Turkey Pinwheels #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today for #SundaySupper we are sharing back to school recipes.   As a kid I used to love going back to school, you get new clothes, school supplies and of course you get to see your friends.  But one thing I didn’t care for was lunch.  You know what I had for lunch from 1st grade to 6th grade?  This is going to sound so gross, but I used to have a bologna sandwich with butter served on Wonder Bread.  Talk about sticking to the roof of your mouth.  Yuck gross!  To this day I won’t touch bologna.  It’s just yucky to me.  So today I am sharing with you a recipe I wish I could have had for lunch which is Turkey Pinwheels.
Turkey Pinwheels #SundaySupper
This isn’t your ordinary Turkey Pinwheels but it is made with cheddar cheese, turkey and tomatoes. It kind of tastes like a quesadilla with turkey. Yum! Normal pinwheels are made with cream cheese, but I thought if you were to give this to your kids for lunch the cream cheese may not be very good and I wouldn’t want to risk my kids getting sick and besides cheddar cheese rocks.
Turkey Pinwheels
To make the Turkey Pinewheels its supper simple. I took a flour tortilla, sprinkled it with my cheese and microwaved it for 45 seconds. The cheese is perfectly melted. Then I topped it with turkey and tomatoes, rolled it up and I let it sit for a minute. Letting it sit, makes the cheese hold the tortilla together. Then I took a pizza cutter sliced it into 5 pieces. Perfect!
Turkey Pinwheels #SundaySupper

Turkey Pinwheels
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  • Serves: 1 serving
  • Serving size: The Whole Recipe
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    A simple cheesy tortilla filled with turkey and tomatoes and cut into slices. A perfect, quick lunch.
    • 1 8" flour tortilla shell
    • ½ oz. cheddar cheese, shredded (or cheese of choice)
    • 2 oz. turkey meat
    • 1 small tomatoe, seeded, sliced
    1. Sprinkle cheese on flour tortilla, place on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 45 seconds or until cheese is melted. Add turkey, then tomatoes. Roll up starting at one end. Let it sit for a minute and cut into slices.
    Calories: 249, Fat: 9, Cholesterol: 39, Potassium: 317, Carbs: 24, Fiber: 14, Sugar: 2, Protein: 19

    Note: My tortilla was a Mission Carb at 120 calories.

    Turkey Pinwheels #SundaySupper
    There are so many variations of turkey pinwheels you could do. Here are a few turkey pinwheel combos for you that I thought would be great.

    • Monterrey Jack Cheese, turkey with roasted peppers
    • Pepper Jack Cheese with turkey and jalapenos
    • Mozzarella Cheese with turkey, tomatoes, spinach and balsamic glaze
    • Cheddar Cheese with turkey, cucumbers, tomatoes

    I can’t wait to check out the rest of the gang for back to school lunches. I may not be in school but it’s always nice to have different options for lunch.

    Have a great rest of the weekend.



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    1. Cheddar instead of cream cheese is a fantabulous choice, Jennifer.Hats off to you for creating a healthy and delicious pinwheel.

    2. I love the idea of pinwheels over ordinary sandwiches…makes such a festive presentation!! And so tasty!

    3. I thought disgusting sandwiches were a right of passage! 😉 Thank goodness kids today do not have to suffer as we did and are, instead, able to enjoy delicious and healthy options like your turkey pinwheels.

    4. Quick, easy, delicious, and fun! What a perfect combo for lunch, and I love that you swapped out cream cheese for cheddar! Thanks!

    5. I’m not a huge bologna fan, myself. I am however a turkey lover! I will have to definitely make these!

    6. If it makes you feel any better, I used to love bologna and ketchup sandwiches on white bread! Haha!!!!

    7. I used to love making lavosh sandwiches to take to concerts, but not as a kid. That was as an adult. My lunch as a kid was just as bad as yours. But I could make yours and take them to work.

    8. So easy, so simple and kids love them. So do I!!

    9. Pinwheels are also way more fun to eat! They look terrific!

    10. Loving these! I can’t wait to try them out this week! Thanks for the new idea Jennifer!

    11. What I love about this recipe is that the kids can make it themselves. I too looked forward to going back to school for the new clothes. LOL

    12. Perfect lunch idea and so super easy too!Cannot wait to make it with my kids 🙂

    13. Pinwheels always make me think of going to my grandparents house after school! My grandma loved making us pinwheels like this. These would be such a great lunch or after school snack!

    14. Lavosh and smoked salmon was a Sunday morning treat here! Now I’m craving a good wrap

    15. What a fun lunch for kids – adults too! Much better than bologna & butter sandwiches!

    16. pinwheels make a great snack or lunchtime treat. I’m with you, hold the bologna!


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