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22 Holiday Pinwheel Recipes to Make Holiday Cooking Easier

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Kristina ByasGuest Blogger
November 15, 2016 · 9.9k Views

The holidays aren't too far away, which means it's time to start preparing for the parties, gift exchanges and meals you will be having with friends, family and coworkers.  If you're on the people who is always hosting the party or lies to bring a dish to share with the group, or just like to feed people when they come into town, you have probably gone through several recipes over the years. Should you be interested in mixing things up a bit this year and trying new recipes, pinwheels are always a fun, festive treat.

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22 Holiday Pinwheel Recipes to Make Holiday Cooking Easier

1. Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels

cranberry feta pinwheels

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Cranberry is a very festive holiday flavor that people enjoy. While most people are prepared to dig into some cranberry sauce around Thanksgiving, this year they can indulge in few cranberry feta pinwheels.

Recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything


2. Bacon Cream Cheese Pinwheels

bacon cream cheese pinwheels

Source: Taste of Home

The combination of bacon and cream cheese will make a lot of people's mouths water. This pinwheel can satisfy any cravings you are having for something salty and sweet.

Recipe from Taste of Home


3. Baked Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

baked ham and cheese rollups

Source: High Heels and Grills

Ham and cheese sandwiches are always great. But when it's the holidays and you want to make this dish a bit more exciting, making ham and cheese pinwheels is the way to go.

Recipe from High Heels and Grills


4. Spinach & Artichoke Puff Pastry Pinwheels

spinach and artichoke puff pastry pinwheels

Source: Real Housemoms

If you've had spinach artichoke dip, then you'll love artichoke spinach pinwheels. There's artichokes, spinach and everyone's favorite, cheese. They may not be ideal for a meal, but many would be pleased to enjoy them as a snack or appetizer.

Recipe from Real Housemoms


5. Apple Bacon Pinwheels

apple bacon pinwheels

Source: Recipe from Taste and Tell

Some people like their desserts and appetizers sweet and some like them salty, but it is definitely possible to want both simultaneously. Apple bacon pinwheels are another solution to your craving if you are looking for that sweet and salty mix.

Recipe from Taste and Tell


6. Cinnamon-Pecan Pinwheels

caramel pecan pinwheels

Source: Pillsbury

A lot of people love to snack on nuts around the holidays. Mix it in with that sweet cinnamon flavor and they are even better. If you haven't gotten your fix of cinnamon or nuts this holiday season, then you might want to whip up some cinnamon-pecan pinwheels.

Recipe from Pillsbury


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7. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels

sun-dried tomato and basil pinwheels

Source: Minimalist Baker

If you and your family love tomatoes, this is another recipe you can test out this holiday season. It is the perfect combination for those looking to enjoy something creamy, savory and fun.

Recipe from Minmalist Baker


8. Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

turkey cranberry pinwheels

Source: DealsPlus

A DealsPlus original recipe! Amanda from The Wholesome Dish whipped up this festive holiday recipe for us, and it's been a hit with our readers. All you need is 5 simple ingredients, and you'll have a holiday treat that will be a huge hit with your friends and family.

Recipe from DealsPlus


9. Beef and Provolone Pinwheels

beef and provolone pinwheels

Source: Betty Crocker

Some people don't want to pinwheel filled with veggies and cheese. For those meat lovers in the family, you can whip up beef and provolone pinwheels. They're full of flavor and everyone can still get their fill of cheese.

Recipe from Betty Crocker


10. Vegan Pumpkin Basil Pinwheels

vegan pumpkin basil pinwheels

Source: Elephantastic Vegan

For all your friends and family members who are vegan, make sure you feed them too! These delicioius pumpkin and basil pinwheels will keep them coming back for seconds.

Recipe from Elephantastic Vegan


11. Flatbread French Toast Pinwheels

flatbread french toast pinwheels

Source: Carlsbad Cravings

Imagine waking up your family to the smell of these sweet French toast pinwheels filling up every inch of the house. Holidays are meant to be speant with your loved ones, so get them up bright and early with this sweet treat.

Recipe from Carlsbad Cravings


12. Cheesy French Pinwheels

cheesy french pinwheels

Source: Gonna Want Seconds

This is the pastry of your dreams. It's filled with salami, jack cheese, and delicious scents and tastes of rosemary. When you're entertaining guests, you need something that will prepare them for the feast ahead, and this is just the pinwheel to do that.

Recipe from Gonna Want Seconds


13. Cranberry and Walnut Pinwheels

cranberry and walnut pinwheels

Source: Diethood

You're going to be popping this buttery pastry into your mouth before your guests can even snag a bite. It's made with flaky pie crusts, sweet cranberries, and crunchy walnuts for an extra memorable bite.

Recipe from Diethood


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14. Little Mushroom Pinwheels

little mushroom pinwheels

Source: Food 52

This simple yet elegant appetizer is vegetarian, but both meat eaters and non-meat eaters will enjoy it just the same. A few simple ingredients will bring out the wonderful taste of the mushrooms.

Recipe from Food 52


15. Easy Chicken Caesar Salad Pinwheels

chicken caesar salad pinwheels

Source: Food Fun Family

Change the way we eat salads by making them portable and consumable in one bite! While your guests socialize, give them the option to snack on these delicious caesar salad bites. They'll love it!

Recipe from Food Fun Family


16. Italian Herb Steak Pinwheels

italian herb steak pinwheels

Source: Food and Sunshine

Get a little fancy with your pinwheels by skewering some steak. It's another easy way of showing off your fine dining side while remaining relaxed and casual so that you and your family can enjoy their time together, stress free.

Recipe from Food and Sunshine


17. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pinwheels

no-bake chocolate peanut butter pinwheels

Need something to quiet down the kids before dinner starts? Hopefully you won't spoil their appetites, but these little suckers won't just be popular with the young ones.

Recipe from Recipe Rebel


18. Pesto Chicken Pinwheels

pesto chicken pinwheels

Source: The 36th Avenue

With juicy chicken, fresh pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese, you'll be rolling up these mouthwatering pesto chicken wraps all year long.

Recipe from The 36th Avenue


19. Garlic-Herb Pinwheels

garlic herb pinwheels

Source: Pip and Debby

Forget the garlic bread; it's all about the garlic pinwheels this year. You'll be popping all of these tiny bites of deliciousness into your mouth before you can even let the next person try some.

Recipe from Pip and Debby


20. Grilled Bacon and Steak Pinwheels

grilled bacon and steak pinwheels

Source: J.Man and MillerBug

Sometimes, the meatier, the better. Crunchy bacon and tender steak filled with cream cheese and cilantro will make any person salivate.

Recipe J.man and MillerBug


21. Chicken Liver Pate Pinwheels with Medi Deli Tzatziki

chicken liver pate pinwheels with medi deli tzatziki

Source: Food and the Fabulous

If you want to get a little fancy with your pinwheels, spread some chicken liver pate before you roll. You'll wow your guests with the bursts of flavor in this pinwheel.

Recipe from Food & the Fabulous


22. 5-Ingredient Cranberry and Brie Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Swirls

cranberry and brie cinnamon sugar puff pastry swirls

Source: Half Baked Harvest

Will your mouth be stuffed trying to say this long title or will it be stuffed wiht these deliciously sweet pastries? It doesn't really matter; just hand me a pastry.

Recipe from Half Baked Harvest 

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Kristina Byas is a Milwaukee native who has written for Female Intel, Shepherd Express, Scandalous Women and more. She suffers from a severe case of wanderlust and has difficulty purchasing items at full price. You can learn more about her by following her on Twitter: @KristinaByas
RiskybuytituDec 09, 2016
vegetable and items are always good for health. thanks for sharing this tricks.
JackRed1Nov 23, 2016
very good!