Rumor has it that spring is supposed to show up sometime soon. I mean you wouldn’t guess it by looking outside right now, but once it does warm up, and the sun comes out for more than 20-30 minutes at a time, there’s going to be some entertaining going on. There’s been a bit of a lull between the holidays and now, but we have so many things going on in the upcoming months, that I want to have some fun, easy, delicious food options that don’t require cooking an entire meal. I have a few things that I always have, but some of that’s getting a little over done. You know time to switch it up a little.
Believe it or not, I’ve never cooked with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry before. I was always intimidated and I’m not even sure why, but when I was searching for new appetizer ideas, I saw so many things that looked amazing using Puff Pastry so I figured I’d give it a try. I picked up a couple of boxes and tried some Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels out on my family and let me tell you – super easy for me and devoured by them. What I love about this particular recipe, is that while it’s technically an appetizer, it’s hearty enough that people could totally have a couple and consider it dinner which is perfect for those times that maybe someone is coming by right after work and hasn’t had an actual meal yet.
Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheel Appetizers
Makes 20 Pinwheels
(1) box of Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry
(1) jar pizza sauce
(2) cups shredded Italian cheese
(1) Package Sliced Pepperoni
Let the Puff Pastry thaw per instructions on box (about 40 minutes at room temp). While thawing heat oven to 400 degrees. Once thawed, open up the Puff Pastry Sheets onto a lightly floured piece of parchment paper.
Spread pizza sauce on Puff Pastry Sheets and top with 1.5 cups shredded cheese. Cover cheese with pepperoni slices and sprinkle Italian seasoning on top.
Roll everything up and slice into 10 pieces. Repeat all steps with second Puff Pastry Sheets.
Place slices on lightly greased baking pan and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
What’s your favorite appetizer to serve when entertaining? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading! For inspiration or to find more Puff Pastry recipes for Easter or any other upcoming celebrations, be sure to visit the Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry website!