Cheesy Roasted Pepper Pinwheel Recipe

Cheesy Roasted Pepper Pastry Pinwheel Recipe

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When we’re entertaining we always try to be prepared. It makes no sense to invite friends over and spend all your time in the kitchen while they’re stuck waiting for food in the next room. That’s why we love sharing recipes that can be made in advance and can be served warm or at room temperature. These cheesy bites with roasted red peppers are exactly that.

You Can Make This Puff Pastry Pinwheel Recipe in 15 Minutes

Since we use store-bought puff pastry dough, it’s easy to make, can be made in advance and is delicious served warm or at room temperature. Plus, it’s completely flexible. We decided to roll up sweet roasted red peppers and garlicy-herb cheese. Though, ham, bacon, cream cheese, cheddar or other veggies would totally work.

Cheesy Roasted Pepper Pastry Pinwheel Recipe

The puff pastry dough we used is actually from Pepperidge Farm. We’re sure you’ve noticed their products in your grocery store. Pepperidge Farm did pay us to share this recipe using their puff pastry dough.

You see, they came to us to see if we would like to participate in their game day entertaining challenge. We said yes and decided to share two recipes, one sweet and the other savory. (To satisfy our sweet tooth, we shared this Sinfully Easy Chocolate Croissant Recipe).

If you can’t find Pepperidge Farm’s puff pastry sheets, feel free to use another puff pastry dough, store-bought or homemade.

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Cheesy Roasted Pepper Pastry Pinwheel Recipe
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We use a store-bought puff pastry sheet instead of making our own pastry at home. The puff pastry sheet needs to be thawed before using. So, either place into the refrigerator and leave overnight or remove and thaw at room temperature for 40 to 50 minutes. Feel free to substitute your favorite spreadable cheese or other toppings instead of the peppers. Cooked and crumbled bacon, ham, turkey, sausage or other veggies all would work.

This recipe makes 20 pinwheels.
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Yield: 6
You Will Need
  • 1/2 of a 17.3 ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup (92 grams) diced roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup Garlic and Herb Spreadable Cheese (we used Boursin cheese)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.
  2. Lightly flour your work surface. Unfold the pastry sheet then lightly dust top with flour. Use a rolling pin to roll lightly so that the creases are flattened out (you don’t want to make the square any bigger).
  3. Brush square of pastry with egg wash. Evenly spread with the 1/2 cup of garlic and herb cheese then evenly scatter the diced peppers, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and parsley.Cheesy Pinwheels Step 1
  4. Starting at the side closest to you, roll pastry up like a jelly roll. Cut into 20 1/2-inch slices. (A serrated bread knife works well for this).
  5. Place slices onto baking sheet. Then, lightly brush tops with egg wash.Pinwheels Step 2
  6. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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15 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Rebecca August 23, 2016, 3:32 am

    Hello, can I use short crust pastry for this recipe? Would there be a difference in cooking time compared to puff pastry?

    • Joanne August 24, 2016, 12:49 pm

      Yes you should be able to. I’d expect the cooking time to be similar, but stay close to the oven while baking just to make sure.

  • Raman June 9, 2016, 9:36 am

    What does the egg do? Can it be avoided?

    • Joanne June 9, 2016, 1:34 pm

      Hi Raman, The egg helps the pastry brown and hold together. You can probably get away with not using, just make sure you roll the pinwheel up tightly.

  • Ger April 3, 2016, 1:27 am

    This has to be one of the worst recipes i have ever made. Totally tasteless.

    • Joanne May 19, 2016, 1:02 pm

      Hi Ger, we are sorry you did not enjoy the recipe.

  • cass June 29, 2014, 8:28 pm

    subbed basil for parsley and baked for about 20 mins then transported to a party about 2 hours away and were a hit even at room temperature. will definitely make again!

  • William April 23, 2014, 1:43 pm


  • Shelley December 14, 2013, 9:56 am

    love the pinwheel pastry recipe! Can i freeze before baking? Then, bake before a party next week? If so, should i bake from frozen state, or thaw first?

    • Joanne December 16, 2013, 12:39 pm

      Freezing should be fine. We’d thaw for 20 minutes or so then bake.

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons August 22, 2013, 11:29 am

    These were excellent! So simple to prepare, yet so tasty. I subbed basil for the parsley, and other than that, followed this recipe to a tee, and they came out perfect. I served these at my annual Sangria Party, and they were a hit.


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