Pizza Pinwheels

We continue onto Week 5 of College Football, which means another delicious Football bite! I am really excited for today’s game since we are finally playing another ranked Big 10 team (Michigan State). As much as I enjoy the early season games, the real games don’t start until we play another Big 10 team. 😀

If you are a fan of pizza (and really who isn’t) then you are going to love these pizza pinwheels! They’re quick to throw together, can be made ahead of time and can even be frozen so you can enjoy pizza pinwheels whenever the craving strikes. I have made these using regular crescent rolls, but if you are a fan of garlic, you have to make these using the garlic butter crescent rolls. Just trust me on this one! 😉

So if you’re looking for a quick, easy, and make-ahead appetizer for your upcoming get together, look no further. Pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese are swirled in a tender crescent pastry to create a crowd pleasing appetizer that will disappear fast. Might as well double the batch! 😉

pizza pinwheels

Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese are swirled in a tender crescent pastry to create a crowd pleasing appetizer for your next get-together.

Yield: 16 pizza pinwheels

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
24 slices pepperoni, cut into quarters
1 (14 ounce) can pizza sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


On a large baking sheet, pinch 8 crescent roll dough triangles into 2 separate rectangles, gently pulling on all four corners of the dough to stretch the dough out a bit.
Working one rectangle at a time, spread desired amount of pizza sauce over the dough, followed by half of the mozzarella cheese, then half of the pepperonis. Starting at the long end of the dough, start rolling tightly until dough is rolled into a 8 inch log. Repeat with second rectangle. Place in freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Remove from freezer and cut each log into 6 to 8 pieces. Sprinkle evenly with Italian seasoning (you can freeze them at this point if you want to bake them later).
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Serve with the remaining pizza sauce for dipping.

Source: adapted from Allrecipes 


If you’ve missed them, make sure to check out the rest of my College Football Bites: :)

Week One: Make Ahead Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket 

Week Two: Mini Beef and Cheese Empanadas       

Week Three: Buffalo Chicken Dip                           

Week Four: Loaded Baked Potato Dip