September 14, 2023
Give classic sandwiches a fun twist with these pinwheel roll-up ideas! Quick and easy to make, they are a perfect lunchbox staple to build a balanced school meal that kids will devour.
Keep reading and you’ll find the best recipes and all the packing hacks for enjoying intact sandwich pinwheels hours later.
Pinwheel Roll-Up Sandwich Ideas
Sandwich roll-ups are a great way to turn any sandwich into fun, bite-sized pieces that make an appealing addition to any lunchbox. From turkey and greens to peanut butter and jelly, these delicious recipes satisfy both savory and sweet cravings.
How to Build a Sandwich Pinwheel Roll-Up
Making pinwheel roll-ups is as simple as assembling a sandwich and so much fun for kids to eat! Just grab bread or tortillas, add the spread and the filling, then wrap it and cut in slices.
- The wrapping: use any kind of tortillas or your favorite sandwich bread.
- Add the spread: peanut butter, ranch dressing, hummus, mayonnaise, whipped cream cheese, or mustard. You choose!
- Fill it up: add the lettuce, spinach, deli meats, cheese, veggies, feta etc.
- Roll up: fold the sides in and roll the tortilla or bread tightly into a wrap. Cut it in half and slice each half into ½ to 1-inch-thick sandwich pinwheel.
To build a sandwich pinwheel that stays perfect until lunchtime, make sure to add just enough spread, but not so much so it oozes out of the bread. If you are making roll ups with deli meat, use one or two thin slices.
How to Pack a Sandwich Roll Up for Lunch
Pinwheel sandwiches are a perfect portable staple to build a healthy lunchbox that is easy for kids to eat while chatting with friends. Add fruits, veggies, and healthy snacks to pack a nutritious and tasty lunchbox for the little ones.
- Place the pinwheel slices in one compartment of the lunch container.
- In another compartment, add your favorite sides. Pack wet ingredients (fruits and veggies) separated from dry ones (sandwich pinwheels, crackers, chips) so the moisture doesn’t spoil the crunchiness!
- Refrigerate until ready to place in the lunch bag, using an ice pack if necessary.
Sandwich Pinwheels For School Lunches
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter, or nut-free alternative
- 1 tablespoon jelly
- Place the bread slices on a flat surface. Cut the crusts from the bread if preferred.
- Use a rolling pin or a tall glass to flatten out the bread slices.
- Spread the peanut butter or nut-free butter alternative onto both slices of bread. Spread a thin layer of jelly on top of the peanut butter.
- Roll up the bread like a jelly roll, from one end to the other. Slice each sandwich broll into 3 to 4 pieces.
- Place sandwich roll pieces inside the main compartment of a lunch container. In the other compartments, or other containers, pack fruit and veggies. If packing a dip, pack it inside its own small lidded container or in its own compartment.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to place inside a lunch bag and send it to school.