Super Bowl Food: Pizza Pinwheels

What a great recipe! Leave it to Lori, most of her recipes are winners. I didn't change a thing; when I visit her I always come away with something awesome.
Your family is going to love this one, from the yogurt-based pizza dough to the pesto in the pinwheel. So many layers of flavor and if you dip them into some of your favorite pizza or 
marinara sauce, you've got one mouth-watering Super Bowl snack.

Pizza Pinwheels

From Lori at Recipe Girl

1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
pinch of salt
2/3 cup Fage Greek Yogurt (this is important, you need the thick yogurt)
3 tablespoons prepared pesto
3/4 cup chopped pepperoni
3/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (or mixed mozzarella & Parmesan), divided
pizza or smooth marinara sauce, warmed

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. Mix in the yogurt and continue to stir and mix until the ingredients (Use your hands!) are well-combined and forms a dough.  Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it a bit so the dough comes completely together. You may need to add more flour, but I found this amount to be just right. You want a non-sticky dough. Roll it out into a rectangle about 9x14-inches.

Spoon the pesto onto the rolled out dough and spread it evenly. Then sprinkle the chopped pepperoni and top with the cheese. 

Carefully roll up the dough into a log. Use a sharp knife to cut about 1/2-inch slices. You have to hold the sliced roll together while you transfer it to the prepared baking sheet and then shape them a little more into a round. Repeat with the remaining slices.
Bake 20 minutes, or until cooked through and lightly browned. Serve warm with sauce.


  1. Don't you love finding a recipe that's so perfect, you don't have to change a thing? This looks like the perfect Super Bowl warm-up!

  2. I don't need the Superbowl as an excuse to make these! They'd go like hotcakes at my house. :)

  3. Cute cute..want to make some for the boys one day:-)

  4. Great party food! Those pinwheels would not last long at my place...



  5. These pinwheels look so delicious! Perfect for movie night.

  6. I'm not much of a pizza dough maker but I may just turn the page because there is no yeast in this dough which is fine by me:) (although, I'm not really sure if most pizza doughs use yeast actually:)

    Lori does have a slew of interesting recipes. This sounds like a winner, Barbara even for someone, dare I say, who is not a huge pizza fan!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Barbara...

  7. I have to say, I never pay any attention to the game, but I love Super Bowl food! These look fabulous. Love the pesto.

  8. I think I know two Minxes who would enjoy these :)

  9. Absolutely scrumptious!
    Mary x

  10. These pinwheels are so cute, and delicious :D
    The stuffing is calling me!


  11. Hi Barbara,

    These do sound and look delicious - I often make some with bacon and cheese pinwheels which make great party food.
    happy weekend

  12. How fun! When is the Super Bowl?

  13. Hello my name is Francesca and I'm Italian. I discovered your blog by accident and I immediately liked, because there are so many interesting things. I have joined your followers. If you go too foul. Thank you. Francesca.

  14. I could see these being a HUGE hit at our superbowl party!!

  15. The Knight refused to turn around and buy the ingredients I'm lacking. He told me I could pick them up tomorrow after my brunch. I might... and I might not share the finished project with him either! ;)

  16. Dear Barbara, This is something I would love to snack on!! They look delicious! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  17. Oh gorgeous! But food shouldn't be allowed to take on gift form, it makes it all too real and hunger-inducing. Sports Bar

  18. These are sure to be a hit! We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa. I'd love it if you linked these to the party.

    Go team!

  19. Pizza pinwheels look not just tempting but so pretty! I am going to try these for my daughter...thanks for sharing :)

  20. i wouldn't have expected yogurt to be a key ingredient in these, but it's brilliant! very clever treat for the game.



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