Bacon, Herb & Cheese Pinwheels

I am always a sucker for appetizers. If asked to choose what I could live on for the rest of my life, I think miniature or appetizer foods would top the list. There is just something about being able to have something incredibly delicious whose entire contents can fit inside your mouth in one bite. So, for some simply delicious appetizers, you can’t go wrong with pastry dough and bacon. Or in our other case, pesto. Just the smell of these baking would make anyone’s tummy start to growl. Again, we made 2 versions of these appetizers. The first one, called the crowd hit, is the Bacon Herb & Cheese version and the second version is also quite delicious – Pesto and Parmesan Pinwheels. These are super easy appetizers. So, if you are on the run and need something quick for a dinner party, these guys are the perfect choice. Guaranteed to please even the pickiest of eaters. :)

Bacon, Herb & Cheese Pinwheels


  • 3 tablespoons herbed cheese spread (or enough to evenly coat pastry dough)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons, cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 package frozen puffed pastry sheets, thawed (other half can be used for Pesto version or double this recipe for more!)

Parmesan & Pesto Pinwheels

  • 2 -3 tablespoons fresh pesto (or enough to evenly coat pastry dough)
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1/2 package frozen puffed pastry sheets, thawed (other half can be used for Herbed Cheese version or double this recipe for more!)


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Unwrap the puff pastry, spread herbed cheese cheese and sprinkle with bacon.  (Pesto version – spread pesto only)
  3. Roll up into a log, then cut at 1″ and place each one on its side on cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle the top with bacon bits. (Pesto version – sprinkle top with parmesan)
  5. Cook 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

6 Responses to “Bacon, Herb & Cheese Pinwheels”

  1. Dear Lord–look at those! What gorgeous little bites!

  2. I saw Ina Garten make something similar to these once, and they looked delicious! Bonus that it’s easy, too!

  3. naomi says:

    OMG too funny, I love appetizers as much as you do. These look great!

  4. Diana says:

    These are great. I served them on top of the roasted pumpkin seeds. It was a great combination, especially this time of year.

  5. joanne says:

    I love appetizers because it means I get to eat a lot of different bites of a lot of different things. The stuffing for these sounds delicious! Can’t go wrong with bacon and cheese. That’s for sure.

  6. Eliana says:

    What’s not to like about cheese, bacon and puff pastry? These look amazing!