Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels {Easy Lunch recipe}

Try this easy Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels recipe. Turkey, bacon and cheddar cheese pinwheel with cream cheese is a classic for work and school lunches or a perfect appetizer just in time for football.

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Try this easy Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels recipe. Turkey pinwheels with  bacon, cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Perfect for work and school lunches or as a snack or appetizer just in time for football.

If you’re searching for a quick recipe that’s not only delicious but also easy to make, look no further than these Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels! This recipe is inspired by my best friend Jessica. She made similar ones for my baby shower and turns out they’re great for after school snacks as well. Plus, these are so much cheaper and better than the ones you get from Costco or Sam’s Club.

They go by many names: crack turkey pinwheels, tortilla roll ups, turkey bacon ranch pinwheels, and turkey roll ups. No matter what you call them, Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels are an easy recipe to make using simple ingredients. Whether you’re planning a game day gathering, bridal shower, or simply looking for a simple yet satisfying meal prep option, this turkey pinwheel recipe is a great choice.

Before we learn how to make this turkey bacon cheese and ranch pinwheel recipe lets answer a few frequently asked questions.

FAQs About Turkey Pinwheels

Yes, pinwheels can be made the night before. They also can be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 3 days, making them a great meal prepped go-to snack.

A serving of pinwheels is typically 4-6. Four pinwheels is great for an appetizer or snack, while 6 is best for a lunch size serving.

Yes, you can freeze turkey pinwheels. Place them in a single layer and use parchment paper if stacking to prevent them from sticking together. Store for up to 1 month. Before eating, remove them from freezer and allow them to thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Ingredients for Turkey Pinwheels

Here’s what you’ll need to make the best Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels. Remember you can always jump to the Cracked Turkey Pinwheels recipe to print out the full instructions.

Try this easy cracked out turkey pinwheels recipe. Turkey, Bacon and cheddar cheese pinwheel with cream cheese is a classic for work and school lunches or a perfect appetizer just in time for football.
  • Tortillas– opt for burrito size large flour tortillas or low-carb tortillas
  • Cream cheese– you’ll need 8oz, softened to room temperature
  • Ranch dressing– some people use ranch seasoning, but I use dressing since I usually already have it.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese– if you get pre-shredded, do not get finely shredded.
  • Bacon– you’ll need 6-8 slices. I chop before cooking, but if you air fry your bacon you can chop after cooking.
  • Sliced turkey– go for regular or thinly sliced. I love honey and oven roasted, but cracked black pepper turkey is amazing as well. Pick your fave, I went with honey smoked this time.
  • Milk-this is optional. If your mixture is too thick and difficult to spread add milk a tablespoon at a time.

Instructions for Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels

  1. Chop and Cook Bacon: Chop 6-8 slices of bacon and cook it on the stovetop on medium for 10 minutes or until crispy and brown. Drain on paper towel lined plate.
  2. Prepare the Cream Cheese Mixture: In a small bowl, mix together the 8oz softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup ranch dressing until well combined. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and bacon to create a creamy and flavorful cream cheese spread. If too thick, add tablespoon of milk.
  3. Assemble the Turkey Pinwheels: Lay out one flour tortilla on a large cutting board. Spread an even layer of the cream cheese mixture over the entire surface of the tortilla.
  4. Layer the Deli Meat: Place a single layer of sliced deli turkey or your choice of deli meat over the cream cheese mixture, ensuring it covers the tortilla evenly. I use 4 slices per tortilla
  5. Roll the Pinwheels: Starting from one end, tightly roll up the tortilla into a log shape. Repeat the process with the remaining 3 tortillas and filling ingredients.
  6. Rest: Place tortilla rolls in the fridge for 10 minutes to allow the pinwheels to rest.
  7. Slice and Serve: Using a sharp knife, carefully slice off the uneven ends of each rolled tortilla. Slice the tortilla into 3/4inch slices to create the pinwheel shape. You’ll be able to get 9 pinwheels from each tortilla, for a total of 36 pinwheels. Arrange the turkey pinwheels on a serving platter or pack them into lunch boxes for a quick lunch or snack option.
Try this easy cracked out turkey pinwheels recipe. Turkey, Bacon and cheddar cheese pinwheel with cream cheese is a classic for work and school lunches or a perfect appetizer just in time for football.

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How to Store Pinwheels

To store any leftover turkey pinwheels, place them in an airtight container or wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to 3 days, making them a great option for meal prep or quick grab-and-go snacks.

Try this easy Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels recipe. Turkey pinwheels with  bacon, cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Perfect for work and school lunches or as a snack or appetizer just in time for football.

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Tips for the Perfect Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels

  • For a low-carb option, use low-carb tortillas or lettuce wraps instead of flour tortillas.
  • Experiment with different meats and fillings like rotisserie chicken, deli ham cranberry sauce, green onions, fresh veggies, or a variety of cheeses to create your unique flavor combinations.
  • If you’re planning a big batch for a party or gathering, consider using a food processor to mix the cream cheese mixture quickly and efficiently.
  • Don’t forget to garnish your serving platter with fresh veggies or herbs to add color and enhance the presentation of your delicious turkey pinwheels.

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Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels

Easy Cracked Out Turkey pinwheels with bacon, cheese, ranch and cream cheese.
25 minutes
Serving Size 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas (burrito size)
  • 8 ounce cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 6-8 slices bacon
  • 1 pound sliced deli turkey

Instructions

  • Chop bacon into small pieces and cook on stovetop on medium high for 10 minutes or until crispy and brown. Drain on paper towel lined plate (Or cook using your preferred method and chop into small pieces)
  • In a bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese and ranch until well combined. Add shredded cheese and bacon and continue to mix. If too thick, add a tablespoon of milk.
  • Lay out one tortilla and spread an even layer of the cream cheese mixture over the entire surface of the tortilla.
  • Place a single layer of sliced deli turkey over the cream cheese mixture, ensuring it covers the tortilla evenly. Use 4 slices per tortilla.
  • Starting from one end, tightly roll up the tortilla into a log shape. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas and filling ingredients.
  • Place tortilla rolls in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to allow the pinwheels to rest.
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully slice off the uneven ends of each rolled tortilla. Slice the tortilla into 3/4inch slices to create the pinwheel shape. Expect 9 pinwheels from each tortilla. Yielding at least 36 pinwheels total. 4 pinwheels per serving. 9 servings total. Enjoy

Try this easy Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels recipe. Turkey pinwheels with  bacon, cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Perfect for work and school lunches or as a snack or appetizer just in time for football.

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