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Baked Pimento Cheese Pinwheels

In this post I am sharing how to make Baked Pimento Cheese Pinwheels and you’re gonna love them!

Pimento cheese pinwheels, sometimes called roll ups, will become one of your go to party appetizers. It’s also a great way to use up leftover homemade pimento cheese (recipe).

Flaky puff pastry just adds to the delicious texture of these tangy appetizers. They’re incredibly delicious served at room temperature so feel free to bake them an hour or so before you need them.

Pimento Cheese Hors d Oeuvres

simple party food appetizers

It just so happened to be early in the morning on the day I was preparing this appetizer recipe to share with y’all. Can you guess what we ended up having for breakfast?

Pimento cheese is somewhat of a staple at our house so I had everything on hand to make this easy party appetizer.

Pimento Cheese Roll Ups

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Can pinwheels be made the day before? It depends on the type of pinwheels that you’re preparing. The baked pimento cheese pinwheels are best made the day of but can be prepared a few hours ahead of time.

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How Do You Make Baked Cheesy Pinwheels?

Spreading pimento cheese over Wewalka puff pastry

Preparing the baked pinwheels couldn’t be easier. Using refrigerated puff pastry makes the job easier. My preference is Jus-Rol, previously called Wewalka, puff pastry. Simply unroll the dough and spread on a layer of your classic pimento cheese.

Carefully roll up the puff pastry with the filling

The next step is to gently roll the pastry up with the filling. Give it a slight pinch when you get to the end to seal the seem to prevent it separating while baking.

Place pimento cheese pinwheels on a baking sheet

Cut the pinwheels into even slices. I like to begin in the center, then slice down the center of each half and continue on so that the slices are fairly even. You’ll want them to be about half an inch in thickness.

Finally, bake the pinwheels in a preheated oven until hot, bubbly and golden brown. 

Yield: 20 Appetizers

Pimento Cheese Pinwheel Appetizer

Awesome Pimento Cheese Baked Appetizers

Easy baked party appetizers made with classic pimento cheese and a puff pastry dough.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 13.2 oz Jus-Rol Puff Pastry Dough (previously named Wewalka)
  • 1.5 c Classic Pimento Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C)
  2. Unroll the puff pastry sheet on your work surface then spread on a layer of classic pimento cheese. Leave about an inch border around the perimeter of the dough.
  3. Next, carefully roll up the puff pastry sheet; pinch the end seem to secure.
  4. Slice into ½ inch slices and place on a lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake 20 minutes until hot and bubbly and the pastry is golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool before serving.


This baked appetizer can be made an hour or two before serving.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 Pinwheels

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
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Sunday 26th of January 2020

Our friends always go crazy over pinwheels, so I can't wait to make them a batch of these!

Nikki Lee

Saturday 25th of January 2020

Such a simple and easy appetizer or snack! Although I could make a meal out of them they are so delicious!

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