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Hawaiian Tortilla Roll Ups for Lunch

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These Hawaiian Tortilla Roll Ups are so easy to make, and so tasty, I’m pretty sure I’m going to make them again today. Because fast, fun and yum? Perfect combination.

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Ham and Pineapple Hawaiian Tortilla Bites

Back to these absolutely perfect Hawaiian pinwheel sandwiches though. Not too much filling (I hate when it falls out all over me), just enough flour tortilla to offset the cream cheese mixture…just perfect.

Too bad I ran out of deli ham or I’d be making more right now. And the store is just…so far…sigh…

How to Make These Tortilla Wrap Sandwiches:

So, if you’ve never made tortilla wraps, they’re really easy. I like to make them for the kids’ lunches, or even just for myself when I get those rare days when they’re not home for lunch. Simple and filling, they’re easy and a little healthy, if the alternative is fried food or fast food. LOL!

So, I usually let my cream cheese sit on the counter for a bit so it’s nice and soft. Then I mix the cream cheese and pineapple. I like to use crushed pineapple, but I strain off as much of the juice as possible, because I don’t like my pinwheel sandwiches to be wet.

I then layer-up my slices of ham. I like the thinly sliced ham because it’s more fun that way. But chunky ham can be good. You do you.

Then you just cover it with plastic wrap and pop it in the refrigerator. I like to leave it in there for an hour, but the best Hawaiian tortilla wraps are the ones where I’ve refrigerated at least 2 hours. Gives the cheese plenty of time to really bond with the pineapple and firm up. I love it.



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Reminder, not all ingredients in the ham and pineapple tortilla roll ups are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

Ham and Pineapple Tortilla Roll Ups

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Make it a Meal:

Vegetable Side: Roasted Hawaiian Medley

Starch Side: Parmesan Steak Fries with Ranch

Refreshing Drink: Hawaiian Blue Mocktail

Don’t forget Dessert: Hawaiian Bubble Bread

Hawaiian Roll Up Ham Sandwiches with Pineapple

Best Roll Up Recipes:

Once you make this Hawaiian pinwheel sandwich, you’ll see that these sandwiches make the best lunches. You’ll need more–one for every day of the week! Good news for you, I have gathered up the best roll-up recipes.

Hawaiian Tortilla Roll Ups

Can I prep these Hawaiian rolls in advance? 

These make great appetizers or are perfect for a game day party. Due to the simple ingredients, prepping in advance is a breeze. You can easily make a double batch for family reunions, or have this as a fun option to drop off as a snack for new moms. 

​I like to make and layer these in a baking dish, as it creates the perfect base. If you do prep this party appetizer in advance, be sure that you cover the delicious pinwheels with aluminum foil. It’s an easy recipe to make, but you don’t want the flour tortillas to absorb any other smells from the fridge. 

And while it’s a great recipe to make early, I do think that you shouldn’t prep them too early. The tortillas can become soggy the longer that they sit, so I typically only prep them a few hours in advance. 

Pinwheel recipes are not hard to make, and the recipe card below will give you the simple steps to get started. After the first time that you make this, it’s going to be one of your favorite recipes. 

Can I add other ingredients? 

You can add green onions, Dijon mustard, honey mustard, shredded cheddar cheese, and even diced bell pepper to your wraps. Create a flavor that you’ll love to eat! 

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Ham and Pineapple Hawaiian Tortilla Bites

Hawaiian Tortilla Rollups

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These Hawaiian Tortilla Roll Ups are so easy to make, and so tasty, I'm pretty sure I'm going to make them again today. Because fast, fun and yum? Perfect combination.


  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softenend
  • ½ can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 4 soft taco size flour tortillas
  • 1 package thinly sliced ham


  1. Combine cream cheese and pineapple in a medium bowl. Stir until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  2. Spread the mixture over each tortilla. Top with a single layer of ham slices.
  3. Loosely roll the tortillas and wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap.
  4. Chill for at least 1 hour, but no more than 4 hours.
  5. Remove from the refrigerator and slice the rolled tortilla into 1-inch slices.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 472mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 9g

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