Crescent Roll Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza pinwheels crescent snack on plate

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 20 servings

These little appetizer rolls are easily prepared with crescent roll dough, pepperoni, and cheese, along with other finely chopped additions. Serve them with marinara or prepared pizza sauce for dipping. See the tips and variations for a 10 minute, homemade marinara sauce recipe.

These pinwheels are excellent for tasty T.V. or game days snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounces) can crescent roll dough
  • 1/2 cup/2 ounces pepperoni (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mushrooms (or bell pepper, finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup marinara or pizza sauce (for dipping)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Unroll dough and separate into 4 rectangles. Press perforations together.

  3. Evenly sprinkle pepperoni over the rectangles, then the mushrooms or bell pepper, onion (if using), and shredded cheese.

  4. Roll a rectangle up tightly, starting with the short end.

  5. Slice the roll into 5 to 6 even slices and place on the baking sheet, leaving a few inches between them. Repeat with the remaining rolls.

  6. Bake for about 14 to 18 minutes, until nicely browned.

  7. Serve with warmed marinara or pizza sauce and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the mushrooms or finely chopped bell pepper with finely chopped ripe olives.

Tips

Quick Marinara Sauce: Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 3 cloves of minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add 3 tablespoons of tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute longer. Add one 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes and 2 teaspoons of dried leaf basil or 2 to 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil. Simmer for 8 minutes.