Friday, October 9, 2015

Turkey Club Pinwheels

Flexibility is a good thing. It comes in handy on a farm, when plans change because of weather ... or machinery breakdowns ... or personnel.

It's also valuable in a recipe. I first made these Turkey Club Pinwheels for the national Master Farm Homemaker Convention in Hutchinson. We Kansas ladies provided a light supper and snacks in the hospitality room the first night. I was supposed to bring sandwiches, but I thought the occasion called for some pizzazz along with good taste. I'm sure people would have eaten plain old ham sandwiches, but we were trying to make a good impression, right?

Turkey Club Pinwheels to the rescue. They didn't last long in the hospitality room. Then, during wheat planting, they made a repeat appearance in the guys' thermal lunch bags. This time, I served them in the form of a wrap, instead of cutting them into lady-like slices.

Either way, they were a hit. They could also be a tasty addition to a football tailgate or a Royals' baseball viewing party. Need a change up in your sandwich menu? Send in these Turkey Club Pinwheels. 
Turkey Club Pinwheels
Recipe adapted from Inside Bru Crew Life
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. dry ranch dressing powder
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Jack cheese, divided
1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon, divided
4 8-inch soft tortilla shells (I used spinach for color)
Slivered deli ham
Slivered deli turkey
Shredded romaine lettuce
24 grape tomatoes (opt.)
Ranch dressing for dipping (opt.)

Mix together cream cheese, yogurt and ranch dressing powder. Spread 1/4 of the mixture over each of the four tortillas. Place thinly-slivered deli ham over the cream cheese mixture, then top that with a layer of deli turkey. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Top with shredded romaine lettuce.

Roll up, folding sides in as you go. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cut each tortilla into 6 slices. If desired, add a toothpick topped with a grape tomato. Makes 24 pinwheels. Or you may also serve as wraps. (Makes 4.)

  • You may cook and crumble your own bacon or use real packaged bacon bits to save time. 
  • You may want to serve some ranch dressing on the side to use as a dip. 

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  1. Well now I wish I had of had this recipe when I had the baby shower:) Looks delicious. Hug B

    1. They were a hit at our party! And they look pretty - always a bonus!

  2. These pinwheels look like they could easily adapt to being field ready too.

    1. Yes, I served them in wraps to the guys during wheat planting.

  3. These look good! I am so often throwing things together at the last minute, and it sounds like these are actually pretty simple to make, but look so nice at the same time!

    1. Yes, they are! Simple, tasty and attractive ... those are all pluses, right?!