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Cream Cheese Cheddar Taco Pinwheels

cream cheese cheddar taco pinwheels Appetizer
Cream Cheese Cheddar Taco Pinwheels
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 20

Roll up and roll out! These classic pinwheels with a taco twist are all dressed up and ready to head to the party. Throw a little sour cream and sliced green onion on top, and just try to keep these cheesy appetizers to yourself. MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 23, 2019
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

4
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, cubed and softened
2
teaspoons Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
2
tablespoons finely chopped ripe olives
2
tablespoons finely chopped pickled jalapeño chiles
2
tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
2
tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
3/4
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (3 oz)
2
tablespoons butter, melted
1/4
cup sour cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and taco seasoning mix; stir to completely combine.
  • 2
    If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut in half horizontally and vertically to form 4 rectangles.
  • 3
    Spread each rectangle with about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture. In small bowl, mix olives, jalapeño, bell pepper and 1 tablespoon of the green onion. Divide olive mixture among rectangles; top with shredded cheese.
  • 4
    Starting at shortest side, roll up each rectangle; pinch edges to seal. Cut each roll into 5 slices. Place cut side down 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Brush pinwheels with melted butter.
  • 5
    Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Serve topped with sour cream and remaining 1 tablespoon green onion.

Expert Tips

  • After filling, if your rolled dough starts to become soft, place in refrigerator for 3 to 4 minutes before continuing with the recipe.
  • Looking for a little extra on top? Try topping with some salsa or sliced jalapeño chiles.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Pinwheel
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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