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Caprese Pesto Pinwheels Roll Ups

Fast and simple party appetizer recipe. Vegetarian Caprese Pesto Pinwheels Roll Ups are made of cream cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, basil pesto, and tomatoes rolled in a flour tortilla. Easy finger food for entertaining or game day. #basilpesto #caprese #pinwheels #appetizers
Prep Time10 mins
Passive Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Game Day, Holiday, Lunch, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 75kcal


  • 2 flour tortillas (8 inches wide, or one extra large wrap sized tortilla)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1 small roma tomato


  • Remove the guts of the tomato and finely dice the tomato. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella, garlic powder, and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • On the flour tortilla, spread out the cheese mixture as thin or thick as you prefer.
  • On top of the cheese mixture, spread the basil pesto.
  • Sprinkle the finely diced tomato across the pesto and gently press into the cheese mixture.
  • Roll the tortillas tightly into a log. Place the rolled tortillas in the freezer for 10 minutes to set (or refrigerate if making in advance).
  • When ready to serve, remove the tortilla logs from the freezer. Cut off the ends that are hollow and cut the log into 1/2 inch wide rounds. Serve immediately.


You can use any size tortilla(s) you like.  The larger wrap sized tortillas produce less waste from the ends not being full rounds.
You will need more or less cheese mixture depending on how thick you like the filling to be.
You can use jarred pesto but I find homemade is best. Get our recipe for Basil Pesto here!  This recipe will give you about 1 1/2-2 cups of pesto sauce.
To ensure a truly vegetarian dish, use vegetarian cheeses.


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg