Pizza Pinwheels

Who doesn’t love pizza especially if made in bite size shapes. These Pizza Pinwheels are nothing more than homemade buttery dough filled with pizza toppings, rolled into small treats and served hot is simply hard to resist.

These pizza pinwheels make a great appetizer for any family gathering or party. Whenever I want to make pinwheels from scratch this is the dough recipe I like to work with. But if in a hurry you can use store-bought puff pastry, pizza or crescent roll dough.

For extra flavor I suggest you to try this homemade tomato pizza sauce to spread over the dough. It is very flavorful and makes the pinwheels even more irresistible.

Serve these pinwheels right after baking to enjoy the great texture of the buttery dough with melted cheese and hot pepperoni. Use your favorite dip and enjoy.

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Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza Pinwheels

5 from 1 vote
Who doesn’t love pizza especially if made in bite size shapes. Homemade buttery dough filled with pizza toppings, rolled into small treats, and served hot is simply hard to resist.
Servings 32 servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins



  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
  • 7 oz (200g) butter , chilled
  • 10g fresh yeast (1 tsp active dry yeast)
  • 1/4 cup (55 ml) milk
  • 2 eggs , beaten


  • Tomato Pizza Sauce
  • 1 cup (100g) Mozzarella cheese , grated
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Parmesan cheese
  • 3 oz (80g) Pepperoni slices

For brushing

  • 1 small egg , beaten


  • fresh basil leaves


  • Dissolve the fresh yeast in the milk. In a large bowl whisk flour and salt. Add butter and using a fork or a pastry cutter cut the butter until the pieces are no bigger than peas.
  • Add  dissolved yeast and eggs over the flour mixture. Knead until all flour is incorporated.
  • Cover with plastic and refrigerate for about 1-2 hours to let the yeast develop.
  • Meanwhile prepare the tomato pizza sauce. Recipe here .
  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  • On a floured surface divide dough into two pieces. Roll each piece into a 15×10 inch (40x25cm) rectangular.
  • Spread tomato pizza sauce, half of Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and pepperoni slices on each piece of dough.
  • Roll the dough and cut 1 inch (2.5 cm) slices.
  • Place the rolls on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Brush with beaten egg.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  • Serve with tomato pizza sauce and fresh basil leaves.



Serving: 1gCalories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 10.3gProtein: 4gFat: 7.6gSaturated Fat: 4.3gCholesterol: 29mgSugar: 1g
Calories: 125kcal
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, pepperoni pinwheels, pinwheels, pinwheels from scratch, pizza appetizer, pizza pinwheels

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  1. Caro Author says:

    Hi 🙂
    I made the pizza pinwheels for my birthday party last week and all my friends told me how awesome and delicious they were!
    I just wanted to thank you for the recipe 🙂

  2. Andreea Author says:

    It`s the 3rd time when I bake these delicious pizza pinwheels and my husband and I still cannot get enough of them. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  3. Arshima Author says:

    Hi! Can these be frozen after they’re made?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Arshima.

      Sure, these can be frozen.

  4. Anisa Author says:

    Hi! Should the milk be warm/room temp/cold?
    The recipe looks fab, can’t wait to try it with the kids 🙂

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