If you love pesto, you’re gonna fall head over heels for these pinwheels. I mean, who doesn’t love anything made from puff pastry? The light and flaky dough paired with sharp cheddar cheese and delicious pesto makes the perfect appetizer for your dairy Shavuous meal. You can even fill them with marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella to make pizza pinwheels, and serve a duo on the table.
The best part about making these is that you can prepare them in advance. Just freeze the puff pastry after you’ve rolled in the ingredients. When you’re ready to make them, just thaw, slice, bake and serve!
1 sheet puff pastry dough, thawed
1 egg, lightly beaten mixed with 1 tbsp water
2/3 cup pesto
1/3 cup cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry dough to form a large rectangle. Brush lightly with eggwash. Spread the pesto on the dough, leaving a 1″ border all around. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Starting from the short side of the rectangle, roll the puff pastry to form a log. Make sure the log is tightly sealed at the seam. Refrigerate for 1 hour (this will make it easier to slice). Brush with eggwash and using a sharp knife, cut into 1/2″ slices. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.
NOTE: You may prepare the pinwheels in advance and freeze the log. Just remove from the freezer when you are ready to use, thaw, slice and bake as above.
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7 thoughts on “Pesto Pinwheels”
These look soo good!
That looks soo good! I wish there was a healthier replacement for puff pastry!
There is Sharon! It’s filo dough. However, you wouldn’t be able to make pinwheels with it. You could try little bites or borekas instead (with the pesto and cheese inside). To keep it low fat, just use cooking spray between the layers instead of butter.
Do you have a pareve version of this?
For the pesto, you can use the following recipe and leave out the cheddar.
2 cups packed fresh basil
½ cup pine nuts
2 large garlic cloves
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2-2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
i made these there delish
Thanks Faigy! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!