Friday, October 19, 2012

Tex-Mex Pinwheels

We're big sandwich people at our house.  My husband always keeps a fresh loaf of homemade bread in the box, and sandwiches are made on an almost daily basis.  It's nice that my kids like them so much, packing lunches for them in the morning is a snap.  But every now and then we all need a change.

These little pinwheels were a total hit with kids and adults.  They are full of flavor, but still mild.  They are soft, bite sized and will go a long way when feeding a crowd.  You can't go wrong with favorites like chicken, cheese and olives.  Serve them as an appetizer, or one of the main dishes, you can't go wrong.

Tex-Mex Pinwheels
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8 ounces light sour cream
8 ounces light cream cheese, softened
4 oz can chopped green chiles
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon cumin (or to taste)
1 tablespoon chili powder (or to taste)
garlic salt to taste
1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced into very small pieces
1 cup olives, diced
5 10-inch flour tortillas


In a mixing bowl combine sour cream, cream cheese, green chiles, cheddar cheese, green onions, and seasonings to taste.  Then gently fold in olives and chicken.

Divide evenly and spread over each tortilla, leaving about half and inch of space at the edge.  Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours (I made mine the day before).  Unwrap, cut into 1-2 inch pieces and serve either cold or at room temp.


Lynn said...

Mmm, that looks like a great alternative to sandwiches, Teresa. Love it :)

Joanne said...

These sound like they're so much fun to eat! Definitely a nice change from sandwiches.

Barbara said...

Love this idea, Teresa. Great thinking for football snacks!

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

We are big sandwich eaters, too...and these would be sure to please. Love the flavors!

Reeni Pisano said...

I'd take these over a sandwich any day! Love them!

Pam said...

My kids don't love sandwiches... I wish they did! I wonder if they would like these pinwheels - I know I will!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

these are such great finger foods

Kim said...

I have been craving something exactly like this. This is definitely going to hit the spot!

Blond Duck said...

What a cute idea!

Val said...

I love the look of these pin wheels.

Chris said...

36This is perfect for the leftover pulled chicken that I have left. Great timing too, I didn't feel like cooking tonight!

Anonymous said...

Those look delicious Teresa! I'll have to give those a try with my SIL next week for our lunches. :D

Pam said...

These are a great change from sandwiches and I want to try them They look and sound delicious. Thanks!

pinkie fatima said...

Truly Amazing. A must try recipe =)


Taste and Tell said...

I totally need to try these out. We eat A LOT of sandwiches for lunches, and this would be a great way to change things up!!