Pinwheel Meatwiches (with Video)

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Recently I shared 4 Fun & Easy Pretzel Lunch Box Snacks and immediately requests were coming in from readers for more easy lunch ideas, so today I wanted to share with you one of our current favorites – Pinwheel Meatwiches!

A delicious and protein-packed lunch box idea, these keto pinwheel sandwiches feature home-flavored cream cheese, delicious mix-ins, and no bread! Two recipes- Italian-Style Pinwheels and Turkey Ranch

OK, so it’s a weird name, but the biggest draw with these meat & cheese pinwheels is that they are completely bread- or tortilla-free. This is perfect for moms who are wanting less filler and more, ahem, “meat” in their kids’ lunch box.

At first, we just made these with plain cream cheese spread over lunch meat but as they became a staple in our lunch box rotation, we’ve started to experiment with flavoring the cream cheese and adding in little mix ins that complement the texture of the pinwheels while adding in even more fun!

For the recipes we are sharing today we used Hillshire Farm® Honey Ham and Oven Roasted Turkey found in the lunchmeat aisle at Walmart. The thin sliced honey roast ham adds a touch of sweetness to this hearty lunch while the slow-cooked, oven roasted, thin sliced turkey is like mini home-style meal right in your lunch box (you could even add dried cranberries or turkey-seasoning for a festive take). Both have no artificial flavors.

These pinwheels are so easy to make that even my 6 year old is starting to help make hers – check out the video and then scroll down to grab the recipes (and Shopkick offer) below!

 

Italian Keto Ham Pinwheels without bread. Made with sundried tomato-infused cream cheese

Ingredients to Make Pinwheel Meatwiches

For the Italian Ham-wheels:

  • 12 slices Hillshire Farm Honey Ham
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons sundried tomatoes, chopped

Turkey ranch keto pinwheel sandwiches are a delicious lunch box idea for kids

For the Turkey Ranch-wheels:

  • 12 slices Hillshire Farm Oven Roasted Turkey
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning

 

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful:

  • Cutting board
  • Hand mixer (to make the home-flavored cream cheese)
  • Offset spatula or butter knife
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sharp knife

Tip: you can add whatever toppings you like – we often add tomatoes, olives, or even extra cheese!

How to Make Keto Pinwheels

For the Italian-Ham Pinwheels:

Place the cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl and whip to soften, about 1 minute.

Add the Italian seasoning and chopped sundried tomatoes. Mix to incorporate.

Lay 3 slices of ham in a row, overlapping each slice by half. Spread 2 Tablespoons of the flavored cream cheese overtop.

Roll the ham lengthwise and then cut into 1″ pieces.

For the Turkey-Ranch pinwheels:

Place the cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl and whip to soften, about 1 minute.

Add the ranch seasoning and mix to incorporate.

Lay 3 slices of turkey in a row, overlapping each slice by half. Spread 2 Tablespoons of the flavored cream cheese overtop.

Roll the turkey lengthwise and then cut into 1″ pieces.

 

Pin these easy bread-free pinwheel “meatwiches” for your school lunch inspiration:

A fun lunch box idea for kids - these bread-free pinwheel meatwiches are a delicious keto snack

 Grab your free recipe printable for these easy keto pinwheels here:

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Ingredients

For the Italian-Ham pinwheels:

  • 12 slices Hillshire Farm® Honey Ham
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons sundried tomatoes, chopped

For the Turkey-Ranch pinwheels:

  • 12 slices Hillshire Farm® Oven Roasted Turkey
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning

Instructions

For the Italian-Ham Pinwheels:

  1. Place the cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl and whip to soften, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the Italian seasoning and chopped sundried tomatoes. Mix to incorporate.
  3. Lay 3 slices of ham in a row, overlapping each slice by half. Spread 2 Tablespoons of the flavored cream cheese overtop.
  4. Roll the ham lengthwise and then cut into 1" pieces.

For the Turkey-Ranch pinwheels:

  1. Place the cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl and whip to soften, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the ranch seasoning and mix to incorporate.
  3. Lay 3 slices of turkey in a row, overlapping each slice by half. Spread 2 Tablespoons of the flavored cream cheese overtop.
  4. Roll the turkey lengthwise and then cut into 1" pieces.

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