Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

 In Recipes

Subscribe

Get all our recipes sent to you for FREE!
Email address
First Name

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels are a great, easy appetizer that are sure to be a crowd favorite at your holiday parties.

 
Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

I love these easy ham and cheese pastry pinwheels because not only are they absolutely delicious, they are also a guaranteed crowd pleaser at any party they’re served at. In fact, they are so loved that my kids now even ask for them for lunch regularly. And I happily oblige because they take mere minutes to make and that crisp, golden pastry filled with ham, melted cheese and spices is just too good to resist.

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

How do you make pastry pinwheels?

Lay a sheet of thawed puff pastry onto a chopping board. Add slices of smoked ham/deli meat followed by grated cheese (cheddar or gruyere work well). Add spices and season to taste then roll up tightly. Slice into 12 even slices and place into a muffin tray lined with parchment paper. Bake until golden brown and cooked through.

Can you freeze puff pastry pinwheels?

Yes, you can. Prepare the pinwheels all the way up to baking. Place them in a single layer in a freezer-safe container then freeze until solid. Once frozen they can be transferred to a freezer bag and frozen for up to a month. Bake straight from frozen.

5 from 2 votes
Ham and cheese pastry wheels
Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels are a great, easy appetizer that are sure to be a crowd favorite at your holiday parties. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, pastry pinwheels, Puff pastry
Servings: 12
Calories: 243 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 400 g puff pastry roll thawed
  • 100 g sliced ham
  • 100 g cheddar cheese grated
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg beaten
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF. Place parchment disks into the bottoms of a 12-hole muffin tray. 

  2. Place the puff pastry sheet on a chopping board then layer on the ham and grated cheese. Season with spices, salt and pepper. 

  3. Roll into a tight roll and slice into 12 even pieces. Place the pinwheels into the prepared muffin tray and place into the oven. 

  4. Allow to bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. 

  5. Remove from the oven, gently lift from the muffin tray and serve. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Potassium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cranberry and brie puff pastry wreath

Cranberry and brie puff pastry wreath

Pigs in a blanket wreath with maple-mustard dipping sauce

Pigs in a blanket wreath with maple-mustard dipping sauce

Previous Post
Next Post
Recent Posts
Showing 2 comments
  • Monique-Marie
    Reply

    I will absolutely make these ham and cheese pastry pinwheels since I am going home for Christmas. It will be perfect for brunch on Christmas day, with Swiss cheese and coffee! My family is French, so right up our alley. Thanks

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe

Get all our recipes sent to you for FREE!
Email address
First Name
Grapefruit gin spritzCreamy mushroom pasta bake