Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels are the ultimate party appetizers that you can put together in less than 20 minutes. Loaded with bacon, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and ranch, these crack chicken pinwheels are packed with flavor, and guaranteed to be your favorite appetizer.

If you love a super quick and easy appetizer like these Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels, we also suggest you try Spinach Artichoke Dip. It is one of our most popular appetizers that is loaded with spinach, cheeses, and surrounded by biscuit rolls. For the seafood lover, we have the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Brown Sugar.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels

Easy Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels are probably one of the quickest and easiest appetizers you can make. With only a few ingredients and less than 20 minutes at your disposal, you can have the most delicious roll-ups.

Additionally, they are a great crowd pleaser and ideal for a game day. The best part is that you do not have to use the oven. Simply use some rotisserie chicken, spread some cream cheese and cheddar cheese over the flour tortilla, and roll them up. It’s that simple!

We love pinwheels as they can be filled with various flavors. Also, they are cute little appetizers that a perfect for lunch boxes. Kids and adults would love them. My son is a picky eater, but every time we pack him these pinwheels, he is very happy!

Similarly, the roll-ups can be used as an appetizer or main dish. You can even use leftover chicken, turkey or deli meats to make them.

What do you need to make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels?

  • Rotisserie chicken – optional, but delicious!
  • Cream cheese
  • Ranch dressing
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cooked bacon
  • Green onion or chives
  • Flour tortillas

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels

How do you make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels?

These roll-ups are very easy to make. For best results, follow the steps below:

  1. Start with soft tortillas so they won’t crack when rolling up.
  2. Next, in a large bowl, stir all ingredients together until well mixed.
  3. Spread mixture evenly among tortillas; distribute evenly to get every flavor in each bite.
  4. Tightly roll up tortillas.
  5. Cut into 1/2-3/4 inch slices, and serve.

Tortilla Pinwheel Variation Ideas:

You can also make the pinwheels with other flavors, such as:

  • Ham– sliced ham, cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Turkey – diced or leftover turkey, dill pickles, olives, cream cheese.
  • Smoked Salmon – smoked salmon, arugula or lettuce, cream cheese.
  • Caesar: chicken breast, Caesar dressing, Romaine lettuce, crumbled croutons.
  • Veggie Bacon Ranch – ranch dressing, green chilies, bacon, cream cheese.

Can you bake Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels?

If you would like the baked version of this recipe, simply follow the steps above. Then, put the pinwheels in a baking sheet, and bake the roll-ups in the oven at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes, or until edges are deep golden brown.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels

Can you make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels in advance?

If you decided to make the roll-ups in advance, make sure to wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate before serving. It’s best to refrigerate them for up to 24 hours. Do not cut the tortilla roll-up when refrigerating. When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator, slice, and serve.

Can you freeze Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels?

If you would like to freeze the pinwheels, it’s best to freeze the baked version. You could try freezing the unbaked pinwheels, but I would not recommend it since grated cheese will come loose. Therefore, it is best to freeze the baked version.

To do so, simply arrange the roll-ups in an airtight container, and freeze them up to 3 months. Reheat on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes, or until warmed through.

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Total time: 20 mins


  • 1/2 lb  rotisserie chicken  (shredded)
  • 8 oz.  cream cheese   (softened)
  • 1/2 cup  Ranch dressing 
  • 1 cup  cheddar cheese  (shredded )
  • 8 pieces  bacon   (cooked and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons  green onion or chives  (chopped)
  • 3  large flour tortillas  (or 6 smaller tortillas)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken, cream cheese and Ranch, mix until smooth.

  2. Stir in cheddar cheese, bacon, and chopped green onions.

  3. Spread in a generous layer over tortillas.
  4. Roll tortillas tightly and slice into 1 inch pieces.
Calories: 266 Carbohydrates: 3 Protein: 14 Fat: 21 Saturated Fat: 7 Cholesterol: 61 Sodium: 605 Potassium: 200 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 1 Vitamin A: 205 Vitamin C: 0.2 Calcium: 76 Iron: 0.3
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Hi Quick question- Do the tortillas stay together or do you have to use a toothpick to hold them? Thanks


no toothpick :)


Alli Smith

I've made the ham pinwheels many times, but I've never made a pinwheel with bacon and cheddar. It looks amazing and I look forward to serving them at my next party.



I made these for a part we had at Christmas. Everyone loves them and they are so simple to make 


How many does it make?


Tomi C

I am looking for a few new game day appetizer ideas and this is definitely something new. Superbowl weekend falls on my b-day weekend so big game, big celebration and lots of good finger foods are a must.



I am totally going to make these for my Super Bowl party in a few weeks! They looks SO good! I can't wait!!


Melissa Chapman

Gameday was made for these pinwheels, and all the bacon lovers will enjoy these. These are different than I had seen pinwheels before and seem like a real winner.



Bacon, cheese, and ranch all wrapped up into one little bite? This is the best appetizer ever!


Amber Myers

Oh yes, what a great snack. You had me at bacon. These look SO amazing. I'd make them during our next movie night.



This recipe would be perfect for me to make for my family and guest for the super bowl. 


Glenda Cates

These would be nice for my son to make and take to his Teachers as they work so hard and deserve a treat.



This would make great party food. I'll have to bookmark it for future events.


Kita Bryant

These look like they will fill you up! I love that I can use already premade or done chicken this would make a great leftover of chicken too.



Oh gosh, I love a good pinwheel recipe! I could eat them all day every day!!


Chubskulit Rose

Oh you gave me an idea on what to make my children for lunch to take to school today. This looks delicious!



My SIL made sausage pinwheels before and they were so good. I bet these are good too especially with rotisserie chicken in it. I can't wait to try it.



These look so good. I am a big fan of anything bacon cheddar ranch for sure.



Those look amazing! I have got to give these a try soon. I think my husband is going to love this. He's a big fan of ranch!


Lisa Favre

I could so imagine these for any tailgating party. They don't look too difficult to make either - win win!


Bohemian Babushka

pinned and ready to party!! Gracias for the recipe and all the variations- look forward to making them all.



How many pinwheels for the 266 calories is it?


Hi, and thank for stopping by! This really varies by ingredients, but I would say about 3-4.


Jodee Burkart

can you make these in advance? How long?


Even 2 days in advance.



Great recipe! However, I would love to see nutritional content (with and without the wrap). I use it without wraps, for Keto meal plan.


Michelle, How do you use it without the wrap? Do you just eat it with a fork?  I do keto also and would love to try this! Mona


Jessica @FitnessEquipmentsLab

Hi Catalina, Oooh, these are so gooood! Thanks for sharing. They are a meal in itself with bacon, impossible to eat just one! Delish!


Betty Pointer

Hi, do I have to used a rotisserie chicken? Or can I boil the chicken what is best. Thank you Betty 


Rotisserie works great in this recipe!



I don’t have a scale, so I’m looking to find out how many cups of chicken for it.  Making for a potluck! Hope everyone enjoys


Me, too. Wondering about how many cups/portion of cups the "1/2 lb rotisserie chicken shredded" equals?Recipes sounds fantastic, just want to know amounts so I can make it properly. Thanks!



Wondering one part of the recipe says mayo but then further down it doesn’t mention mayo? I want to make these today please let me know if I add mayo or not and how much. Thank you


no mayo


Amanda Lea Casas

Can u make these with beef.




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