This Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels Recipe is perfect if you are wanting St. Patrick’s Day party food, or if you just love all the flavors in a Reuben sandwich.
You may be familiar with Sara Moulton from Food Network and other television appearance, as well as her cookbooks. I’ve been watching her for years, so I was quite excited to learn about her newest cookbook, “Everyday Family Dinners“. It’s a cookbook meant for a home cook like me and you — people who want great family-friendly meals.
My Reuben Pinwheels recipe inspired by one of Sara Moulton’s recipes. When I was cruising around Sara’s website, I came across her Reuben Pizza. When thinking about how to make this into a party appetizer, I thought how great these Reuben Sandwich flavors would be rolled up into a tortilla pinwheel recipe.
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? 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.
This mixture is spread onto a tortilla, then it’s topped with shredded swiss cheese. If you only have access to sliced swiss cheese, that will work great too.
Next, the swiss cheese is topped with thinly sliced corned beef.
Starting at one edge of the tortilla, begin rolling up the tortilla as tightly as possible without shifting the toppings. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients. Place all of your rolled up tortillas in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 1 hour. If you are making these in advance of a party, you can leave them in the refrigerator long — making them the day ahead works out great.
After chilling in the refrigerator, remove them and slice into rounds. They can be served laying down on a plate or platter or you can stand them up and insert a toothpick into the tortilla the way we have shown.
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Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels
- 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup Russian Salad Dressing
- 1/2 cup sauerkraut (rinsed and very well drained)
- 8 ounces Swiss cheese (shredded)
- 12 ounces corned beef deli meat (thinly sliced)
- 8 flour tortillas (9″ diameter)
- 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 the 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.
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