A New Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

I wanted to try lots of new recipes for our Super Bowl party, but ended up with only two new ones. I’ve been experimenting with a new chili.  Unfortunately, I didn’t like the way it turned out. I’ll keep at it and let you know when it gets where I want it.

But I did try a new-to-me appetizer that turned out to be quite delicious. I found this recipe on Pillsbury’s website. It’s one of numerous ideas for using crescent rolls. Here’s the recipe. My notes follow.

Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels


  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup cooked real bacon pieces or 4 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough; separate into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12×4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
  3. Spread dressing over each rectangle to edges. Sprinkle each with bacon, Cheddar cheese and onions.
  4. Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices; place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.


  1. I made these ahead of time. I kept them in logs, wrapped in plastic wrap, in the refrigerator.
  2. When the time came, I took them out and cut them, and baked them. It took about 20 minutes before they were completely baked.
  3. The directions say to serve them warm. They were great warm but my husband ate some cold leftover pinwheels the next morning and pronounced them still good.
  4. Next time I make them I will put them on parchment paper or aluminum foil. Part of the pinwheels stuck to my cookie sheet and they were horrid to clean up.

I definitely give these pinwheels two thumbs up. Easy to make and very yummy.

I am linking this post to Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity who is the February host for Whip Up Something New meme.

As always on Saturday, my post is linked to Beth Fish ReadsWeekend Cooking.

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