Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pinwheels - Cheesy Peppery Pinwheels

Pinwheels are my latest go-to appetizers be it potluck or a self hosted party. They are easy & quick to make & most of all loved by all age groups. There is a variety of pinwheels you can make by altering the stuffing but for this year's Thanksgiving potluck party I made these cheesy peppery Pinwheels which I'll be sharing with you in today's post. I used the crescent dinner rolls & stuffed them with sour-cream, onion tomato & bell peppers to make these delicious, crunchy & yummy appetizers. 

Now to the recipe...

1 can of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (Used Pillsbury can)
1/4 onion finely chopped
1/4 red bell pepper finely chopped
1/4 green bell pepper finely chopped
1 tomato de-seeded & finely chopped
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup of grated cheese (I used the Nachos cheese blend but you can use cheese of your choice)  
Some dry Italian seasoning 
Some dry parsley flakes

For Sour cream filling: 
2 tbsp of sour-cream 
1 & 1/2 tbsp of hot chilli sauce (or to taste)
3 small spring onions finely chopped
2 tbsp of grated parmegiano regiano 
salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp of finely chopped coriander

Pre-heat the oven to 350F. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned under sour-cream filling. Mix well. Keep aside. In another bowl mix onion, bell peppers, tomato, salt & pepper  & keep aside. 

Open the crescent can as per instruction, there will be 8 triangles (4 rectangles)  in the pack. Take 2 triangles & place them such that they form a rectangle. Seal the gap (perforations) between the two sheet by pressing the dough together. 

Pull the dough slightly from all sides to form a slightly stretched rectangle. Apply the sour-cream filling to it leaving some spaces on the sides , then top it with onion, tomato & bell pepper mixture. Finally top it with some cheese & sprinkle some parsley & Italian seasoning on top. 

Start rolling from short side, roll up each rectangle. Seal the open edges from the sides to prevent the filling from spilling. Using a sharp serrated knife cut into 1 inch thick rolls (or thickness of your choice). Greece the baking sheet with some oil & arrange the pinwheels equidistantly keeping some gaps between the two. Bake for about  15-20 mins or until golden brown. 

  • I've used the crescent dough used to make croissants, but you can also use the frozen puff pastry sheets. 
  • After rolling the dough with filling inside if you are finding difficulty in cutting the pinwheels, refrigerate the sealed rolls for 15-20 mins & then cut. 

That's it, our crispy, cheesy, peppery Pinwheels are ready, serve them with a hot sauce or Ketchup !!

Happy Baking!!


  1. looks so yummy

  2. wow...
    looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

  3. Awesome pinwheels!! Looks tempting!!

  4. These are so good as starters of snacks.. love it!

  5. Lovely! :) I make similar garlic bun rolls, with homemade bread dough, they come out great too.

  6. Yummy and tempting pinwheels..

  7. These are really very good evening tea party snacks...looks lovely

  8. Very attractive pinwheels,i dont bother to grab some and having rite now.

  9. Interesting appetizer.. Looks delicious and very inviting.

  10. Shweta, they look so good and tasty. Great for this holiday season.

  11. deliciously done pinwheel sandwiches

  12. Have tried with puff pastry sheets,but never with cresent dough..looks appetising

  13. Simply awesome and delicious, great way to use puff pastry..

  14. wow very tempting version...luks too gud.

  15. These look delectable....this version looks so simple...would love to give it a try....

  16. Yum! Lovely cheesy and spicy pinwheels! Awesome photography too! You can also check out my blog at

  17. Yummy snack Swetha Happily following you :) and impressed with all the good food

  18. I have these featured today on Mouth Watering Mondays. Come on over to see at I am also following you now on FB, Twitter and Pinterest and I would be thrilled if you followed us back. Cheers, Tara

  19. Hi! This looks amazing. Just wanted to know the storage details. How long can this be stored?

    1. Thanks Santhi, You could store these cooked upto a day or two in refrigerator.

  20. Hey,
    Kindly give a substitute or the basic dough recipe of the crescent dough. This is not available in India.
    Also what can i use in place of sour cream??


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