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Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

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The kids are going to love this Pizza Pinwheels Recipe! These pepperoni pinwheels are fast and easy to make and have so much flavor, too! If you like pinwheel appetizers, you’re not going to want to miss out on this!

These fun game day appetizers are great for game day or can even be the main meal! Feel free to add your own pizza toppings as well and make them your own! This is such a fun and unique way to make pizza!

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You may also hear these called by another name – Mexican pinwheels. Either way, it’s the same simple recipe! Make certain to preheat oven, serve warm, and don’t forget your pizza sauce for dipping!

Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

Since this is a fairly simple recipe to make, it’s one that everyone in the family can jump in and help with. Have each person take a specific job and whip these up fast!

My boys love to eat this simple pizza recipe and have asked for this for years. I’m always happy to give it to them because I love it just as much as them! I also love that it doesn’t take a ton of work.

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What other toppings could you add to this simple pizza recipe?

There are so many great choices. Red peppers, bell peppers, black olives, and extra Italian seasoning, too! I like to pile in the cheese as well because…cheese is awesome.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Crescent Pizza Pinwheels Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal Planning isn’t hard but there are a few things to keep in mind. Planning ahead is part of the fun. As you can see from below, this is a great example of how easy it can be to meal plan for the day and week.

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Don’t forget Dessert: Mini Peppermint Bundt Cakes Recipe

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Best Pizza Recipes:

Once you make this Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels Recipe, you’re going to want more of that delicious pizza flavor! Don’t deny your cravings! I’ve gathered up some of the best pizza recipes that are going to be a true treat to your tastebuds.

This Yummy Pizza Dip Recipe is the perfect appetizer or starter to any meal.

Don’t miss this Chicken Ranch Pizza Recipe. I love this flavor!

Treat yourself to this delicious Taco Pizza.

This BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of my favorites!

Use this Pizza Dough Bread Machine recipe as the perfect base for homemade pizza!

I’m a huge fan of these Grilled Pizza Recipes!

Have fun eating this Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza! (this is the best dessert pizza!)

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How do you know when the tortilla pinwheel pizza dough is done baking?

The real clue is going to be when it turns golden brown on top. Also, keep your nose handy because you’ll smell it, too.

Be certain the baking sheet or line the pan with parchment paper so that they don’t stick.

More Crescent Roll Dough Recipes:

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Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

These Pizza Pinwheels are a winning dish!


  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 pkg of pepperoni slices
  • 1 large bag of shredded mozzarella equal to 4 cups
  • 2 egg yolks


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out crescent rolls, but pinch together the diagonal lines to create rectangles.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the cheese and egg yolks.
  4. Spread cheese mixture over the dough.
  5. Top cheese with pepperoni slices.
  6. Roll them into a log, starting from the short end.
  7. After you roll, slice them and place them on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 8 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 622mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 15g

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Tuesday 21st of May 2013

My little one would be all over these, but my older daughter (6) is so funny about new foods. She loves pizza though, so I bet I could get her to try these! I think it's great when you can make food fun and these look like they fit the bill.

Lori Alcorn

Monday 6th of May 2013

These would be great for my family when we are all watching a game or a movie I never thought about this idea its really cool


Thursday 3rd of January 2013

Great job! The pinwheels look amazing and easy to make! Thanks for sharing :)

Carol L

Friday 29th of June 2012

Thanks for this recipe Kelli. Looks like a great recipe the kids would enjoy helping with as well as eating. :) Carol L Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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