TODAY IS THE DAY.
We are kicking off March Madness for real, because let’s be honest, those Tuesday and Wednesday play-in games are just an added bonus. Are your brackets done? I think I am all locked in but it’s entirely likely I will be tinkering with some of them right up until noon. In just a few minutes, Andrew and I are headed off to our favorite sports bar for food, fun, friends and all the games but before I run, you have to try these pinwheels.
Let’s talk pinwheels for a moment, because you will be getting another pinwheel recipe tomorrow. These are without a doubt my favorite gameday or party snack because they are so easy. Not only that, but you can also make them ahead of time.
Pinwheels are basically delicious flavors wrapped up in a puffy dough, rolled, sliced into rounds and baked. The great thing about these is that you can keep them in their rolled up form in the freezer for up to 3 months. I always have a roll in my freezer for last minute snack attacks or unexpected company. That way all I have to do is slice, bake and serve and it looks like I planned ahead!
Pinwheels are also the perfect easy snack to make with those crescent rolls that you always buy when they go on sale and then never use!
PLUS, since it’s still the work week, I kept these even easier with only 3 ingredients. Crescent roll dough, sausage and cheese. Yep, you probably already have all these ingredients at home already. Which is perfect because you are going to want to make them tonight!
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Simple Sausage Pinwheels
- 1/4 pound sausage, cooked and crumbled
- 2 ounces (1/2 cup) mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 package crescent roll sheets
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.
Sprinkle half the cheese evenly over the dough and then add the sausage. Top with the rest of the cheese.
Carefully starting at one end, roll the dough 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 marinara or ranch on the side to dip is highly recommended!