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Pizza Pinwheels for Back to School or A Busy Weeknight Dinner

These pizza pinwheels are as fun to make as they are to eat. Whether for a back to school lunch idea or a weeknight dinner, these pinwheel sandwiches are easy!

These fun pizza pinwheels will please even the pickiest of eaters. Pinwheel sandwiches

Kid-Approved Food: Pinwheel Recipes 

We are all about easy food here on Ruffles and Rain Boots. Kids and adults both love fun food, and pinwheel sandwiches, pinwheel appetizers, and basically, anything wrapped to look like a pinwheel qualifies!

In addition to these fun pizza pinwheels, we’ve also shared a family-favorite: ham and cheese pinwheels. They are so much fun to make and the kids love getting involved.

Easy back to school lunch ideas ham and cheese pinwheels

But we are making a fun way to serve pizza with these pepperoni pinwheels and cheese pizza pinwheels. How much fun are these?!

Gather your ingredients…

Pizza Pinwheels Simple Ingredients

Easy Pizza Pinwheels Ingredients

This is an easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy kind of recipe, friends. Get the kids in the kitchen and let them help with these fun pinwheel pizzas.

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature works best)
  • 4-5 ounces of mini pepperoni (it’s okay if you eat some…)
  • parsley

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How to Make Pizza Pinwheels

Note: you can bake them for a few minutes before rolling, just enough to melt the cheese slightly. If you do this, remove the flat pizzas, roll tightly in a clean dish towel, and leave until they cool a bit. Then slice and serve.

Yield: 8 servings

Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza Pinwheels

Don't miss out on these kid-approved pizza pinwheels for a fun lunch or dinner.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature works best)
  • 4-5 ounces of mini pepperoni (it’s okay if you eat some…)
  • parsley

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and pizza sauce together. Have a taste. It’s good.
  2. Spread a thin layer of the mixture over each tortilla.
  3. Sprinkle cheese, then parsley on each tortilla.
  4. Distribute mini pepperoni (or leave one just cheese) over the tortillas. Have a snack on one, two, or ten. :)
  5. Gently roll each tortilla, trying to get it pretty tightly rolled. Cut each tortilla roll into pieces about 1-2 inches wide.
  6. Serve lying down on their side (to see the fun pinwheel pattern) with a size of pizza sauce for dipping.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 944Total Fat: 69gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 2248mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 35g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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Are you a fan of pinwheel sandwiches or pinwheel appetizers? I am! They are so easy and fun to make – these pizza pinwheels are no exception!

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Dennis Fonseca

Thursday 24th of January 2019

This looks great and easy. What size tortillas did you use?

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Friday 25th of January 2019

Thanks, Dennis - we make them all the time and they are very easy. We use the soft taco size, so a normal-sized flour tortilla (not the big burrito ones) because they're for the kiddo (she's 7), but if you have a party, making them with the larger tortillas will work (they'll just need a bit more of the ingredients - likely double).

Hope that helps!

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