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Pizza Pinwheels are so easy to make, and would be a great after school snack or finger food for a party or get together. With just a few ingredients, they come together in just minutes!
When my kids are hungry, they don’t want to wait around for a snack. They want something NOW. They pinwheels not only are ready in 15 minutes, but you can freeze them and pop them in the microwave – so much better than prepackaged pizza snacks!
Of course they’re not just kid-friendly, they’re a perfect appetizer for grown-ups too. Instead of pepperoni, add some shredded chicken, diced peppers, onions, mushrooms or any other specialty ingredients you like.
To make them, you’ll need to first flatten out the dough. I use refrigerated crescents (God bless you Pillsbury for creating these!) and roll them out on a lightly floured surface, pinching the seams together as I go. They don’t have to be perfect, just enough so you won’t lose your filling as you roll them up.
Roll it up lengthwise (or widthwise) – it’s your preference depending on how big you want your pinwheels and how many you need. Slice them into approximately one inch segments and lay them out on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet. One tip I got from a reader who tried my Jalapeno Bacon & Cheddar Pinwheels was to freeze the roll for 10-15 minutes before slicing to preserve their shape. I thought that was a great idea if you have the time. They bake for about 12 minutes to golden perfection.
Serve them with yummy dips or eat them on their own. They’re good either way!
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