3-Step Pinwheel Sandwiches Kids Can Make Themselves

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With their swirls and curls, pinwheel sandwiches are as enjoyable to look at as they are to eat. And when you put one in your mouth, you’ll taste an exciting combination of flavors sure to leave you wanting a second bite and more.

Making pinwheel sandwiches is just as exciting! And you might even be surprised by how easy they are to prepare. The steps are simple that even a kid can take over with minimal supervision. In just 10 minutes and with absolutely no cooking necessary, your child will be able to make the yummiest pinwheels. Expect them to beam with pride as they show off the snacks they made that are perfect for any family occasion.

This recipe for pinwheel sandwiches yields four bites, but you can double or triple the quantities if you’re serving a larger crowd. Read on to discover the things you’ll need before you begin. Plus, the only three easy steps you must follow to make these treats.

Tips for Making Pinwheel Sandwiches

Ham and cheese pinwheel sandwiches with curly parsley on a white serving platter

The secret to enjoyable pinwheels is using good ingredients. You only need four, so sourcing shouldn’t be too challenging.

Start with the bread — fresh is best. You can warm it a bit but make sure not to toast it too much, so it stays flexible enough to roll. Aside from the usual sliced bread, you can use tortillas or pita, especially if you want to make smaller sandwiches.

For the filling, ham and cheese are a safe choice. Although, you might want to try different types of ham to find one that everyone likes best. Farmer’s ham is always a good option, but other kinds are available in the market, each with its unique flavor.

Don’t use very thick slices of cheese so you can still taste the other ingredients. And, of course, pick delicious mayonnaise, like Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise! It's made with healthy oils, a rich blend of spices, and real eggs — one bite and you will taste the difference.

Lady’s Choice Pinwheel Sandwiches Recipe


  • 1 slice white or whole-wheat bread
  • 1 tbsps Lady's Choice Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 slice of ham
  • 1 slice of cheese


  1. Flatten bread with a rolling pin. Spread Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise and place ham and cheese on top of the bread.
  2. Roll up the bread tightly and slice crosswise to make four bites.
  3. Pin with toothpicks to secure.

How to Make Other Pinwheel Flavors

Four pinwheel sandwiches with ham, mayonnaise, and lettuce on a black plate in front of festive ornaments

You can get as creative as possible when planning the fillings of your sandwich. To get your kid even more interested, you can lay out their favorite ingredients and have them choose their fillings. It will help them become more curious about flavors and food combinations.

One tasty option is a Crunchy Hamwich, which uses the same ingredients but adds apple slices for a fruity crunch. For a non-ham version, you can make a Delicious Chicken Sandwich. It’s slightly heavy in taste but still light on the stomach. Again, you just layer, roll, and slice to make your pinwheels. That easy!

Another tip: make the sandwiches as colorful as possible to ramp up the celebratory mood. Add a variety of colorful vegetables to tease the eyes. Try serving it with a side salad like the classic coleslaw to double the fun, too. And don’t forget to get your kids involved when making pinwheel sandwiches to create priceless memories in the kitchen.

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