Much like the sausage pinwheels, these pepperoni pizza pinwheels are one of my favorite snacks to make for any party. These have just a few ingredients, can be made way in advance and taste amazing.
Growing up, I was always amazed that no matter how last minute, my mom was always able to pull together an amazing meal or platter of snacks. Whether we invited friends over to hang out or neighbors dropped by to visit, she was always prepared. Once I moved out on my own, I yearned to be like that. Being the outgoing person I am, living alone was fun but got boring sometimes, so being able to be a good hostess was important to me! Knowing on those quiet weeknights, I could call a few friends over for last minute wine and snacks to watch the Bachelor, kept me sane.
It sounds dramatic but that’s really how all these pinwheel recipe came to be. Something I could throw together with cheap ingredients or keep in my freezer for those last minute plans. Something that an early 20-something could whip up in the 30 minutes after getting home from work an hour later than expected. Something that could pass as dinner when served with a log of goat cheese and tons of crackers. But most importantly, something delicious that paired well with yoga pants and cheap red wine from Trader Joe’s. (Though I must admit, I MAY still keep a bottle of La Finca Tempranillo in my wine rack at all times just for nostalgia’s sake.)
Over the years, I have played with countless combinations, but this pizza pinwheel recipe is one that has never changed. And all these years later, I still always keep a roll in my freezer. Even though the Tuesday wine nights are fewer and farther between, it’s nice to be prepared just in case!
Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels
- 1 package crescent roll sheets
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 ounces sliced pepperoni
On a large piece of plastic wrap, roll our your crescent roll sheet into a large rectangle. If you are using actual crescent rolls, carefully pinch the seams together slightly so you have one large piece.
Spread pizza sauce evenly over the dough in a thin layer, leaving about an inch of space at one end dry. Sprinkle half the cheese evenly over the dough and then add the pepperoni in an even layer. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top of the pepperoni.
Carefully starting at the sauced end, roll the dough towards the dry end, into a large log. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for about one hour.
Remove roll from freezer and preheat oven to 400* While oven is preheating, Carefully slice the log into 1/2 inch thick slices and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cheese is bubbly and dough is golden brown.
Serve immediately. Adding extra pizza sauce or ranch on the side to dip is highly recommended!