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Cooking with the Library–Rolled Jalapeno Pinwheels

finished plate of rolled jalapeno wheels

Easy, tasty appetizer!  Looking for something to snack on before or between holiday meals?  Don’t mind something a bit spicy and different than the usual chips and dip?  This is a great appetizer for you!  It includes straightforward ingredients and simple, no bake prep – perfect for this busy time of year! 



  • 1 (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 cup shredded medium cheddar cheese 
  • ½ cup diced olives  
  • 1 TBSP dry cilantro 
  • 2 TBSP diced green onions  
  • ½ TSP garlic powder 
  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas 
  • ½ (7-ounce) jar of diced, sliced jalapenos  (Mild, medium, or hot jalapenos?  Up to you and those you will be sharing with.  All work well with recipe. ) 



  1. In medium mixing bowl, combine all filling ingredients. 
  2. On each tortilla, spread about ½ cup of filling.
  3. Roll tortilla tightly. 
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap. 
  5. Refrigerate at least 2 hours which will make it easier to cut.   



Amanda is a lifelong Youngstown area resident and is currently a youth service librarian/assistant supervisor with the Public Library of Youngtown and Mahoning County. In addition to reading, she loves listening! In her spare time, she is often listening to an audio book or one of many podcasts. She also enjoys music, movies and caring for animals.