Last Updated on June 10, 2021
Are you looking for an awesome and easy recipe? If so, you’re going to love these Easy Bacon Pinwheels (Low Carb). Not only are they fast and simple but they’re loaded down with flavor and taste, too. Everyone in the family loves them and I think you’re going to as well!
Bacon. That’s right, I said bacon. Just the whisper of the word bacon sends many of our senses tingling. First, we’re reminded of the aroma. Then we can taste it. Not sure about you, but my mouth is watering.
Be certain to check out my Instant Pot Low Carb Pizza Casserole for another super simple low-carb meal.
Easy Bacon Pinwheels (Low Carb)
I’m always looking for fast and simple low-carb recipes. The easier, the better. And when it comes to a delicious dish, you can’t go wrong with these pinwheels.
I love that they’re made with just 5 ingredients making it easy and simple, just like I like it. I also love that I don’t have to turn on my oven, especially in this heat, to make this tasty treat.
The second that I’m craving something full of flavor and taste, I know that I can make this easy recipe and fill my belly fast.
Can you use another type of deli meat?
You bet. Whatever deli meat tickles your fancy, just grab it. Personally, I use ham when substituting bacon. I don’t know, there’s just something about the way ham tastes in this recipe. I’ve also used turkey and even deli-sliced chicken breast. Both of these meats also taste great in this recipe.
Changing just one ingredient helps put a new spin on a tried and true recipe. It’s almost like creating a new recipe if we’re being honest. It’s also a great way to add different flavors to this low-carb snack.
Are you ready to learn how to make this simple low-carb snack? Gather the ingredients listed below to get started!
Ingredients needed to make Easy Bacon Pinwheels (Low Carb)
6 slices of Deli Sliced Black Forest Ham, preferably Low Sodium
1 (8 oz.) tub of Whipped Cream Cheese
½ teaspoon for coarsely cracked Black Pepper
1 cup of Baby Spinach
5 to 6 slices of thickly sliced Bacon
How to Make Low Carb Easy Bacon Pinwheels
To begin with place the bacon slices in the air fryer basket and air fry at 400 F for 8 minutes or until they are to your level of crispy. Everyone has their own preference for this.
Now let the bacon cool and then chop into large bits.
Then put a piece of cling wrap on the counter. Arrange the ham slices in a rectangle, with the slices slightly overlapping each other.
Then spread the whipped cream cheese evenly over the ham slices.
Now sprinkle the cheese with coarsely cracked black pepper.
After that is done arrange the baby spinach on top of the cream cheese.
Finally, you can sprinkle the chopped bacon.
The cling wrap is important because you can use the cling wrap as a guide to roll up the ham slices. Then cover tightly with the same plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
After chilling is complete you will remove the plastic wrap and slice it into 1-inch slices.
You will want to serve immediately or keep in the fridge if serving immediately isn’t possible.
Tips for Making Low Carb Pinwheels
I used store-bought whipped cream cheese. It is a lot easier to spread. If you have a cream cheese block, let it soften to room temperature, and then whip it with an electric beater.
Because the ham and the bacon are both salty, I skipped the salt and added just coarsely cracked black pepper. But you can add a slight sprinkle of salt along with the pepper if you really desire to do so. I don’t think it needs it though.
Ways to Cut Down on the Fat Content
If you’re following a low-carb diet, but also trying to cut down on your fat content, you can make this recipe using turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. It will still cook up nice and crispy in the air fryer and have a ton of great flavor, too.
Can you add more veggies to this pinwheel recipe?
You can! There is always room to sneak in extra veggies! I know that this recipe calls for spinach, but you can easily shred up some carrots, slice or dice onions, bell peppers, or even go a little spicier with jalapenos. I also love banana peppers. Honestly, the sky is the limit and it all depends on your taste buds.
And if you’re not getting the number of veggies from this recipe that you want, you can always prepare a side dish of veggies to accompany it.
Delicious Side Dish Recipes
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Fun Ways to Enjoy This Simple Low Carb Meal
I’m not kidding when I say that this recipe is so good and saves so much time. When everyone in the house is hungry and cranky, I can have this prepared and on the table in about 10 minutes from start to finish.
It’s fast, it’s hearty, and it fills all our tummies. I’ve prepared these during every season of the year and never get tired of it.
These are also great to bring along to picnics, holiday events, church gatherings, and any event you’re attending where you’re not sure if snacks that fit your diet will be readily available.
How to store leftover low carb pinwheels
These pinwheels have to be stored in the fridge. Due to the ingredients, keep them cold and in the fridge with a lid. Besides that, that’s all you have to worry about!
Have fun making up this delicious recipe! It’s the perfect low-carb snack!
More Delicious Low Carb Recipes
- 6 slices of Deli Sliced Black Forest Ham, preferably Low Sodium
- 1 (8 oz.) tub of Whipped Cream Cheese
- ½ teaspoon for coarsely cracked Black Pepper
- 1 cup of Baby Spinach
- 5 to 6 slices of thickly sliced Bacon
Place the bacon slices in the air fryer basket and air fry at 400 for 8 minutes or until they are crispy.
Let the bacon cool and then chop into large bits.
Place a cling wrap on the counter. Arrange the ham slices in a rectangle, with the slices overlapping each other a little.
Spread the whipped cream cheese evenly over the ham slices.
Sprinkle with coarsely cracked black pepper.
Arrange the baby spinach on top of the cream cheese.
Finally, sprinkle the chopped bacon.
Using the cling wrap as a guide, roll up the ham slices. Cover tightly with the same plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
Remove the plastic wrap and slice it into 1-inch slices.