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Party Pesto Pinwheels

I took a couple of my favorite recipes and combined them into these delicious hors d'oeuvres. The colorful and impressive snacks come together easily with refrigerated crescent roll dough, prepared pesto sauce and a jar of roasted red peppers. —Kathleen Farrell, Rochester, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    20 pinwheels

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 Facts
1 pinwheel: 76 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Mary
    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.

  • justmbeth
    Jun 11, 2018

    Good and easy to assemble for a quick snack. Do watch the cooking time as mine overcooked a bit.

  • eversbeaver
    Aug 7, 2014

    Very flavorful. I used homemade pesto and once used low fat crescent rolls, great either way!

  • Curlyhairmom
    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.

  • BtownMom
    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.

  • taylor
    Jan 2, 2011

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  • ohtoobeetall
    Dec 31, 2010

    One of my favorite appetizer recipes to share with friends! I'm making it tonight for a New Year's party. :-)

  • amyzimmerman
    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!

  • smk_3
    May 2, 2008

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  • GStaelens
    Jan 8, 2008

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