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Creamy Spinach Pinwheels Recipe

An insanely simple appetizer recipe that is sure to fly off of the plate! This easy Creamy Spinach Pinwheels Recipe is a winner!

An insanely simple appetizer recipe that is sure to fly off of the plate! This easy Creamy Spinach Pinwheels Recipe is a winner! | @AFewShortcuts #appetizer #recipes #holidays #gameday #spinach

I originally posted this recipe in September of 2010. I had been blogging for only one year and it had already changed the way I did things. It never ceases to amaze me how my decision to share recipes and money-saving tips to others led me down this path of owning my own small business! Crazy but true. It is all thanks to amazing recipes like these delicious Creamy Spinach Pinwheels.

An insanely simple appetizer recipe that is sure to fly off of the plate! This easy Creamy Spinach Pinwheels Recipe is a winner! | @AFewShortcuts #appetizer #recipes #holidays #gameday #spinach

This recipe originally came out of one of my old cookbooks. You know, those things we kept around long before Pinterest was even a thing. LOL, I used to make them with crescent rolls (which you can still totally do), but now we have upgraded to puff pastry dough and I love them that much more now.

These are, oh so, perfect for the holidays and terrific for game day! I love appetizers like this where you can throw them together in just minutes! Just bake them up and put them on a tray for a delicious, quick appetizer.

Creamy Spinach Pinwheels

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. In a bowl mix together the softened cream cheese, drained spinach, garlic, cheese, salt, and pepper.

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Take out your thawed puff pastry dough. There will be 2 sheets and you are going to use them both. Unfold it and spread ½ of the spinach mixture over the dough leaving ¼ inch around the edge.

An insanely simple appetizer recipe that is sure to fly off of the plate! This easy Creamy Spinach Pinwheels Recipe is a winner! | @AFewShortcuts #appetizer #recipes #holidays #gameday #spinach

Roll up your dough pinwheel style and slice into pieces about 3/4 of an inch thick. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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Do the same with the second piece of dough. This recipe makes 24-30 appetizers depending on size. Which is perfect for any party!

An insanely simple appetizer recipe that is sure to fly off of the plate! This easy Creamy Spinach Pinwheels Recipe is a winner! | @AFewShortcuts #appetizer #recipes #holidays #gameday #spinach

I can tell you that these are amazing.  My kids love them, my hubby devours them, and everyone asks for the recipe.  These would be the hit of the party at any event!

An insanely simple appetizer recipe that is sure to fly off of the plate! This easy Creamy Spinach Pinwheels Recipe is a winner! | @AFewShortcuts #appetizer #recipes #holidays #gameday #spinach

You can even make these with crescent roll dough, the instructions for that are included with the recipe below.

Creamy Spinach Pinwheels

An insanely simple appetizer recipe that is sure to fly off of the plate! This easy Creamy Spinach Pinwheels Recipe is a winner!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Puff Pastry Dough thawed
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 12 oz frozen spinach defrosted and drained
  • 1 tbsp. garlic minced
  • ¼ cup parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • In a bowl mix together the softened cream cheese, drained/defrosted spinach, garlic, cheese, salt, and pepper.
  • Unfold your thawed puff pastry dough. You are going to use both pieces in the package. 
  • Spread ½ of the spinach mixture over the dough leaving ¼ inch around the edge.
  • Roll the dough into pinwheels, and slice into pieces 3/4 inch thick.
  • Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Do the same with the second piece of dough.
  • Recipe makes 24-30 appetizers depending on size

Crescent Dough Directions

  • You could use crescent roll dough instead. Roll out the dough and press seams together. Spread the filling on the dough and roll up in the same way as listed above. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. ENJOY! 

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1798IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24 -30
Calories: 42kcal
Author: Amanda@AFewShortCuts.com
An insanely simple appetizer recipe that is sure to fly off of the plate! This easy Creamy Spinach Pinwheels Recipe is a winner! | @AFewShortcuts #appetizer #recipes #holidays #gameday #spinach

Check out my full list of Appetizer Recipes here

Originally published in September 2010, post updated December 2018.

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25 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These were really good however very salty! Did I do something wrong…now that is very likely! However, the high level of salt didnt stop me but did my husband! Yea…more for me!

  2. 5 stars
    I am actually making some right now.. I am wondering tho if the rest of the spinach n cream cheese n such can be put in the freezer for a later date.. Or should be use it all up now?

      1. 5 stars
        Amanda.. Thank you so much.. I thought I would have more left over but they were soo good that my husband requested for me to open up another Pillsbury crescent can and make more.. So I didn’t have to save any lol! They are soooooo DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!! OMGOSH!!!!! I am thinking this recipe can be turned into a dip as well.. minus the crescent rolls of course 80).

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I used an 8 oz portion of home made crescent roll dough and 10 oz of frozen spinach (since the recipe didn’t give ounces) and it was great!

  4. 5 stars
    These were sooo good. My husband actually made them so (they were easy hahah)….We served to guests at a xmas eve party. I do think next time i might explore with bleu cheese instead. I had sooo many blocks of creame cheese to use up, so I said why not, and was very surprised.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    These look really good. My daughter has made some like these before and we all loved them. Something you might try with leftover filling if not using all is to add it into a casserole or meat loaf if the flavors look like they will work. I have used extra filling for spinach mannicotti that way and it usually does not change the flavor and adds some protein and veggies into it.

  6. 5 stars
    Really great! But the 8oz cream cheese was enough for 2 batches of crescents.So saved the other half for another batch in a few days. Thanks for the recipe. Taking them as appetizer to 2 parties! Easy and taste great.

  7. 5 stars
    Can they be cut and frozen and baked at. Later date? I am not going to a party and think these would be a great breakfast with an egg.

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