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Horseradish Roast Beef Pinwheels

A fast and easy appetizer recipe ready in 20 minutes, Horseradish Roast Beef Pinwheels combine classic flavors in a party finger food. Roast beef is layered with a horseradish cream cheese mixture and rolled in flour tortillas. #gamedayrecipes #partyappetizers #holidayappetizers
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Game Day, Holiday, Lunch
Servings: 24 pinwheels
Calories: 49kcal


  • 2 large flour tortillas (wrap or burrito size)
  • 8 ounces roast beef (deli slices)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or mozzarella)
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish (not the cream version)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or rosemary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Make the cheese mixture by combining the cream cheese, Monterey Jack, horseradish, dried thyme, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Spread the cheese mixture across both tortillas to the edges in an even, thin layer. I skip spreading to the right and left edges by about an inch because the ends will be thrown out.
  • Layer the slices of roast beef across the cheese mixture.
  • Starting from the bottom, roll the tortilla up rather tightly but without squeezing the cream cheese mixture out.
  • Chill the logs in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up, or in the refrigerator if waiting longer before serving. The chilling will make them easier to slice and create cleaner cuts without everything oozing out.
  • When ready to serve, use a serrated knife to cut the log into half inch rounds (or as thick/thin as preferred). Discard the ends where the log is hollow (or snack on them!). Serve immediately.


You can also use regular large tortillas however you will get fewer pinwheels per tortilla and will need more to use up the cheese mixture.
If you choose to use a cream horseradish, you may need to add more as it may not have as much of a flavor punch.


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg