hump day treat: pesto pinwheels

Fancy in appearance and scrum-diddly in taste, pesto pinwheels are my go-to appetizer when I’m trying to impress guests in a pinch. Hope you enjoy. And happy hump day!

Press seams of the crescent roll dough together.

Spread pesto onto dough. *Note: I lay the dough on a piece of plastic wrap during this process. Read on to see why.

Top dough with sun-dried tomatoes.

Then sprinkle with goat cheese or feta.

Roll dough into a log.

Wrap plastic wrap around dough log or place dough in a plastic bag. Dough may be refridgerated for a few days before baking. Or, if you’re in a hurry, simply place plastic-wrapped dough in the freezer for a few minutes. This will allow the dough to firm up, which makes it much easier to cut into.

Slice dough into medallions, approximately half an inch in width (totally up to your discretion).

Place medallions on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy! And try to share…if you can.

Ingredients

  • Crescent roll dough
  • Pesto – it can be basil pesto, it can be arugula pesto, whatever you like!
  • Fresh goat cheese or feta
  • Sun-dried tomatoes

Directions

Press seams of the crescent roll dough together.

Spread pesto onto dough. *Note: I lay the dough on a piece of plastic wrap during this process. Read on to see why.

Top dough with sun-dried tomatoes.

Then sprinkle with goat cheese or feta.

Roll dough into a log.

Wrap plastic wrap around dough log or place dough in a plastic bag. Dough may be refridgerated for a few days before baking. Or, if you’re in a hurry, simply place plastic-wrapped dough in the freezer for a few minutes. This will allow the dough to firm up, which makes it much easier to cut into.

Place medallions on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Related story: For another quick, easy and scrumptious app, check out my peach and prosciutto crostini recipe.

Comments

  1. Sounds delicious! I’m thinking about trying it out for a Christmas party!