Turkey and Cheese Pinwheels

These turkey pinwheels are a quick and tasty option for lunch. Kids love them and they can be prepared ahead of time and packed in a lunchbox.

pinwheels on a plate with orange slices and red bell pepper

I struggle for new ideas to feed my hungry kids for lunch day after day.

At least during the summer, I don’t have to worry about packing lunchboxes. But when 11:30 rolls around and everyone starts to get hungry, it’s nice to have a plan in mind. Sometimes I need easy but not the usual peanut butter and jelly, quesadillas, fruit/veggies or leftover mac and cheese.

We always have tortillas and pinwheels are so easy but so different from the same old sandwich. My daughter calls these turkey roll-ups and they are one of her favorite lunches.

side view of kids plate with turkey and cheese pinwheels with side of fruit and vegetables

I like to use a deli turkey with no added nitrates or nitrites to be just a little bit healthier. You could also use ham for a ham and cheese pinwheel.

During the school year, I pack these in my kids’ lunchboxes and they hold up really well. You can make these the night before and refrigerate.

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Turkey and Cheese Pinwheels

These turkey pinwheels are a quick and tasty option for lunch. Kids love them and they can be prepared ahead of time and packed in a lunchbox.
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword tortilla pinwheels, turkey pinwheels
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings 2
Calories 264kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 eight-inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese
  • 2 slices turkey breast
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese
  • 1 small tomato thinly sliced (optional)

Instructions

  • Spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese onto each tortilla, spreading it all the way to the edges. Place turkey, cheese, and tomato slices on top.
  • Tightly roll up each tortilla and then use a sharp serrated knife to cut into 1-inch-thick round slices.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tortilla pinwheel | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 881IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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