These pizza pinwheels are the perfect little appetizer for pizza lovers!
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably realized how much I love pizza by now. If I had to choose one food to live off of forever (besides dessert, obviously) it would definitely be pizza! Between the soft doughy crust, melted cheese, and endless choices of toppings I just can’t get enough pizza.
With the Superbowl quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to share an appetizer that involved my favorite food. Hello, pizza pinwheels!
I love these little pinwheels because they are so incredibly simple to make. Just unroll your crescent roll dough and press the seams together, top it with some Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and pepperonis and then roll them up and slice them!
I just used pepperonis in these pinwheels, but feel free to switch them out for your favorite toppings. I’m sure some chopped bell pepper, black olives, or anything similar would be delicious too!
Josh and I really loved these, they’re like eating pizza but in a mini bite-size form. These are best served warm, so just pop them in the oven about 20 minutes before you’re ready to eat. Serve these up with a little pizza sauce or even some ranch dressing for dipping.
This recipe will make 12 pinwheels, so feel free to double (or triple!) the recipe if you like. The more pizza, the better. Right?!
- 1 8 oz. package crescent roll dough
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 20 pepperonis quartered (or 1/2 cup mini pepperonis)
- Optional: Pizza sauce for dipping
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silipat mat.
- Unroll the crescent roll dough into four separate rectangles and gently press the seams together.
- Evenly distribute the Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and pepperonis (or toppings of choice) between each rectangle of dough.
- Starting with the short side, tightly roll up each rectangle (like the photo above in the post). Slice each roll into three separate pieces and place each one on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned and cooked through.
- Remove from oven and serve with pizza sauce.
Pizza anything is always my favorite, too! What a fun and easy snack, Danielle! I think my husband and I would devour a batch of these in no time. So perfect for dunking into some pizza sauce and watching the superbowl! Pinned!
You can never have enough pizza! Thanks, Gayle 🙂
I have to learn how to jazz up the pizza experience because my fiance is a HUGE pizza fanatic and since I will be cooking for the both of us soon….These might be a good idea!
Oh I bet he would love these! They’re easy to make too, so that’s always a plus!
YUM!!! Don’t these look amazing!! Wow!! Seriously, if I miss anything from back when I used to eat gluten… one of the things is doughy and delicious calzones!! YUM
Easy and quick and delicious! These would make a great Super Bowl party food!
You´re not alone, I´m also a big pizza fan =)
These mini pizzas look great and are so easy to make. I love how you can play with the filling… with spinach an salmon must be also really yummy!
These gorgeous bites would definitely not stand a chance to even make it a few hours without the pizza-lovers in this house devouring them! I seriously LOVE how easy these sound and they are absolutely adorable! Oh, and since they’re teeny-tiny that means I can have, oh, 5 in one sitting maybe? 😀 Pinned!
Of course! Mini food always means you get to eat more 😉 Thanks, Sarah!
These are so cute, Danielle, and take pizza to a fun new level! These would be a great addition to Game Day. Pinned!
Thanks, Marcie! Thanks for the pin too 🙂
Perfect addition to a Super Bowl spread!
This is such a smart idea! And easy to make too. These will definitely be showing up at the Super Bowl party!
Thanks, Natalie! I’m planning to make another batch for Superbowl around here too.
I love anything pizza and these pinwheels are no different! Awesome, creative and delicious idea! Great for game day 🙂
My first question is, who ISN’T a pizza lover?! My second question is can I have all of these right now, please? 🙂
I haven’t met a person yet who didn’t love pizza! And it’s totally acceptable to eat all of these.. I mean they’re mini, right?! 😉
so cute and what an awesome way to eat mini pizzas! They would be such huge hit at any party/get-together!
These are so fun Danielle! And perfect for a week night that’s rushed.
Have a fab Friday!
These are so cute and so easy!! Pizza is definitely one of the best foods on the planet!! These look like a perfect bite-sized Superbowl snack!
Thanks, Jess! I totally agree pizza is one of the best foods!
What a fun appetizer! This is perfect for game day. I can’t wait to give this a try.
My husband just looked over my shoulder and asked why I never make these! I guess I have my work cut out for me this weekend! We really love pizza here too and I love how easy these look!
Haha, Isadora that’s too funny! You can never go wrong with pizza!
I love how easy these are, and my kids would love them because they don’t have the pizza sauce rolled inside (they are anti-red sauce, weird, I know!)
How funny, Amber! The good thing is these are just as delicious without any sauce too. I bet they’d love these 🙂
These are great! I love using crescent rolls for pizza roll ups, but I haven’t tried this yet, Pinned!
Thanks, Kathleen! Thanks for the pin too 🙂
These are so so adorable, Danielle! We are huge pizza lovers and these pinwheels would be a huge hit at our house. I love how fun and mini they are, they would definitely make the perfect snacks for game day too!
Thanks, Kelly! We’re huge pizza lovers too, we loved these 🙂
Adorable and they seem very simple to make! These are something the whole family will enjoy! 🙂
Thanks, Alexandra! We loved these 🙂
What a great, easy idea and fun appetizer! My mind is already spinning with the fun ingredients I could put in there – thanks for sharing!