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Easy Pesto Pinwheels


Easy Pesto Pinwheels

Easy Pesto Pinwheels

Pesto Pinwheels Image © Diana Rattray
This appetizer is as easy as 1-2-3, since it only has 3 ingredients! This is a great little appetizer to make up at the last minute. These are great with warmed marinara or pizza sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 can (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent dough sheet or crescent rolls
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Heat oven to 375°. Spray a large baking sheet with baking spray or line with parchment paper.

Unroll the dough sheet on a sheet of wax paper or, if using crescent rolls, unroll dough and separate into 1 large rectangle, pressing perforations together to seal.

Spread a thin layer of pesto over the dough to within 1/4-inch of edges. Sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese. Starting with the longest side, roll up, pinching the long seam to seal.

Using a sharp knife, cut into about 20 slices; arrange, cut side down, on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until nicely browned. Serve warm with hot marinara, if desired.

Makes about 20 pinwheels.

More Appetizer Made With Crescent Rolls

Clam Bites
Ham and Cheddar Bundles
Easy Ham Roll-Ups
Southwestern Crescent Snacks

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