Pizza puff pinwheels

When I was a young girl, I used to play with Pinwheels made of folded palm leaves. That memory is so tinged with nostalgia. My cousins and I used to run into the wind so the Pinwheels could spin and we laughed with joy. Another kind of Pinwheels are the fireworks that mark celebrations. Pinwheels are always associated with happiness. So, I baked some at home to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

My Pinwheels are made out of puff pastry. These have a touch of pizza flavours by adding savoury sauces and toppings inside the rolls.

Puff pinwheelsI used Parsley pesto, black olive Tapenade, Mozzarella cheese and tomato paste. Tapenade is a paste made with Greek Kalamata olives, garlic,vinegar and salt. I used it from a store bought jar but I plan on making it at home after this jar is emptied. I made my parsley pesto by grinding curly parsley leaves with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, almond, Parmesan, salt and pepper.

Pizza puff pinwheelThese Pinwheels have the flakiness of the puffs and the flavours of a pizza, making them remarkably tasty. I took a quarter part of my puff pastry I made here ,to make these rolls.


  • Puff pastry dough as needed
  • flour to dust


  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp black olive tapenade
  • 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  1. Thaw puff pastry in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Roll into a rectangle dusting with flour.
  3. Use a flour dusted parchment paper under dough as a template.
  4. Trim edges if needed and spread the filling.
  5. Spread a large stripes of pesto, followed by olive tapenade, mozzarella cheese and tomato paste.
  6. Repeat until the end of the puff pastry dough.
  7. Start rolling the pastry from the green pesto side rolling into the other fillings.
  8. Roll it without the filling oozing out.
  9. Place the pasty roll in the refrigerator to chill.
  10. Remove pastry after 20 minutes and cut them into circles.
  11. Preheat the oven to 400Β° F.
  12. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  13. Place the circles cut side down on parchment paper and bake for 15-17 minutes.
  14. Remove from oven when they are golden brown and transfer to a rack to cool.

PIN WHEELRoll the pastry starting with the green filling and roll into the other colours. This helps the cut pieces to have all colours in each wheel. It yields 16 pieces. Cut the rolled log in half and divide each half into 8 parts. Gently ease the roll into circles and place on trays to bake.

Pinwheel puff Arrange pinwheels with enough space between them on a baking tray. When butter in the dough melts, it creates air pockets in between layers of the pastry and needs room to expand. On baking, these puffs crisp up and retain a delicate crunch. Store them in air tight containers if you have any leftover.

Snack on Pizza pinwheels These savoury puffs make excellent tea-time snacks. It can be served as an appetizer or at kid’s parties. Enjoy!

I would like to share this with the party goers at Fiesta Friday# 66.


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26 Responses to Pizza puff pinwheels

  1. Jhuls says:

    Puff pastry and pizza in a pinwheel? These sound really creative and so good. Happy FF and have a lovely weekend! xx

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  2. coconutcraze says:

    It makes a lovely marriage of flavours. I am planning an outing this weekend to have some fun time. Thanks a lot! Enjoy your weekend, Jhuls!


  3. Cecilia says:

    I love puff pastry, and your recipe sounds totally awesome. I have to try it. Hope it will come out as well as yours πŸ™‚ Thank you!


    • coconutcraze says:

      It may look like I spent hours to make it but it is a very easy recipe. Spread the dough, fill, roll and bake. It is as easy as assembling a sandwich. If you use store bought puff pastry I am sure it will turn out good! Thank you, Cecilia!


  4. Oh YUM!!! Thank you for sharing with Friday Favorites, we love having you join us πŸ™‚

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  5. Oh wow pinwheels looks fabulous…
    Scrumptious filling….

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  6. Oh my these look delicious! I love using puff pastry. This recipe will make a great appetizer!

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  7. Loved your nostalgic pinwheel memories! The pinwheel pizza looks yummo!

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  8. Seena Koshy says:

    innovative pin wheels which is so healthy..

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  9. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you, Seena! I wouldn’t really call them healthy because I know how much butter is hiding in between those layers. Once in a while, would be the best way to enjoy these.


  10. This looks like something I can make for a picnic! Very creative recipe and i just love that presentation πŸ™‚

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  11. Brilliant! I have always loved cinnamon pinwheels, and I LOVE pizza (too long in Italy!), and this marriage of the two is so inventive but so obviously amazing it’s a wonder we’ve not all been doing it forever! πŸ™‚ These would be perfect finger food at a party or for a picnic, I will totally be making these lots this summer (and reluctantly telling people the recipe is yours, lol! I will, I promise!). Thank you so much for sharing on Fiesta Friday!

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    • coconutcraze says:

      It is so nice of you to say such wonderful thing about this recipe. I would not take all the credit for making these pinwheels. I was inspired by many others on Pinterest but added my own touch with the filling. Thank you for your visit, Anna! You have an amazing blog and lovely posts!


  12. skd says:

    Very interesting dish..

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  13. Lili says:

    These look really tasty and interesting!! And lovely puff pastry… Yum! Love the idea! Thanks for sharing Sridevi! πŸ™‚

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  14. I love these little appetizers and make them with all kinds of ingredients. Thanks for sharing a new version for me… πŸ™‚


  15. coconutcraze says:

    You are welcome! Please do try these!


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