Tasty Pizza Crescent Pinwheels

January 5, 2016

With it finally being winter, I tend not to want to leave the house when it’s snowing or if I’ve heard the roads are bad. We live about 7 miles outside of Petoskey out East Mitchell past Bill’s Farm Market and in the winter the roads can be icy and trecherous, to put it nicely. I drive the kids too and from school Monday through Friday so if I can get out of driving because of the weather, I am all for it.

Family game night is a big deal in our house. The kids are old enough to play basic games and we have a great time taking turns choosing which game to play next. I just introduced them to Tenzi a few weeks ago. Have you played Tenzi yet? It’s fast and fun and even younger kids can get the hand of it pretty quick! Grandpa Shorter’s keeps Tenzi in stock year round. They are as fun to give as to get!

Tasty Pizza Crescent Roll Pinwheels

On nights we play games as a family. I make up snacks and try to do quick and easy dinners. I put together these crescent pinwheel pizzas this past weekend and they were a hit with my husband and the kids. My family loves anything with crescent rolls so it was a win-win and i always have them on hand. I even ate a couple of the pizza pinwheels and now need to work them off!

We always have crescent rolls on hand to have as a dinner side, but I also love to experiment with them and they are so versatile! These pinwheels are yummy and cheesy with extra pepperoni but you could easily make them meatless or even with some pesto to mix it up. Yum!

Crescent Pizza Pinwheel Ingredients –

1/4 C. pizza sauce, any brand
1/2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese (more if you like a lot of cheese)
1 package of crescent rolls
6 ct. muffin tin

Directions –

#1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
#2. Open the package of crescent rolls and unroll without separating the crescents. *You can also purchase the sheets however my local store did not not carry them and these worked just the same.
#3. Spread the pizza sauce onto the crescent sheet.
#4. Top with shredded cheese
#5. Top with pepperoni
#6. Gently start at one end of the crescent sheet and roll it up. Use a sharp knife to slice the pinwheels – about 1″ thick and place one in each muffin tin.
#7. Repeat with all the slices – I got about 6 out of 1 package of crescent rolls.
#8. Bake 13-14 minutes, until gold brown and the crescents are cooked through.
#9. Remove the pinwheels from the oven and let cool a few minutes.
#10. Serve with extra pizza sauce or ranch for dipping.

*Makes 6 pinwheels

Pizza Pinwheels and Family game night
Avatar for Jill Schultz