Party Pesto Pinwheels
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1/3 cup prepared pesto sauce
- 1/4 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup pizza sauce, warmed
- Unroll crescent dough into two long rectangles; seal seams and perforations. Spread each with pesto; sprinkle with red peppers and cheese.
- Roll each up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. With a sharp knife, cut each roll into 10 slices. Place cut side down 2 in. apart on two ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 400° until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Serve warm with pizza sauce.
Nutrition Facts1 pinwheel: 76 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Jul 16, 2019
Very good taste and easy to prepare. I would recommend making sure the pesto is not too oily. Also, this is just personal taste, but these produce fairly large pieces and I prefer to serve smaller hors d'oeurves. I cut the dough into the two rectangles as directed, but then cut each rectangle in half crosswise, so essentially rolled four squares. Cut the baking time to 6-7 minutes and they turned out great.
Jun 11, 2018
Good and easy to assemble for a quick snack. Do watch the cooking time as mine overcooked a bit.
Aug 7, 2014
Very flavorful. I used homemade pesto and once used low fat crescent rolls, great either way!
Dec 6, 2011
These are great. I served them last Christmas and didn't have any leftover. I didn't even serve them with the pizza sauce.
May 24, 2011
I just made this tonight and neither my husband nor my 9 year old really cared for it. I personally thought they were okay but it wasn't something I would make again or if I had them at a dinner party it wasn't something I would ask the host for the recipe for.
Dec 31, 2010
One of my favorite appetizer recipes to share with friends! I'm making it tonight for a New Year's party. :-)
Dec 29, 2009
We made these for a family Christmas gathering and everyone loved them. I didn't have the roasted red peppers, so I substituted fresh red pepper that I sauted before adding to the filling mexture!