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antipasto party pinwheels {entertaining}

I’m a huge fan of antipasto, which is the traditional first course in an Italian meal.  Typically, it consists of various Italian cheeses, cured meats, olives, vegetables… really depends on the region and personal preference.  One of my favorite dishes for entertaining is antipasto kabobs, but today I’m sharing another twist, well, a roll, on the traditional dish.

Pinwheels.  Raise your hand if you like pinwheels! Simple to create, easy to serve, pack and eat — they are perfect for entertaining, lunchboxes or just an any-day meal at home (great for picnics too!).  When I heard about the new Oscar Mayer Old World Style Pepperoni and Salami products, I just knew a pinwheel was in order, an Antipasto Party Pinwheel!  Pinwheels are a popular appetizer in the US, so I’m thinking this dish is a very Italy meets America hors d’oeuvre.

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Oscar Mayer is a brand we all know and love (insert song here) but based on the increased popularity of Italian-inspired sandwiches, the brand has launched the Old World Style line of pepperoni and salami.  I, for one, am super excited because the previous selection of those delicious meats was lacking in the conveniently packaged section.  My family (including my picky foodie husband) was blown away with the flavor quality.  They kept sneaking the meats despite me insisting I needed to photograph them first!! Kids.  Husbands…

The Old World Style line includes four new varieties: Classic Salami, Cracked Black Pepper Salami, Classic Pepperoni and Turkey Pepperoni.  I was thrilled to have the option of turkey pepperoni, which is 40 calories less than its traditional cousin.  All varieties are excellent sources of protein at up to 8 grams.

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Yesterday was Sunday Football and … kinda sad for us Vikings fans… but I made a delicious platter for everyone featuring my Antipasto Party Pinwheels.

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The Antipasto Party Pinwheels are filled with delicious meats, cheese, herbs and veggies… perfect bites that are packed with flavor.  Little fireworks in the mouth!

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To compliment the pinwheels, I served up piles of Castelvetrano green olives, grape tomatoes, black grapes and little caprese bites.  In the middle, I added extra of the cream cheese mixture for dipping crackers and olives in — SO yum.

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Let’s get to the recipe, shall we?

Antipasto Party Pinwheel

Serves: approx. 40 pinwheels


4 extra large soft flour tortillas
8 oz plain cream cheese
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbl Castelvetrano green olives, diced
pinch of sea salt
12 slices Oscar Mayer Salami
12 slices Oscar Mayer Pepperoni
10 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly
handful grape tomatoes, sliced thinly
several fresh basil leaves


  • Lay tortillas on a flat surface. Evenly (and rather thin) spread the cream cheese mixture across the tortilla’s entire surface.
  • Layer salami and pepperoni slices across the surface, alternating.
  • Top with strips of fresh basil leaves and tomato slices.  Add more olive here if you’d like!
  • Roll up each tortilla tightly.  Roll each in clear wrap and place into the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Determine the size of pinwheels you want and mark off each by securing a toothpick through the tortilla.  Slice with a very sharp knife.  Plate.  Serve.  Enjoy.

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  1. September 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Those look pretty simple and yet yummy.

  2. bmo4
    September 15, 2014 at 12:46 pm — Reply

    Yes, I love pinwheels. Very tasty. I usually don’t get them though unless I’m at a party. I should make some just for the fun of it. I think the kids would like them too.

  3. September 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    These sound so yummy and your photography is gorgeous!

  4. September 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm — Reply

    Holiday season is almost upon us!! This is great idea for serving guests! My sisters would love it!

  5. September 15, 2014 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    I love that you had something a little different for snacking. I know I would be so thrilled to see those pinwheels at a party. Yum!

  6. September 22, 2014 at 4:03 am — Reply

    Pinwheels are always so pretty and make great party food.

  7. September 22, 2014 at 5:01 am — Reply

    wow–not only do these look good for a party-I bet they taste great too!! thanks for sharing the fun party fun :)

  8. September 22, 2014 at 5:27 am — Reply

    Those look great and I love the plate they’re plated on.

  9. September 22, 2014 at 5:53 am — Reply

    I love how simple these are to make and perfect for any party

  10. September 22, 2014 at 6:50 am — Reply

    I always get excited for pinwheels!! There are so many fun ways to make them, and your antipasto version looks delish! My sister in law makes one similar to this and we always devour them!

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