Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels made in just 15 minutes with chicken, ranch seasoning, cream cheese and tortillas make the perfect lunch bites or afterschool snack.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels made in just 15 minutes with chicken, ranch seasoning, cream cheese and tortillas make the perfect lunch bites or afterschool snack.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels have been a lunch favorite for us pretty much all year. We used to make the slow cooker version of this recipe in sandwich form (coming soon), but recently we’ve been using chicken we grilled to make these a good cold snack option.

As a second option my husband has also been popping these into muffin tins with a quick spray of canola oil and baking them for 10 minutes on 400 degrees for crispy, melty Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels of your dreams. With the canola oil and the oil from the cheese and bacon cooking together the tortillas get the most delicious version of crispy you could think of.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are the perfect afternoon snack! You'll love them!

Looking for more handheld snack options?

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels made in just 15 minutes with chicken, ranch seasoning, cream cheese and tortillas make the perfect lunch bites or afterschool snack.

It is a bit hard to go wrong with these as the filling is mostly cheese and bacon.

Looking for some flavor alternatives here are a few different versions you could make:

  • Caesar: Chicken, caesar dressing, Parmesan Cheese and crumbled croutons.
  • BLT: Chicken, bacon, sour cream, green onions and tomatoes.
  • Buffalo Chicken: chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, hot wing sauce, cheddar
  • Italian Hoagie: salami, provolone, pepperoncini, olives and cream cheese

Tools Used in the making of these Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels:
Ranch Seasoning: I make mine (Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix) but you can also buy it in bulk like this, so use 2 tablespoons of the seasoning if you buy this.
Chef’s Knife: This knife is one of the three most used tools in my kitchen (tongs and my pig tail flipper are the other two). I love it, I’ve had it for almost 10 years and it is as sharp today as the day I got it. (left column, second from the top). Mind you I love it this much even though I have a ridiculously expense knife set as well.

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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels made in just 15 minutes with chicken, ranch seasoning, cream cheese and tortillas make the perfect lunch or afterschool snack.
Yield 32 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 3 chicken breasts cooked/grilled
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon cooked
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar and jack cheese mix shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 4 large tortillas burrito sized

Instructions

  • Chop the chicken and the bacon into a small dice (see picture above)
  • Add all the ingredients except the tortillas into a large bowl and mix well.
  • Spread a quarter of the mixture onto each tortilla evenly.
  • Roll into a pinwheel, tightly.
  • Cut into 1" pieces and serve cold or if you want to heat, cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Notes

This recipe first appeared on my friend Alyssa's blog The Recipe Critic as a guest post.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 130mg | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Keyword: Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are the perfect afternoon snack! You'll love them!
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are the perfect afternoon snack! You'll love them!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert โ€“ Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I added chopped cherry tomatoes and chopped small green onions, as I felt the mixture was too dry. They were good.

  2. Wow, just discovered your site and am really excited to get cooking! I wish I had found you years ago. Your recipes are so my kind of food and cooking style. Love it!

  3. Hey Sabrina…Are those your hands making those videos? Love them and all your recipes are awesome!! Great website.

    1. Haha, the hands in the pictures are mine but I definitely have help with my videos. So glad you’re enjoying the recipes and the site!

  4. This is one of my favorite flavor combos for appetizers! I could eat a dozen of these pinwheels!