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Chile and Cheese Spirals

by Laura

Here is another easy and delicious appetizer.  I can’t remember where I got this recipe,but it’s perfect for Christmas.  You can use any type of tortilla to make them, but at Christmas I like to make them with green tortillas.  I buy the Mission garden spinach herb kind.
These are full of flavor and look festive.  The other good thing is that have to be made at least 1 hour ahead of time.  I have made them the day before a party.  I also recently stumbled across a similar recipe that had a great idea of how to serve these.  I put a picture of it below and here’s the link with detailed instruction on how they did it.  Way too cute for Christmas!
There won’t be a post on Christmas so I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and delicious food.  I’ll be counting calories after the New Year.  I have enjoyed the holiday season a tad too much.  I will be back on Saturday with another appetizer.  This one is going to involve fresh cranberries.  Merry Christmas to you all!!!
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Chile and Cheese Spirals

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup (4 ounce can) diced green chiles
  • ½ cup (about 3) sliced green onion
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup  chopped ripe olives
  • 4 (8-inch) soft taco-sized flour tortillas (the green ones I get are 12 inch so I only use 3)
  • Salsa
  1. Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chiles, green onion, red pepper, and olives in a medium bowl.
  2. Spread ½ cup cheese mixture over each tortillas; roll up.
  3. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap twisting ends to close; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Remove plastic wrap; slice each roll into  ¾ inch pieces.
  5. Serve with salsa for dipping.

tortilla tree 2This is the picture of the idea I saw for serving these.

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[…] flavor of these are quite different from the other recipe I have shared before. I love the combination of fruit and cheese and these get filled with a mixture of chive and onion […]

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[…] flavor of these are quite different from the other recipe I have shared before. I love the combination of fruit and cheese and these get filled with a mixture of chive and onion […]

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Krysta December 7, 2014 - 11:15 am

do u know about how many pinwheels your recipe made after u cut them up? Just trying to figure out if I should double. Thanks!

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Krysta December 7, 2014 - 11:15 am

do u know about how many pinwheels your recipe made after u cut them up? Just trying to figure out if I should double. Thanks!

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[…] area of Sam’s. You can get 2 packages for $4.98 so I grabbed 1 on the spinach to make these tortilla pinwheels and a regular one for another night of burritos for my family dinner. Plus, I picked up a bag of […]

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Holiday’s are Better in the Club Giveaway | Real Mom Kitchen December 10, 2013 - 6:15 am

[…] area of Sam’s. You can get 2 packages for $4.98 so I grabbed 1 on the spinach to make these tortilla pinwheels and a regular one for another night of burritos for my family dinner. Plus, I picked up a bag of […]

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Jane December 23, 2012 - 8:57 am

I think those were the stars on the side. the star on top looks like bread or something?

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Jane December 23, 2012 - 8:57 am

I think those were the stars on the side. the star on top looks like bread or something?

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Michelle December 14, 2012 - 7:32 am

The star is confusing. It does not look like a red/yellow pepper as you say. More advice?

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Michelle December 14, 2012 - 7:32 am

The star is confusing. It does not look like a red/yellow pepper as you say. More advice?

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[…] I also wanted to bring something a little Christmas-y to the party, but figured there would be plenty of sweets (I brought the pecans, so I was included in the sweets-bringing). I thought these Chile and Cheese Spirals looked good Click here for recipe […]

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Another week flies by « One Happy Family December 11, 2011 - 8:35 am

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Desiree December 8, 2011 - 1:47 pm

I would love for you to stop by my link party and share your recipe…
I hope to see you there!

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Desiree December 8, 2011 - 1:47 pm

I would love for you to stop by my link party and share your recipe…
I hope to see you there!

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Betsy November 14, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Wonder what they used for the “stars” on the Christmas tree? Anybody know?

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Dee December 4, 2011 - 9:46 am

They used yellow and red bell peppers. 🙂

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Betsy November 14, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Wonder what they used for the “stars” on the Christmas tree? Anybody know?

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Dee December 4, 2011 - 9:46 am

They used yellow and red bell peppers. 🙂

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Maria December 30, 2010 - 11:24 am

This one its beautiful and taste good.
Good Job……….
I love the tortilla color.
Thanks,
Maria

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Maria December 30, 2010 - 11:24 am

This one its beautiful and taste good.
Good Job……….
I love the tortilla color.
Thanks,
Maria

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mags December 27, 2009 - 7:18 pm

I love the use of the green tortillas. So perfect for the holidays. And that tree idea is brilliant, isn’t it. My family loves those tortillas rollups and I’m keeping that tree idea in my mind for next Christmas for sure.

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mags December 27, 2009 - 7:18 pm

I love the use of the green tortillas. So perfect for the holidays. And that tree idea is brilliant, isn’t it. My family loves those tortillas rollups and I’m keeping that tree idea in my mind for next Christmas for sure.

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@Susieqtpies December 24, 2009 - 9:50 am

I made some similar for my Open House. They went very quick! Next year I know to make a lot more and will make some of yours too! Get out of here with that tree of spirals! Did you try it? That is just too darn funny! I might copy it and do that next year too for fun!

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@Susieqtpies December 24, 2009 - 9:50 am

I made some similar for my Open House. They went very quick! Next year I know to make a lot more and will make some of yours too! Get out of here with that tree of spirals! Did you try it? That is just too darn funny! I might copy it and do that next year too for fun!

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