These tasty pizzas take less than 15 minutes to make and are perfect for game day (or any day)!
Pizza is a go-to meal in our house. Whether it’s a busy night, quick lunch or just because we love a good pizza! But sometimes that pizza craving strikes and I don’t have the time (or the ingredients) to make a full pizza. That’s where the idea for these pizza pinwheels were born. The upcoming March Madness tournament had a little something to do with it too.
We are pretty big basketball fans here. I played basketball since I was old enough to walk, my husband played growing up and my boys love it too (so much so the only thing that would calm my youngest down when he was a newborn was watching NBA games). In anticipation for the tournament I wanted to make a few new snacks to enjoy with friends and family. I don’t want to miss any of the action so something quick and easy was a must.
I got the inspiration for these pinwheels from little smokies in blanket. You know, those tasty little hot dogs wrapped up in a crispy, crescent crust. These are the same idea but with cheese and pepperoni. Instead of using individual crescent rolls I used a rolling pin to make one big piece of dough out of the whole tube, roll up the toppings into one delicious roll then cut into tasty, round morsels of ooey-gooey goodness. The easiest way to cut the pinwheels is to use dental floss instead of a knife; it helps keep the pinwheels a perfect round shape.
- 1 can crescent rolls
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup pepperoni
- pizza sauce for dipping
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Open crescent rolls and keep dough together.
- Using a rolling pin, roll dough flat and smooth seams together.
- Sprinkle cheese and cover dough completely.
- Top with pepperoni.
- Roll dough up horizontally (the long way) and press together at the end to seal roll.
- Use floss to cut pinwheel shapes about 1/2" thick.
- Place pinwheels on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until dough is golden brown.
- Serve with pizza sauce (or ranch) as dipping sauce.
Are you a big fan of March Madness? For more game day appetizers check out these recipes: