These easy pizza pinwheels on puff pastry are a simple yet delicious treat. They are great as snacks in front of the tv, as starters before a main course or even as finger food with cocktails. Basically always! Bring them at gatherings, everybody will love them. And you.
Puff pastry pinwheels are one of the easiest treats to make. Using store-bought puff pastry, of course. Making puff pastry from scratch is a hell of a job, and definitely not so beginner friendly. Luckily, packaged puff pastry is one of the most common items in almost every grocery store, and that’s a life saver.
Once you’ve got your hands on a package (or two) of puff pastry – turning it into delicious pizza puff pinwheels will be a simple and fun task. And pretty easy, too. The ingredient list is quite simple, and this easy recipe can also be a great one to make with kids.
Ingredients and substitutions
For detailed quantities please refer to the recipe card below. You can also click to convert from metric to US customary.
Unless you have a tomato sauce you love, I can recommend my personal best pizza sauce recipe! One batch of my sauce yields enough for 4 batches of pinwheels, so I would definitely recommend making my recipe if you’re catering for a larger party.
I have used a regular mozzarella ball that I have shredded, but you can obviously choose pre-grated mozzarella instead. If you grate/shred it yourself it may get a teeny bit messier, but whenever there’s melted cheese involved it’s okay it gets a little bit messy, right?
For gluten or dairy allergies make sure to choose a gluten-free puff pastry. As for the cheese, go for a plant-based alternative.
Pizza puff pinwheels step by step
- Unroll the puff pastry sheet and spread a thin layer of tomato sauce all over it. Spread the shredded mozzarella on top of the tomato sauce. Pre-grated mozzarella is drier and easier to spread all over. If you’re using fresh mozzarella like I did, you may want to gently flatten it before rolling up.
- Gently roll up the puff pastry, helping you with the parchment paper. Place in the fridge to set for 15 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
- Take out the chilled roll and gently remove the paper. Cut it up into 1 cm slices (about a half inch) and gently place each pinwheel on a baking tray lined with paper. Sprinkle some parmesan and oregano over each pinwheel.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C (390°F) for 20-25 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden and the cheese has browned nicely. Take out from the oven and sprinkle some more parmesan and oregano on the warm pinwheels.
How to serve and store the pizza pinwheels
These pizza pinwheels taste their absolute best fresh, when still slightly warm from the oven. That’s when the puff pastry is most fragrant and despite the filling it retains some crispiness around the edges. However, this is a great make-ahead food since you can also enjoy them cold! In fact, room temperature is to be preferred if serving them as finger food.
If making ahead, you can keep them on the tray at room temperature throughout the first day, so make them in the morning, leave them in the oven with the oven door slightly ajar, and take them out when it’s party time. After the first day they will need to be refrigerated and kept airtight. This may soften the crisp of the puff pastry, but will ensure their freshness. Consume within 4 days.
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Puff pastry pizza pinwheels
Easy pizza puff pinwheels with tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and oregano.
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 100 ml pizza sauce or tomato sauce of choice
- 125 g mozzarella shredded
- 1 tbsp parmesan grated
- 1/3 tsp oregano dried
Unroll the puff pastry sheet and spread a thin layer of tomato sauce all over it. Spread the shredded mozzarella on top of the tomato sauce. Gently flatten the cheese before rolling up.
Roll up the puff pastry, helping you with its parchment paper. Place in the fridge to set for 15 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
Take out the chilled roll and gently remove the paper. Cut it up into 1 cm slices (about a half inch) and carefully place each pinwheel on a baking tray lined with paper, leaving some space in between each piece. Sprinkle some parmesan and oregano over each pinwheel.
Bake at 200°C (390°F) for 20-25 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden and the cheese has browned nicely. Take out from the oven and sprinkle some more parmesan and oregano on the warm pinwheels.
Please notice that the nutritional information provided is made by an online calculator and meant to be regarded as a guideline only. Depending on the size of the puff pastry, you will get 12-14 pinwheels. A standard serving size as an appetizer is 3 pieces per person.