Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer.  A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced.  These are the hit of every party!

This Cranberry Feta Pinwheels recipe has been around forever and it’s definitely loved by absolutely everyone!  It’s perfect for any time of year but especially perfect for the holidays!

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels on a wood plate


Not only are they pretty and look festive with the reds and greens, they’re great because you can prep them up to 24 hours ahead of time making them the perfect holiday snack or appetizer!

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels on a wood plate with green onion and cranberries

The flavors in this recipe are perfect…  creamy cream cheese, salty feta and sweet dried cranberries.  You can use green onions in place of the chives, I personally like the chives as they have a milder flavor.

While I’ve used white flour tortillas in this recipe, you can certainly use red (tomato) and green (spinach) tortillas to make them festive and add even more color!

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels on green onion and cranberries

The filling can be mixed by hand but I find using a mixer to beat the cream cheese makes it light and fluffy (and much easier to spread).  If you find your cream cheese hard to spread, just add in about 1/4 cup of sour cream.

Be sure to divide the mixture between 4 large tortillas so there isn’t too much filling.  Leaving a 1/2″ border helps to ensure the filling doesn’t overflow. When rolling, you’ll want to roll them as tightly as you can and then wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before cutting and serving.

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Cranberry Feta Pinwheels on a wood plate
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Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer. A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 48 pin wheels
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  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • cup chives chopped
  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries
  • 4 flour tortillas 10 inch


  • Place cream cheese in a small bowl and beat until fluffy.
  • Add in remaining ingredients (except tortillas) and mix well. Spread the mixture evenly over the 4 tortillas.
  • Roll each tortilla in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut into slices and serve.


Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
4.97 from 105 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 43 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

The feta mixture can be difficult to spread.  I’ve found that the back of a metal spoon works the best.

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels on a wood plate with green onion
Slightly adapted from
Taste of Home

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    1. I think they would be okay for up to 2 days in the fridge but you can also freeze them and thaw before serving. Enjoy!

  1. I’m not sure if everyone was paid to write a good review, but I just made these and they were awful. I thought maybe it was just me but I had my Husband, Mom + Dad try them and they all agreed. Not appetizing in the least.1 star

    1. We don’t pay for reviews, most readers love these as much as we do. I’m sorry your family didn’t enjoy them.

  2. just wondering if adding candied pecans chopped would be a good addition. I want to make these tonight.

    1. We haven’t tried freezing these but other readers have with great results. We’d love to hear how it turns out for you.

  3. The next time I make these I will spread the cream cheese and then sprinkle the cranberries & green onions on top. It was so hard to spread with it all mixed together.

    1. I haven’t tried it but that should work just fine, although it may be slightly more difficult to roll. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  4. I made this appetizer and took it to a pot luck….was the greatest hit of the evening! Everyone loved it and this recipe is a keeper! Thanks!5 stars

  5. Feta & cranberry are number one in my (pin)wheel house. I love that they freeze well and so I always have some on hand.

      1. Hi Carol, I haven’t tried freezing them so I can’t say for sure but another reader has and had good results.

  6. I made these for New Year’s Eve and they were a big hit! I did not have enough feta cheese so I added some Boursin cheese. Delicious combination! It was a little thick so I added some sour cream to make it go further. Yummy!