Bacon-Jalapeño Pinwheels

These easy pinwheels roll all the flavors of a bacon-wrapped jalapeño popper into one outrageously delicious bite. When bacon is involved, you can never have too much of anything, so be sure to whip up a batch or two. Serve them at your next game day get-together, and watch your team make them disappear before you can even say, “Game on!”
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 2 Hours 15 Minutes
Servings 12

Ingredient List

  • 2 containers (8 oz each) cream cheese spread, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (6 oz)
  • 8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup from 1 can (12 oz) Old El Paso™ Hot Jalapeño Slices, drained, diced
  • 1 package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Burritos (8 Count)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, shredded cheese, bacon and jalapeño slices. Divide mixture among tortillas, spreading evenly over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border. Roll up very tightly. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  2. To serve, trim 1/2 inch from end of each roll, and discard. Cut each roll into 6 (1-inch) slices. Serve with salsa, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • If you want to add a little variety to your pinwheel plate, swap your favorite variety of shredded cheese for the cheddar cheese—anything goes!
  • You can use one 8-oz package of cream cheese instead of the cream cheese spread. Soften cream cheese as directed on package before spreading it on tortillas.
  • The key to making these pinwheels look as amazing as they taste is in the rolling—make sure you get a nice, tight roll to make slicing a cinch.


  • 2 Pinwheels Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 200);  Total Fat 22g (Saturated Fat 12g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 55mg;  Sodium 480mg;  Potassium 85mg;  Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 9g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 10%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 15%;  Iron 6%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1 High-Fat Meat;  2 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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