Low Carb Red Pepper and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

keto cream cheese pinwheels

Low Carb Red Pepper & Cream Cheese Pinwheels

These Low Carb Red Pepper and Cream Cheese Pinwheels might be one of my favourite things ever. They have been made by my Mom for years as a party appetizer. Everyone always becomes obsessed with them and asks for the recipe immediately!

My friends and family know them all too well. When you see the pinwheels coming..you better run and grab some because they are about to disappear in the blink of an eye!

I now make them for myself using low carb wraps. Personally I buy the “Flat Out Protein UP” wraps. I use the roasted red pepper one's for these because I like the bit of spice they add but the plain ones are also great. 

You can use any wraps you want but these are my personal favourite!

Also please note that these are meant to be appetizers! A whole filled wrap is 15g NET carbs on its own. I usually don't eat a full one myself, I just have a few pieces but if you'd like to, just be aware of that.

Anyways, if you really want to impress your guests, I highly recommend these pinwheels they are absolutely amazing and super simple to make!

This recipe is adapted from the Looney Spoons recipe “Fairest Wheels”.

keto cream cheese pinwheels

Tips For Making Low Carb Red Pepper and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

  • You can add less red pepper jelly if you want to keep the carbs down but I highly recommend adding more if making it for guests as it adds a really nice punch of flavour!
  • Let your wraps sit, wrapped in Saran Wrap in the fridge overnight for the best flavour! Everything really melds together and the protein wraps start to soften up a bit. 
  • The original recipe for these contains lettuce but personally we found it to alway get soggy and detract from the flavour. Feel free to add some greens for health reasons if you are eating the wraps right away and not leaving them in the fridge overnight!
  • These wraps can also be made vegetarian. We've done it before to accommodate some of our guests. Just leave out the chicken and add a bit of extra red pepper..good to go!
  • To help your tortillas hold together, you can spread a small amount of mixture on the edge that you are rolling the wrap towards to help it stick.

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Low Carb Red Pepper and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Serves: 8 appetizer servings or 4 whole wraps

Ingredients:

  • 4 low carb wraps or tortillas
  • 2/3 cup cream cheese, softened, 5oz
  • 1/4 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1-2 tsp red pepper jelly (I add up to 2 tbsp if these are for non-keto/low carb guests, red pepper jelly is higher in carbs so just be sure to account for that)
  • 5 tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded, 2.6oz or 75g
  • 150g shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 a large red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1-2 large green onions, chopped
  • a few red pepper flakes for some spice, optional
  • salt/pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together your softened cream cheese, sour cream, red pepper jelly and cheddar cheese.cream cheese and sour cream cream cheese sour cream and cheddar cheese cream cheese sour cream cheddar cheese and red pepper jelly
  2. Stir in your chicken, green onion, red pepper, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. rotisserie chicken cream cheese filling rotisserie chicken red pepper cream cheese filling rotisserie chicken red pepper green onion cream cheese filling
  3. Mix until thick and well combined. Add more or less salt/pepper and red pepper jelly to taste. low carb chicken red pepper wrap filling
  4. Spread 1/4 of the mixture over the middle of each tortilla, roll it up like you would a burrito, folding the sides in while rolling it up (see my tip for helping the wrap stick together better). low carb red pepper and cream cheese pinwheels low carb cream cheese roll up
  5. Wrap each tortilla in saran wrap and place them in a large ziplock bag. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight for best flavour development. (You can also eat these right away if you want!)
  6. Slice into pieces and serve chilled! Enjoy your Low Carb Red Pepper and Cream Cheese Pinwheels! keto red pepper and cream cheese roll ups

Nutrition for 1/8 of recipe (1/2 a wrap): 203 calories | 11.7g fat | 7.5g NET carbs | 14.5g protein | 4.5g fibre

Nutrition for 1 whole wrap: 406 calories | 23.4g fat | 15g NET carbs | 29g protein | 9g fibre

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Low Carb Red Pepper and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Prep Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: cream cheese wraps
Servings: 8 appetizer servings or 4 whole wraps
Calories: 203kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 low carb wraps or tortillas
  • 2/3 cup cream cheese softened, 5oz
  • 1/4 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1-2 tsp red pepper jelly I add up to 2 tbsp if these are for non-keto/low carb guests, red pepper jelly is higher in carbs so just be sure to account for that
  • 5 tbsp cheddar cheese shredded, 2.6oz or 75g
  • 150 g shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 a large red pepper finely chopped
  • 1-2 large green onions chopped
  • a few red pepper flakes for some spice optional
  • salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together your softened cream cheese, sour cream, red pepper jelly and cheddar cheese.
  • Stir in your chicken, green onion, red pepper, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Mix until thick and well combined. Add more or less salt/pepper and red pepper jelly to taste.
  • Spread 1/4 of the mixture over the middle of each tortilla, roll it up like you would a burrito, folding the sides in while rolling it up (see my tip for helping the wrap stick together better).
  • Wrap each tortilla in saran wrap and place them in a large ziplock bag. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight for best flavour development. (You can also eat these right away if you want!)
  • Slice into pieces and serve chilled! Enjoy your Low Carb Cream Cheese Pinwheels!

Notes

  • You can add less red pepper jelly if you want to keep the carbs down but I highly recommend adding more if making it for guests as it adds a really nice punch of flavour!
  • Let your wraps sit, wrapped in Saran Wrap in the fridge overnight for the best flavour! Everything really melds together and the protein wraps start to soften up a bit.
  • The original recipe for these contains lettuce but personally we found it to alway get soggy and detract from the flavour. Feel free to add some greens for health reasons if you are eating the wraps right away and not leaving them in the fridge overnight!
  • These wraps can also be made vegetarian. We've done it before to accommodate some of our guests. Just leave out the chicken and add a bit of extra red pepper..good to go!
  • To help your tortillas hold together, you can spread a small amount of mixture on the edge that you are rolling the wrap towards to help it stick.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.5g | Protein: 14.5g | Fat: 11.7g | Fiber: 4.5g

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