Bacon Cuban Pinwheels

You've never had ham and cheese pinwheels like this! We’ve layered cream cheese, ham, bacon and Swiss cheese together for a quick make-ahead appetizer people will ask for again and again. That's one party prep task checked off your to-do list in a jiffy. (Just don’t forget the pickles to finish off these tasty Cubano appetizers.)
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 2 Hours 25 Minutes
Servings 32

Ingredient List

  • 1 container (8 oz) cream cheese spread, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Burritos (8 Count)
  • 1 lb sliced deli ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese (about 6 oz), cut in half
  • 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 6 dill pickle planks (from 32-oz jar), cut in 4 strips lengthwise
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese spread, cilantro, brown sugar, mustard and soy sauce. Divide mixture among tortillas, spreading evenly over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border. Top half of each tortilla with ham, Swiss cheese, bacon and pickles.
  2. Starting from side with toppings, roll up very tightly. Wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  3. To serve, cut 1 inch from end of each roll, and discard. Cut each roll into 4 (1 1/2-inch) slices.

Expert Tips

  • For a fun presentation, top each ham and cheese roll with a sliced dill pickle and a toothpick.
  • One 8-oz package of cream cheese can be used instead of cream cheese spread for these Cubano bites. Soften cream cheese as directed on package.


  • 1 Pinwheel Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 50);  Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 3g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 20mg;  Sodium 360mg;  Potassium 75mg;  Total Carbohydrate 6g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars 1g);  Protein 6g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 8%;  Iron 4%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 Lean Meat;  1/2 High-Fat Meat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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