Get ready for the holiday season with the most fun appetizers – Christmas pinwheels!

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If you’re planning a holiday party, these pinwheel hors d’oeuvres are the perfect Christmas appetizer. 

In this article, I’ll show you 13 easy Christmas pinwheel appetizers that will impress your guests and make your holiday gathering extra special. The best part about these pinwheel appetizer recipes is that all of them can be made ahead of time so that you can spend the party day enjoying yourself, not being stuck in the kitchen!


13 Easy Christmas Pinwheel Appetizers for a Holiday Party

Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned home cook, you can whip up these tasty treats in no time. Let’s dive into the delicious world of delicious pinwheel recipes!


1. Tortilla Roll Ups

This fun Christmas appetizer with a cream cheese mixture and a packet of ranch dressing mix is quick to make and perfect for serving this time of year. Top the Holiday pinwheels with a yellow pepper star for a festive touch before serving them to your party guests!


Recipe: Inspired by Charm

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2. Chicken Cranberry Pinwheels

You will love this easy recipe made with green tortillas, chicken, cranberries, feta cheese, green onions, and other tasty ingredients. You only need a little time to make the delicious filling and these yummy appetizers taste even better than they look!


Recipe: Midwestern HomeLife


3. Pinwheel Christmas Tree

These warm artichokes and spinach pinwheels in a Christmas tree shape are an appetizer that the whole family will love!


Recipe: Watch What U Eat

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4. Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels

These easy make-ahead appetizers incorporate all of the best Christmas flavors such as cranberries, pecans, and cream cheese.


Recipe: The Gifted Gabber

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5. Italian Pinwheels

Delicious layered pinwheel sandwiches feature the flavors of an Italian hoagie rolled up and sliced for the ultimate holiday party snack.


Recipe: The Suburban Soapbox


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6. Caprese Pinwheel Roll-Ups

Creamy caprese pinwheels include pops of bright red color from the red peppers making them a festive-looking treat that is perfect for serving at a party during the Christmas season.

You can make these ahead of time and even bring them to a party as they are the perfect portable appetizer!


Recipe: Three Olives Branch


7. Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls

Make these puff pastry pizza rolls in less than 20 minutes and watch your friends and family eat them up in minutes!


Recipe: My Morning Mocha


8. Italian Pinwheels

You can always count on these Italian pinwheels for appetizers at parties, holidays, or other get-togethers! Made with dairy-free cream cheese, balsamic dressing, lots of veggies, and 3 different kinds of meat, these bite-sized delights are full of flavor and texture! 


Recipe: Living Beyond Allergies


9. Bacon Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels

This easy pinwheel appetizer is a great new holiday tradition, for your family to try. It’s easy to make, has minimal ingredients, and is packed with flavor.


Recipe: Simply Made Eats


10. Horseradish Roast Beef Pinwheels

These easy-to-make Roast Beef Pinwheels with Horseradish Cream Cheese are a tasty appetizer for party entertaining. Roast beef slices are layered with thyme and horseradish cream cheese mixture and rolled in flour tortillas.


Recipe: Three Olives Branch


11. Pastrami Pinwheel Sandwiches

If you’re looking for a healthy Christmas appetizer, then these pastrami and Swiss cheese pinwheels are for you. Make them ahead of time, store them in plastic wrap and slice just before serving to your guests.


Recipe: Make it Skinny Please


12. Pesto Pinwheel Appetizers

In addition to being visually appealing, these bite-sized treats are bursting with flavor from basil, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan.


Recipe: On The Double Cook


13. Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

These festive cookies are perfect for making a cookie swap or as a treat for your party guests. The recipe uses food coloring to create different colored dough and is a treat that all sugar cookie fans will love.


Recipe: Lemon Blossoms


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10 Beef Appetizers for The Holidays 


Which of these easy Christmas appetizer recipes will you be making for the holidays?

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