Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Monday, December 30, 2013

Whew! Is anyone else still trying to recover from the whirlwind of last week? I know I am. T & I stayed super busy with Christmas celebrations, travel, and in T's case...a whole lotta call. All in all, we had a wonderful holiday celebrating with family and connecting with friends. For us, one of the most traditional ways of connecting around the holidays is gathering in the kitchen to enjoy a delicious sampling of courses ranging from appetizers to dessert.

This year, one of my contributions to our holiday gatherings were these delightfully yummy cranberry feta pinwheels. I just love how they incorporate the traditional holiday red and green. Not only do they look festive, they were a huge hit, and super simple to put together. 

On another note, if you are looking for a quick easy appetizer to take along to any upcoming New Year's Eve parties you may be attending, these pinwheels are just the thing, and the perfect finger food for snacking on.

Step One: Gather the ingredients.

Step Two: Mix together softened cream cheese, chopped green onion, feta cheese, and dried cranberries. If you prefer more cranberries/green onion/feta, now is your chance!

Step Three: Spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture evenly over the tortilla. Roll up, wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour*. To serve, slice into approximately 12 1/2 inch thick slices.

Recipe adapted from

CRANBERRY FETA PINWHEELS | Yield: 4 tortillas (approx. 45 pinwheels) | Total Time: 20 min. + 1 hr. optional chill time


12 oz. (1.5 pkg) softened cream cheese
1 C crumbled feta cheese
1/3-1/2 C chopped green onion
1 pkg dried sweetened cranberries
4 spinach tortillas (I used Mission brand garden spinach & herb)


Combine all ingredients except tortillas. Mix well.

Divide and spread cream cheese mixture evenly between four spinach tortillas.

Roll tightly, wrap in clear plastic wrap, and refrigerate for one hour.* To serve, cut into approximately 12 slices.

*NOTE* If you don't have time to chill before slicing, never fear, these will be fine without the additional hour of chilling.


  1. This is the original recipe that brought me to your site but I'm having a great time pinning lots of other things to try! Great job! (& congrats on the coming new baby news too!)

  2. What size bag of Craisins did you use?

    1. You can probably figure it out by putting a cream cheese box on end like in the photo and holding it up to a bag of cranberries and seeing the sizes match up.

  3. Can you chill overnight or is longer than an hour going to make it soggy?

  4. Had these yesterday at a friends house and had to get the recipe to make these myself. Love them.


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