Tortilla Roll Ups: the tasty recipe for bite-sized tortillas

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 10 people
By Cookist
150 g
150 g
50 g
50 ml (0.2 cup)

Besides being a delicious recipe for dinner, these bite-sized Tortilla Roll Ups make great appetizers. You can change the filling as you like, and it’s an easy way to make simple ingredients shine. It’s also quick to make (you can make it ahead of time), so there’s no need to stand in front of a hot oven for hours. The tortillas and cheese become crispy in the oven, while the sausages make each bite flavorful. You don’t need a long list of ingredients: ham, cheese, tomato, and tortillas. Serve these Easy Roll Ups with a salad, and you have a satisfying recipe!


Tortilla Pinwheel Ingredients

Flour tortillas – For this recipe you need to use flour tortillas, as the texture of corn tortillas might not be suitable. Use larger tortillas and you might have more rolls ups. If you want an interesting pop of color on your plate, use colored tortillas made with beet, spinach, or red pepper.

Sausages – sausages are what make the tortillas meaty and satisfying. If you cant find sausages, look for sandwich ham.

Tomato – this adds some nutrition and flavor to the tortilla pinwheels.

Cheese – the cheese rounds off the tortilla pinwheels by adding flavor and crunch.

How to make Tortilla Roll Ups

The tortillas are first sliced into long strips, rolled, and added to an oven-safe dish. Chopped sausage and diced tomato are added, and the roll ups are then sprinkled with cheese. The dish is baked until golden and ready to be served.

What to serve with Tortilla Rolls Ups?

Serve the tortilla roll ups with a side salad for dinner. Alternatively, serve individual tortilla pinwheels with red salsa as a dipping sauce.


Tips for Easy Rolls Ups

– For best results, use homemade flour tortillas for this recipe. Corn tortillas won’t have the right texture.

– Prevent them from becoming soggy by not overfilling them. If you are using a juicy tomato, scoop out some of the seeds before adding it to the tortillas.

– If you don’t want to use sausages, use cooked bacon, or chopped ham.

– For a vegetarian variation, use ranch dressing and finely chopped vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, cucumber, red pepper, sundried tomato.

Tortilla Pinwheel Variations

Cream cheese, turkey breast, cranberry sauce, brie.

Canned and drained green chilies, cream cheese, chili powder, cheddar cheese.

Can I make Tortilla Roll Ups ahead?

You can make these roll ups the day before. Shape the tortillas and fill them, place in the oven-safe dish, and cover with clingfilm. Once ready, bake in the oven until golden. Because the tortillas will be cold, you might need to increase the cooking time.

How to store Tortilla Pinwheels

Wrap the tortilla pinwheels with clingfilm or place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.



Cut the tortillas into strips.


Roll them up to form small rolls.


Place them in an oven-safe dish.


Chop the sausages into small slices.


Dice the tomato.


Fill the tortilla rolls with the chopped sausage and diced tomato.


Whisk together the milk, eggs, salt, and pepper.


Pour the custard mixture over the rolls.


Sprinkle the Tortilla Roll Ups with cheese.


Bake for 15 minutes at 180°C / 350°F.


Make vegan tortilla pinwheels by using a cashew spread and vegetables for the filling.

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