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PIZZA PINWHEELS

Pizza Pinwheels are made from a soft, homemade dough with delicious toppings inside and melted cheese on top, they are an amazing weeknight meal or favorite appetizer!

Pizza Pinwheels are my favorite quick weeknight dinner to whip up. They are so easy to make, they are much better than cheap frozen pizzas and I get absolutely no complaints from the kids about what is for dinner! They are always a win!

PIZZA PINWHEELS RECIPE INGREDIENTS:

1 cup warm water
1 TBSP yeast
1 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP oil
1 tsp salt
2 1/2- 3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups pizza sauce or traditional marinara sauce
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups total pizza toppings- sliced olives, and pineapple tidbits, etc.

HOW TO MAKE PIZZA PINWHEELS APPETIZER:

Making these pizza pinwheels is easy!

PROOF THE DOUGH
Combine warm water, yeast and sugar in a mixing bowl and let sit for abou

t 3-4 minutes, until yeast is bubbling up.

MIX THE DOUGH
Add in oil, salt and flour. Start with 2 1/2 cups of flour, then add more until the dough cleans the sides of the mixing bowl. (I use a mixer for this part as it makes it just so much easier!) Continue mixing for an additional 3-4 minutes.

LET THE DOUGH RISE
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place for 15 minutes. In cold weather, I like to turn my oven on for about 3 or 4 minutes, then turn it off and let my dough rest in the oven.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

ROLL THE PINWHEELS
Spray counter top with non-stick cooking spray and roll dough out into a large rectangle about 1/4″ thick. Top with Ragu® Pasta Sauce and spread to coat dough. sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese. Add pizza toppings- I did a section of dough for pepperoni pinwheels, another section with just cheese and a third with pineapple. Top with another 1 cup of cheese.

Starting with one of the long sides of the rectangle, roll dough up tightly, pinching the seams to close at the end. Use a sharp, thin knife to cut 1 1/2″ sections of dough from the large roll. This will result in about 15 pinwheels.

BAKE FOR 12-14 MINUTES
Set pinwheels on a large greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Return to oven for an additional 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted and rolls are just beginning to turn golden brown.

Serve hot with additional pizza sauce on the side, for dipping!

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Adapted from butterwithasideofbread.com

About the author

Pixie Deacon

Hi, my name is Pixie. I am a true blue Southern girl, cookbook author, entrepreneur, self-taught food photographer and lover of chocolate.

I love to cook, bake, entertain and create new recipes. I am blessed to have come from a long line of fantastic Southern cooks. It’s a pleasure to be able to share all my wonderful family recipes that have been passed down from generations and recipes that I have developed over the years along with my passion for entertaining and Southern culture.
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