These Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels are a fast and easy appetizer recipe, perfect to make for game day and party finger food.
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Jalapeno poppers are a perfect blend of slightly spicy and creamy, cheesy goodness. While the classics are always delicious, I love to use the same flavors in new ways. These roll ups are incredibly simple and quick to make which makes them perfect for feeding a crowd. Get more jalapeno popper recipes here!
The heat of a jalapeno can vary greatly. I have had quite a few jalapenos with so much heat! So use more or less based on your heat preference as well as how hot the pepper you are using is. Even with all the wives tales of how you can try to tell how hot it is (cracks, curved stems, etc), none of those seem to hold true, so the best way to tell is simply to eat a piece of it. Or just throw them in and see what happens, which is what I normally do. 🙂
I love making pinwheels (aka roll ups) for parties and hosting because they are so simple to make, eat, and there are so many flavor combinations you can use. Find more pinwheel recipes here!
To make these Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels first make the cheese mixture. Spread the cream cheese mixture across the large flour tortillas. Roll them up tightly, but not so tight that the cheese squeezes out. Chill the log in the freezer for 10 minutes, or in the refrigerator. Slice them up into rounds as thick or thin as you would like and serve chilled. The chilled cheese will make the cuts cleaner and easier. Larger tortillas are best because there is less waste from the ends, but any size will work.