You don't have to wait until Thanksgiving leftovers show up to make these cranberry turkey wraps. Kids love them! And adults do, too!
Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels are so easy to make. Kids love them, and adults do, too. These two main ingredients go well together, especially during the fall. You don't need to cook, and the sides are easy to put together, too. Meal prep for school lunches, anyone? Or adult ones? We won't tell. No cooking or big clean-up is needed, either. Recipe for you below! Tag us if you try this one!
How to Make Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels
This cranberry turkey wrap is super easy to do. You just need to spread the cream cheese and cranberry sauce across the wrap, which you've opened up. Then, add the turkey (your favorite sliced deli turkey or leftover from Thanksgiving, perhaps), chopped walnuts (good for your brain health!), and baby spinach (which is good for everything!). Wrap it up, slice it, and you're ready to roll. Add some fresh grapes and some tortilla chips for sweet and salty sides. The cream cheese and cranberries are a creamy-tart contrast to the savory taste of the turkey. It's a great meal prep for school lunches or after-school snacks for the kids.
Substitutions and Alterations
Cranberry with turkey is the whole point here, but if you have leftover ham, feel free to add that if you like, too.
Other greens would be good here, too, such as baby arugula, for more of a peppery bite, or baby kale. Spinach is versatile, which is why we often go right to it and most people tend to like it.
Any kind of cranberry sauce would work here, canned or fresh. You can even use something like a cranberry chutney, which typically is more chunky and can have a bit of a kick to it. It'll blend in with the cream cheese.
Other sides are great with this cranberry turkey wrap, including blueberries or carrots.
If you need to skip the wrap, feel free to make these with lettuce, like our cranberry turkey lettuce wrap.
Another fun add-in we like here is sliced avocado, or maybe even bacon. But it's not necessary!
Tips for Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels
When you're wrapping up these pinwheels, you might have trouble getting it to hold together. So, if your wrap doesn’t hold well, you can wrap it in foil or plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes and then cut it. The time in the refrigerator will help everything hold together. Alternatively, you can use toothpicks to help hold the wraps together as you slice them into that pinwheel shape.
Feel free to double and triple this recipe if you want to serve these sliced pinwheels at a party as a fun appetizer. You can make them ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator on a big platter, covered with plastic wrap.
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- 4 spinach wraps
- 3 oz cream cheese
- ½ lb turkey deli
- ⅓ cup cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoon walnuts
- 1 cup spinach baby
- Open your spinach wrap and spread the cream cheese and cranberry sauce evenly across.
- Next, add in your turkey slices, baby spinach and walnuts.
- Fold the lettuce wrap tightly and then cut across using a butcher knife.
- Repeat this same process with as many wraps as you need for the week! Add in your favorite sides and enjoy.