Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels

These delicious Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels are easy to make and packed full of delicious pizza flavor. Golden dough, sauce, and pepperoni, and cheese? What could be better?

Overhead shot of pepperoni pizza pinwheels

We love pizza in all forms, that includes appetizers. While nothing will ever be as great as a nice slice, serving up these delicious pizza pinwheels at parties is a close second. We bring these to any gathering we attend, and we’ll even cook up a batch when we’re having a movie night for a little extra fun. And because they’re so quick and easy, there’s never a wrong time to make them!

Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels

These pinwheels are loaded with everything we love about pizza. The crescent roll dough is cooked to golden brown perfection and is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It’s all wrapped around marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. They’re basically tiny pizzas, and they are absolutely delicious.

Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels Ingredients

It only takes a handful of ingredients to make these pinwheels. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.

  • Crescent roll sheets
  • Marinara sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni slices

**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.

Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels Instructions

Making this recipe is just as easy as shopping for the ingredients. A few simple steps are all it takes to make this.

Step 1: Prep

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, unroll the crescent roll dough sheet.

Step 2: Add Toppings

Spread the marinara sauce evenly over the dough. Then, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese and add the pepperoni.

Crescent roll dough topped with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni

Step 3: Make the Pinwheels

Roll the dough sheet up into a long log. Then, use a sharp knife to cut the log into ten 1-inch slices.

Crescent roll dough rolled up into tube and cut into pepperoni pizza pinwheels

Step 4: Bake

Place the pinwheels on the prepared baking sheet and bake them for 10 to 12 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Hint: Roll the dough up as tightly as possible so the pinwheels will stay together when you cut them.

Overhead shot of uncooked pepperoni pizza pinwheels


It takes almost no equipment at all to make these pinwheels.

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Spoon
Closeup shot of baked pepperoni pizza pinwheels on plate

Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels Tips

This recipe is so easy that we have almost no tips at all for it. You’d be hard-pressed to make a bad pinwheel with this recipe.

Roll the Dough Tightly – It’s important to roll up your dough as tightly as possible. This helps the pinwheels retain their shape after cutting them.

Don’t Sauce Too Heavily – The key to these pinwheels is to add an even layer of sauce that thoroughly covers the dough without drowning it. A thin, even layer will do.


Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels Storage

You can store leftover pinwheels in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 2 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

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Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels FAQ

If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.

Where do pinwheels come from?
Pinwheels were invented in England in the 10th century. They were eaten as snacks with tea.

How long are pinwheels good?
They’ll last for about 4 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

How do you reheat pinwheels?
Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then, bake at 375 degrees until heated through.

Overhead shot of pepperoni pizza pinwheels

Try These Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels Today

These pepperoni pizza pinwheels are so easy and so delicious, you really can try them today. With just a handful of ingredients, they come together quickly and bake up just as fast. Give this recipe a try, and we know you’ll be bringing it to every part and potluck you attend.


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Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels

These delicious Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels are easy to make and packed full of delicious pizza flavor. Golden dough, sauce, and pepperoni, and cheese? What could be better?
3.80 from 5 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 56kcal


  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Spoon


  • 1 package crescent roll sheet
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 10 pepperoni slices finely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough and spread the marinara sauce in an even layer over the top of the dough.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the sauce.
  • Add the pepperoni to the top of the cheese.
  • Roll the dough up into a long log, then use a sharp knife to cut the log into 10 1-inch slices.
  • Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the crescents for 10 to 12 minutes, until the dough is golden brown. Serve immediately.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

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