These Pizza Pinwheels are a great way to feed a crowd. They taste just like pizza, but they have a fun twist! They make the ultimate appetizer that everyone is sure to love.
Pizza Pinwheels are a tasty and fun way to enjoy pizza. Great as an appetizer or a main dish, they make it easy to feed the whole family in a convenient and portable way. Pizza Pinwheels are sure to be a crowd-pleaser with their flavor-packed centers and golden-brown crusts. Make them today, and your dinner table will thank you!
What are traditional pinwheels?
Traditional pinwheels are a popular finger food served as appetizers at parties and gatherings. They can be made with a variety of different fillings, depending on the preference of the person making them. Common filling options include cheese and meat, vegetables, cream cheese or hummus, and various combinations of these ingredients. Some people also choose to add herbs, spices, or other seasonings to enhance the flavor of their pinwheels.
Ingredients Needed for Pizza Swirls
- Pillsbury crescent rolls – To make the pinwheels, you will need to use crescent rolls as the base. These can be found at most grocery stores in the refrigerated section near the other dough products.
- Pizza sauce – You will also need some pizza sauce to use as the filling for your pinwheels. Look for a high-quality brand that is made with fresh, natural ingredients.
- Cheese – You will need a shredded cheese of your choice to fill your pinwheels. A good melting cheese, such as mozzarella or cheddar, works well for this purpose.
- Hormel pizza pepperoni – To add some delicious flavor and texture to your pinwheels, you can use pepperoni as one of the filling ingredients. Look for a high-quality brand that is made with real meat, such as Hormel.
How to Store Pizza Wheels
To store your Pizza Wheels, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in an airtight container or ziplock bag. This will help keep the crust from drying out or becoming soggy.
Variation Options for Pizza Pinwheels
Variation options for pizza pinwheels are endless. You can make them in countless ways, and you don’t need to be a pro chef to do it. Here are just a few combination ideas:
- BBQ: Use barbeque sauce instead of tomato. Roll up the pinwheel with cheese, mozzarella, and cheddar for a cheesy and smokey flavor combination
- Italian: Spread pesto or marinara sauce over the rolled dough. Then layer on the cheeses (mozzarella, parmesan, romano) to taste. Add any meat, veggies, and/or spices to enhance the flavor.
- Pepperoni: Put a thin layer of marinara sauce, layer generously with pepperonis, and add cheese on top. Roll up the pinwheel and bake to perfection!
Buffalo Chicken: Use buffalo wing sauce instead of tomato sauce or pesto. Add chicken and any other desired toppings.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make it easier to slice the pinwheels?
You can freeze the roll for about 10-15 minutes before slicing it to preserve its shape.
What are some variation options?
Some possible variation options for Pizza Wheels include using different types of cheese, adding other toppings like olives or green peppers, and layering the filling ingredients in a different order. You can also experiment with different cooking methods, such as baking or grilling the pinwheels instead of just pan-frying them. You can try making pinwheel-style pizza rolls by using premade pizza dough instead of crescent rolls as the base.
What veggie options can you add to pizza?
Many different types of vegetables can be added to pizza, including mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini, eggplant, spinach, and artichokes. You can also add herbs like basil or oregano to enhance the flavor of your pizza.
These are amazing with marinara sauce for dipping! The kids love this recipe too!
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- 1 roll of Pillsbury crescent rolls
- 3 tablespoons pizza sauce
- 1 package Hormel pizza pepperoni or a similar brand
- 8 slices mozzarella cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375
- Roll out the crescent rolls and pinch the seams securely (or, purchase the sheet of crescent rolls if available).
- Press the roll of dough out to measure 12 x 15
- Spoon on the pizza sauce and spread it over the surface of the dough, leaving a ¼ inch edge that’s free from the sauce.
- Layer on the pepperoni so all the slices are touching, but in a single layer.
- Layer on the sliced cheese.
- Starting from the longest side, begin to roll the dough as tightly as possible, rolling towards the other end of the roll.
- When completely rolled, pinch the free edge seam to the roll.
- Using a serrated knife, cut the pizza roll into 12 slices. Use a sawing motion and don’t press too hard. Let the knife do the work.
- Lay each roll down in a sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown and the dough is baked through, and the cheese is melted.