BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches

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Are you on the hunt for a party appetizer that is not only easy to make but also delicious? Look no further than the BLT pinwheels! These delectable treats feature fresh romaine lettuce, crispy bacon, juicy tomato, and creamy avocado mayo all rolled up into a perfect bite-size package. Get ready to be the talk of the party with this delicious and crowd-pleasing appetizer!

BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches lined up and displayed on a large platter.

Here on Inspired by Charm, we’ve made plenty of pinwheel and roll-up recipes. I honestly can’t get enough of them. I’m so thrilled to be adding another to the list: BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches. 

The BLT might be my favorite sandwich. While I enjoy grilled cheese, a Reuben, or even a club sandwich, my heart and taste buds just love a classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. The combination of flavors is too good! I remember when my mom would make them for dinner and I would be on cloud nine. 

In the past, we’ve made Italian Sub Pinwheel Sandwiches, so I thought we could try something similar and use BLTs as the inspiration. These turned out SO GOOD, I know you’re going to love them!

And if you like BLTs as much as I do be sure to check out these other BLT-inspired recipes including: BLT Macaroni Salad, BLT Potato Salad, The Ultimate BLT Dip, and these Avocado BLT Bites

close up of three BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches on a small plate.
BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches on a platter on table with table runner.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These BLT pinwheel sandwiches take all the classic ingredients and roll them into a convenient and irresistible appetizer. Not only are they perfect for parties and gatherings, but they are also incredibly easy to make
  • The fresh romaine lettuce and juicy tomato provide a crisp crunch, while the creamy avocado mayo adds richness to every bite. And of course, we can’t forget the star of the show, the crispy bacon. Yum!!
  • But what really sets these pinwheel sandwiches apart is their presentation. When sliced, they reveal a beautiful spiral of colorful ingredients that are sure to impress your guests. 
BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches served on a large platter.

Ingredients

To create these scrumptious BLT pinwheels, you’ll need a few basic ingredients: 

  • flour tortillas
  • romaine lettuce
  • bacon
  • plum tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • cream cheese
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • avocado mayo

To make the avocado mayo you will also need:

  • avocado
  • mayonnaise
  • scallion
  • lime
BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches lined up and displayed on a large platter.

How To Make

I’ll walk you through the steps for making these BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and fined chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Mix until smooth. 
  2. Divide the cream cheese mixture equally between the flour tortilla. Spread out evenly.
  3. Next, make the avocado mayo. In a small bowl, combine the smashed avocado, mayonnaise, scallion, lime zest, and lime juice. Mix until evenly combined.
cream cheese and avocado mayo spread being spread onto a flour tortilla.
  1. Divide the avocado mayonnaise equally between the flour tortillas. Spread out evenly on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  2. Next, add a layer of chopped romaine lettuce. Top with the chopped bacon and chopped Roma tomatoes. 
romaine lettuce and tomatoes on a flour tortilla to make pinwheels.
two hands rolling up a flour tortilla to make BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches.

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  1. Roll up tightly. 
  2. Using a serrated knife, slice into one-inch pieces and arrange on a platter for serving. 

That’s it! As you can see, once the ingredients are prepped, these pinwheel sandwiches are quick and easy to prepare. 

BLT Pinwheel Sandwich appetizers on a large platter.

Recipe Tips

Use good quality bacon that is crispy and not too fatty. This will add a delicious crunch to your pinwheels. And don’t be afraid to go heavy on the bacon – it’s one of the stars of this dish! I recommend my baked brown sugar bacon.

Make sure your lettuce is thoroughly dry before adding it to the tortillas. Wet lettuce can cause the pinwheels to become soggy and lose their shape.

Lastly, when rolling the tortillas, make sure to roll them tightly to avoid any gaps or air pockets. This will ensure they stay together when sliced and served. 

three BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches on a plate with more in the background.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these BLT pinwheel sandwiches ahead of time?

I wouldn’t suggest it. While some pinwheels can be made hours (or even a day) in advance, these BLT pinwheels are best served and enjoyed within an hour of making. 

Can I use pre-cooked bacon?

Yes, you can use pre-cooked bacon for this recipe. It will save you time and effort, and the end result will still be delicious. If you’re looking for a delicious and mess-free way to prepare bacon, check out this baked brown sugar bacon. It’s what I used for this recipe. It’s amazing.

Can I use a different type of tortilla?

Absolutely. If you have a preference for a certain type of tortilla, feel free to use it. Just make sure it’s large enough to hold all of the filling ingredients.

Can I make BLT pinwheels without mayonnaise?

While the mayonnaise in this recipe is what gives the pinwheels that classic BLT flavor, you can certainly leave it out if you prefer. You could substitute a different spread, like sour cream or Greek yogurt if you’d like.

BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches served on a large platter.

More Pinwheel Recipes You May Enjoy

If you’re looking for a unique snackable sandwich idea, I hope you’ll give these BLT pinwheel sandwiches a go! They are a delicious and easy-to-make party appetizer that will impress your guests with their fresh, flavorful ingredients and eye-catching presentation.  If you give them a try, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches lined up and displayed on a large platter.

BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches

Are you on the hunt for a party appetizer that is not only easy to make but also delicious? Look no further than the BLT pinwheels! These delectable treats feature fresh romaine lettuce, crispy bacon, juicy tomato, and creamy avocado mayo all rolled up into a perfect bite-size package. Get ready to be the talk of the party with this delicious and crowd-pleasing appetizer!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, blt, pinwheels, roll up
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 514kcal

Ingredients

Avocado Mayo

Pinwheel Sandwiches

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and fined chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Mix until smooth.
  • Divide the cream cheese mixture equally between the flour tortilla. Spread out evenly.
  • Next, make the avocado mayo. In a small bowl, combine the smashed avocado, mayonnaise, scallion, lime zest, and lime juice. Mix until evenly combined.
  • Divide the avocado mayonnaise equally between the flour tortillas. Spread out evenly on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Next, add a layer of chopped romaine lettuce. Top with the chopped bacon and chopped Roma tomatoes.
  • Roll up tightly.
  • Using a serrated knife, slice into one-inch pieces and arrange on a platter for serving. (The end pieces can be discarded or enjoyed as a snack.)
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • While some pinwheels can be made hours (or even a day) in advance, these BLT pinwheels are best served and enjoyed within an hour of making.
  • Use good quality bacon that is crispy and not too fatty. This will add a delicious crunch to your pinwheels. And don’t be afraid to go heavy on the bacon – it’s one of the stars of this dish!
  • Make sure your lettuce is thoroughly dry before adding it to the tortillas. Wet lettuce can cause the pinwheels to become soggy and lose their shape.
  • Lastly, when rolling the tortillas, make sure to roll them tightly to avoid any gaps or air pockets. This will ensure they stay together when sliced and served.

Nutrition

Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1007IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 4mg

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