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Taco pinwheels made with cream cheese, chicken, cheddar cheese and bell peppers.

Taco Pinwheels

These taco pinwheels are made with chicken, taco seasoning, cream cheese and peppers, all rolled up inside tortillas. An easy make-ahead party appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 244kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 6 large tortillas burrito size
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • guacamole or salsa for serving.


  • In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, taco seasoning and cheddar cheese until well combined.
  • Add the chicken, bell peppers and cilantro into the cream cheese mixture and stir until combined.
  • Lay one of the tortillas flat on a cutting board and spread approximately 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture all over the tortilla.
  • Roll up tightly.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas.
  • Place the tortilla rolls on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for at least one hour or up to one day.
  • Slice the tortilla rolls into 1 inch pinwheels and serve, with guacamole or salsa for dipping if desired.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 125mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 0.5mg