Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels

If you are looking for St. Patrick’s Day party food, or if you just love reuben sandwiches, here’s an easy idea for you: Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels!

Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels

This week for #SundaySupper, we are sharing recipes inspired by chef, Sara Moulton. You may be familiar with Sara from Food Network and other television appearance, as well as her cookbooks. I’ve been watching her for years, so this is quite an honor to not only create recipes inspired by her, but also to have her attending our #SundaySupper Twitter Chat tonight (7pm EST – just follow the #SundaySupper hashtag on Twitter).

I’m really excited about her newest cookbook called “Everyday Family Dinners”. It’s a cookbook meant for a home cook like me — and I’m sure for many of you too, who want great family-friendly meals. The great news? I’m giving away a copy of Everyday Family Dinners to one of you! Check the end of this post to enter.

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My contribution to our Sara Moulton inspired Sunday Supper is Reuben Pinwheels. I knew I wanted to share a new pinwheel appetizer this week, but I still wasn’t able to make my mind up about which one to share. But as I was cruising around Sara’s website, I came across her Reuben Pizza. A lightbulb went off and I thought how great pinwheels would be with similar flavors of a Reuben Sandwich.

While I worked on this recipe, my oldest son came into the kitchen. I’m not really paying attention to what he’s doing, but the next thing I know he’s spitting out whatever was in his mouth into his hand and asking ” WHAT IS THAT????”. See, apparently my son thought the well-drained sauerkraut was the same as the bowl of shredded Swiss cheese I had on the counter. He grabbed a BIG pinch of sauerkraut and popped it in his mouth expecting cheesy goodness. I laughed so hard. I wonder if that will keep him from grabbing the cheese that I’m grating? Eh, probably not.

As with all of the pinwheels I make, there is usually some sort of spread that is applied to the tortilla or wrap. For Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels, I missed up a mixture of cream cheese, Russian dressing, and sauerkraut.

Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels

 This mixture is spread onto a tortilla, then it’s topped with shredded swiss cheese (you could use sliced swiss, if you prefer) and then thinly sliced corned beef. This is all rolled up and the process is repeated with the remaining ingredients. All of the rolled up tortillas are placed in the refrigerator for chilling for about 1 hour (they can chill longer if you wish to make them ahead of time for a party).

How to Make Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels

They are then removed from the refrigerator and sliced into rounds and served!

Here’s the complete recipe, ready for your to print or save to your ZipList:

Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Russian Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 12 ounces corned beef, thinly sliced
  • 8 flour tortillas (9 inches diameter)


  1. Mix together cream cheese and Russian dressing until smooth and creamy. Mix in sauerkraut. Spread one side of a tortilla with cream cheese mixture, almost all the way to the edges. Sprinkle with about 1 oz of cheese. Lay a few slices of corned beef on top of cheese. Roll up tortilla tightly. Repeat with remaining ingredients, laying rolled tortillas on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and slice into rounds and serve.

Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels

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Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels

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Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


  1. Diana @EatMoveShine says:

    Pinwheels are so much fun, and I love your reuben version. Need to try this one very soon- yum!

  2. Brilliant! I love a reuben wrap and this takes it to another fun level!!

  3. So quick and easy, Brandie! Great with a salad!

  4. Count me in for anything reuben. These look scrumptious.

  5. LOL! I love that your son accidentally mistook sauerkraut for cheese…that must have been a flavor surprise! ;)

    These sound like a perfect treat to serve up at a party!

  6. I love sauerkraut! And I love how you got your idea for these reuben pinwheels. My parents will go crazy over them.

  7. Next try the pizza! Oh my goodness…you won’t regret it!

    • I was so glad to see that you made it! I thought for a brief moment to make the pizza (we have pizza for dinner every weekend), but decided to stick with my original idea. I bet it’s delicious!

  8. I love kraut! These would be right up my alley!

  9. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) says:

    All this talk of reubens is making me hungry! I LOVE this riff on the reuben!

  10. Shannon says:

    I love making pinwheels especially during the summertime during the heat. So easy and delicious. I love this recipe.

  11. I adore Reubens and your pinwheel version looks terrific!!! I’ll have to make these for my next book club meeting :)

  12. Carol Yemola says:

    A lot of my friends love Reuben! This would be a great appetizer to serve at my next party.

  13. bwaaa haaa haaaa – I don’t think I’d be able to breathe I’d be laughing so hard! Poor guy ;). I looooove me a good reuben, so I know these fun pinwheels are in my very near future, Brandie!

  14. Mmmmm…great appetizer! We love reubens in this house and this looks simple and delicious.

  15. oh yes! love this for a party app idea!! yumm!!

  16. Delish! Can’t wait to try it!

  17. Reubens are one of my favorite sandwiches! I also happen to love appetizers. Perfect!

  18. Reubens are one of my favorite sandwiches!

  19. Love these. Who knew the reuben could make such a great appetizer! I have all the ingredients, think I need to try these soon.

  20. These are such a great appetizer idea. We love reuben sandwiches, and they look so good in a pinwheel!

  21. We LOVE reubens…I saw another post for her reuben pizza. Ummm..yes, please!

  22. I’ve never tried a Reuben before.

  23. These wheels look amazing thank you for making the steps easy to follow

  24. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. Too funny!!
    I love anything reuben :) This looks awesome!!

  26. Your Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels look delicious! They remind me of the wonderful tea sandwiches we used to make when I was growing up. Pinwheels were very popular, but I don’t think we ever made a Reuben version – they are perfect as Reubens are one of my favourite sandwiches!


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