Turkey Pesto Pinwheels

Adults need snacks, too!  These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!

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Adults need snacks, too! These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!We’ve been in full-out baby mode for the past several weekends.  Earlier this month, my sister came up to visit with our 15-month old niece.  Right after that, our best friends in the world came up with their 11-month son.  And, of course, the countdown to our own son is down to T-6 weeks.  (Ack!)  Just kidding, we are super excited about the arrival of our son.  I can’t wait to see what he looks like.  Will he take after my wife or will he be really, really ridiculously good looking like me?  (Bonus points if you can name the movie reference here!)

Adults need snacks, too! These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!Needless to say, we’ve had a crash course in babies around here.  We quickly learned that the sugar dish can longer live on the shelf below the coffee maker.  Also, the glass coffee table apparently makes for a great drum set.  And brightly-colored Dutch ovens are kid magnets…even though they weigh more than the kid.

But I’ve also had another realization with all of these babies around lately.  I kinda want to be a kid again.  They get to take a nap (sometimes two) during the day.  They get to play all day when they are awake.  They get to watch cartoons.  And most importantly, they get snacks.  Why can’t adults take naps and get snacks?  Wait, what?  We can?  Well then bring on the delicious snacks and a couch!  And if there happens to be cartoons and football on tv at the same time, then I won’t complain.

Adults need snacks, too! These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!We all know about afternoon snacks for the kiddos, but let’s get some adult snacks going at the same time!  I’m talking quick and easy snacks that will hold you over until dinner…or at least until the next nap.  I grabbed some deli turkey, pesto and Flatout Flatbreads to create these tasty and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels.

Adults need snacks, too! These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!I’m a huge fan of Flatout breads as evidenced by these Black Bean Sliders + Mango Jalapeno Salsa and these Grilled Peach + Ricotta Flatbreads.  But now it’s time to turn our attention to the most important meal of the day: the snack!  (Ok, maybe it’s not the most important meal of the day, but I’m never going to turn down the chance to nibble on gobble down a tasty snack.)

Adults need snacks, too! These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!For these Turkey Pesto Pinwheels, I went with the classic Light Italian Herb flatbreads.  One of my favorite food mottoes is that the bread is the most important part of a sandwich, and that holds true here, too.  These soft Flatout flatbreads are flavored with garlic, oregano, basil and parsley…and I’m pretty sure I ate one of these flatbreads by itself while I was making these pinwheels.  Oops.  Is there such a thing as a pre-snack snack?

Checking in at just 90 calories per wrap, these Flatout flatbreads are a great alternative to sandwich bread.  After all, a wrap is just much cooler version of a sandwich!  Wondering where to find Flatout flatbreads?  Click here to find a store near you.

So here’s to adult snacks, naps on the couch and playing drums on the glass coffee table!

Adults need snacks, too! These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!What other “kid activities” should adults still get to enjoy?

What is your favorite adult snack?

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Adults need snacks, too! These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!

Turkey Pesto Pinwheels

Adults need snacks, too!  These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 161kcal


  • 4 large leaves Romaine lettuce
  • 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp basil pesto homemade or store-bought
  • 2 Flatout Flatbread Light Italian Herb wraps
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • 1/3 pound deli turkey
  • 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped


  • Slice the center ribs out of each Romaine lettuce leaf. (Tip: This makes the pinwheels easier to roll later.)
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese and pesto.
  • Spread the pesto cream cheese mixture evenly across the 2 flatbreads. (Tip: Make sure to spread the mixture all the way to the edge of the flatbread.)
  • Top each with lettuce, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and sliced turkey.
  • Starting with a long side, roll each flatbread up into a tight roll, squeezing gently as you roll.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice each roll into ½”-¾” slices. Use toothpicks to help hold each slice together.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and chill for up to 24 hours.

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  1. Those flatbreads look perfect for wraps – and to think I spent years fussing with misshapen tortillas at lunchtime! I definitely didn’t appreciate either naps or snacks as much as I should have as a kid. I think adults should still try to enjoy bedtime reading. It’s a great way to unplug for a few minutes and take your mind off what happened that day and what’s coming up tomorrow!

    1. Haha! Yes! Forget the misshapen tortillas…these flatbreads make roll-ups crazy easy. I’ve been putting all sorts of leftovers into these wraps for lunches this week! 🙂 Bedtime reading is one of my favorite activities, too! I just wish there was more time for bedtime reading. One chapter goes by too fast!

