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Smoked Gouda & Roast Beef Pinwheels

Our local deli makes terrific roast beef sandwiches. This pinwheel appetizer re-creates the taste. My family says the pinwheels have so many flavors for such a little treat. —Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 3/4 pound sliced deli roast beef, finely chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 package (6-1/2 ounces) garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients until blended. On a lightly floured surface, unroll 1 tube of crescent dough into 1 long rectangle; press perforations to seal.
  • Spread half the roast beef mixture over dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Using a serrated knife, cut roll crosswise into twenty-four 1/2-inch slices. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, cut side down. Repeat with remaining crescent dough and roast beef mixture.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 71 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Maureen
    Dec 29, 2017

    Delicious. Will serve New Years Eve

  • curlylis85
    Mar 20, 2016

    These were a huge hit at my sister's baby shower! They look so fancy and really aren't hard to make at all.

  • ejshellabarger
    Mar 17, 2016

    A keeper!

  • toolbarsco
    Feb 10, 2016

    Super Bowl crowd loved these! They are very yummy but quite rich. Easy to make except for cutting the pinwheels from the "logs" (rolled up pastry). I ended up putting the logs in the freezer to facilitate cutting.

  • scrambledwithcheese
    Jan 24, 2016

    These were excellent. I think you could use any kind of deli meat- ham would probably be what I use next time. I think you could even use roasted veggies to make it vegetarian. Also, I'd love to try adding red pepper flakes & garlic powder. I would definitely make these again. Unique appetizer and so easy to make!