a few because there’s protein, fruit and veggies! That’s right, we snuck some spinach into these!

Sun Dried Tomato Pinwheels the kids will love!
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pinwheels
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Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels are perfect for picnics, potlucks, road trips or snacking at home! No cooking or baking, just a delicious sandwich in 5 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 137kcal


  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, low fat
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1/4 ounce Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium tortilla, whole wheat
  • 15 leaves basil, fresh


  • Dice the sun-dried tomatoes. Add to a bowl with the softened cream cheese, chopped spinach, minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, and salt. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Spread filling on tortillas (you can use a third if needed).  Try to spread the filling all the way to the edge of the tortillas.
  • Top with fresh basil leaves and then roll up tightly.
  • Use a serrated knife to slice each roll into 1 inch pieces. Cut the roll seam side down to help the pinwheels stay together.  Enjoy!


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g
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SUN DRIED tomato basil pinwheels

Natalie Monson

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Hi, these look delicious..
Hopefully not a silly question but what sort of sundried tomatoes do you us? Ones in oil or the dried ones Tia

Not silly at all! We’ve used both and had great results. I usually have the oil packed ones on hand.