  2. Hi David! Love using flatbread and tortillas for roll up snacks/appetizers! I do one using tortillas and spinach dip (yes, with bacon). Coffee tables can be a hazard to running toddlers as I found out when my son tripped and knocked himself out! Of course it was during a snowstorm and I was home alone with the kids! We all have to adapt, adjust and keep on going. 🙂

    1. I would expect nothing less than bacon in your spinach dip, Dorothy! Bacon-less dip has it’s place…just not a very big one! 🙂 And now you’re going to make me go get rid of all of our coffee tables. Thanks for that! Haha!

  3. Haha – yeah – kids have it made right? I, too, definitely envy them for their napping-twice-a-day habit! But – then again, with all that napping, they won’t be able to watch movies like Zoolander right? Or maybe – if they are like me – they could nap during movies like Zoolander! 😉 Though – if they are like me – they will be magnets to anything made with glass – I ended up taking a nasty fall through a glass cabinet thingie my parents had and my dad used to say that my face looked like a zombie – all bloodied with skin hanging – Ack!
    6 weeks and counting – these are some good snacks to munch on in the meantime… 🙂

    1. Oh, you got me, Shashi! Haha! I love how you worked that one in, too. Laura came home last night and informed me that she saw my comment about being ridiculously good looking. She wasn’t as amused with my joke as I was! Uhhh…was it at least Halloween time when you put your face through the glass shelf?? 🙂

  4. T-6 weeks?!!! I’m so happy for you!!! Get ready for your life to be flipped upside down. . but in the most beautiful and joyous way!! Babies are truly a gift! and you will be eating lots of quick deliciousness like these turkey pesto pinwheels! love these, David!

    1. Yeah, I keep hearing that, Alice…life is about to change! I’m excited, but also nervous just because we don’t know what to expect. Here’s to easy, quick meals…and I suspect they will be easy, quick meals at like 4am since that’s when we will be awake! 🙂

    1. Pesto is the secret king (queen?) of delicious meals! We keep little ice cube trays of pesto frozen for quick flavor boosts…and you’d be surprised how often we pull those bad boys out! Thanks, Dannii!

  5. David, what’s going on? You haven’t been posting your apple recipes for a while. Are you run out of the apples? Is your favorite orchard run out of the apples (supposedly because of you)? Please explain this situation and provide another apple recipe soon! In a meanwhile, I will be having this delicious snack. And a nap. Are you jealous?

    1. Hey Ben, what can I say? I ate all of the apples. I need to go back and pick more. I thought about putting apples in with the turkey pinwheels, but I figured pesto is easier and tastier. But I DID totally eat these pinwheels with a sliced up apple. No lies. 🙂

  6. I am such a big fan of pesto, so it comes to me as a surprise that I haven’t tried it on a tortilla! And that pesto cream cheese looks heavenly! I used to always make ranch BLT and turkey pinwheels like every single day of my life. So this post was a great reminder of all that deliciousness! And I know it sounds weird, but I seriously want to make these with red bell peppers and serve it as an appetizer for Christmas dinner because why not? I mean red and green and all sorts of delicious flavors? Yes please! Thanks for sharing, David!

    1. Oooo…ranch BLT and turkey pinwheels sound amazing, Kennedy! I have some more flatbreads in the kitchen, and I think I might have to get in on that combo! I’m liking where you are going with the red bell peppers here, too. I mean these would be gorgeous (and easy!) Christmas appetizers! Maybe we’ll need to do a trial run and have Christmas in October…complete with presents of course. 🙂

    1. Haha…I can’t believe he’s almost here, either, Rachelle! There’s so much left to do! Ok, maybe not that much. Maybe I should just spend the weekend snacking and napping…just so I can truly understand what he’ll be going through. 🙂

  7. Zoolander?! Hahaha, I wish I could say I knew that, but I googled it. The good news is that you don’t need to start “baby-proofing” for a while. Olivia is just starting to try and roll over…. oh man! That’s the first step towards mobility lol! I’m screwed. Can’t wait to for this little guy to get here!

    1. Haha…it’s ok, Chris. Google is definitely one of my best friends! I foresee little Olivia doing rolling maneuvers all across your house while you and Asheley chase her down. Under the dining room table is going to be her ultimate get away move! 🙂

  8. These look delicious! I love the flavor combination, and the Italian Herb Flatouts sound like the perfect choice to bring everything perfectly together! You’re totally right, that adults need snacks, too – so important to have a nutritious snack to get you through, rather than compromising on junk food that’ll leave you feeling even worse later in the day! Definitely pinning these to share!

    1. Thank you so much, Shelley! These pinwheels were delicious…and they didn’t last long around here! And those Flatouts are so easy to use in so many recipes. They’ve become a staple in our freezer for quick snacks and meals. I really appreciate you pinning this one, and thanks so much for stopping by to comment, too! 🙂

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