Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls – air fryer pizza pinwheels

Puff pastry pizza rolls are a quick and delicious fun twist on a classic pizza. Air fryer pizza pinwheels can be tailor-made to any taste or diet. This puff pastry pinwheels recipe will take your pizza game to the next level, creating irresistibly crispy pinwheels that are perfect for a snack or party appetiser.

top view of golden brown Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls with fresh herbs

Short on time but craving something delicious? These quick and easy puff pastry pizza rolls are here to save the day. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can whip up a batch of these mouthwatering treats in no time.

Perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends, these pizza pinwheels are a crowd-pleaser that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

golden brown Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls on a white plate

Why you’ll love this Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls recipe

These puff pastry pizza rolls are a great appetiser to serve at any dinner party.

You can use up any puff pastry that you have left over from previous bakes to craft into these savoury delights. I love recipes that use up my leftovers.

Air fryer pizza pinwheels take no time at all. In fact, you could make life easy and use pastry from your local supermarket, it works just as well and will deliver a delectable result.

Ingredients for Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls

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Puff Pastry

Puff pastry can be homemade but it takes a lot of effort, personally, I like grabbing some puff pastry from the supermarket and using that. You can buy either just pre-made or pre-rolled too.

Tomato Puree

Large supermarkets will have a wide range of purees that you can use including many purees that contain herbs and garlic to add that extra delicious kick to making your perfect pinwheel.

Want to be extra fancy? You could always make your own tomato puree using just a few simple steps and very few ingredients.

Cheese

Cheddar Cheese is of course a go-to for any proper puff pastry pinwheel. But why not go the extra mile and make your pizza pinwheel into a confounding confectionery and mix up your recipe by adding smocked cheese or even some Mozzarella? Go for it, it would only make it taste better.

How to make Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls – step by step

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

puff pastry with tomato puree on
Start by rolling out your puff pastry and spreading some tomato sauce over it.
grated cheese
Grate some cheese and sprinkle it over the top.
Add some oregano or Italian seasoning to your your cheese along with some salt and pepper.
rolling puff pastry up
Now roll your pastry tightly and slice them into 1 inch thick slices.
Lay your puff pastry roll slices on some greaseproof paper.
Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls
Brush with a little egg and cook in the air fryer or oven until they are golden brown, fully cooked and the cheese is melted.

Top Tips

Be careful with the hot pinwheels. Cheese is a fat so it retains heat and can burn your mouth. Blow your puff pastry pinwheels to cool them.

Cooking your pizza pinwheels can get a little messy, put down some greaseproof paper on your baking tray or a liner in your air fryer before baking. This will speed the cooking process up.

This recipe for puff pastry pizza wheels is so simple everyone can get involved. Invite the kids in to help with the rolling and grating of the cheese. Or even just help decorating and rolling up.

Serving Suggestions for Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls

Picnics

Easy to make and fantastic for a good old picnic in the park, this puff pastry rolls recipe is so easy and delicious too. Pack your pinwheels in a Tupperware container or wrap them in tinfoil once cooled and enjoy out in the sunshine.

Party Food

Whether going to a dinner party or just a Birthday, these will be a simple way to contribute to any family get-together. The cheese is heavenly and everyone loves pizza and pastry.

Children’s Parties

Something that will satisfy all the little ones at a children’s party are these puff pastry pin wheels. They are a crowd-pleaser and will take you no time at all to make, and even less time to eat.

Equipment

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Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls – Substitutions and variations

Vegan Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls

Most puff pastry is now sold in vegan varieties so this will be sure that all can try these delectable delights. Don’t forget to ensure the cheese is also vegan or dairy free.

Make it spicy with fresh chillies

Do you prefer something with a little bit more of a kick? Chop up some fresh chillies and add them to the mix, but only if you’re brave enough. And don’t forget to wash your hands after handling them.

Add your favourite pizza toppings

Whether you are a lover of pepperoni or go for a slightly more adventurous ( and controversial) pineapple. It’s all up to you. I won’t judge how you top your puff pastry pizza pinwheels!

Storing Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls / Making ahead of time options

Puff pastry pizza wheels are best when served warm from the oven. The cheese is melted and the sharp tomato is delicious. You can keep them in the fridge once they have fully cooled and they will keep for a few days.

You can reheat them in 30 second bursts in the microwave too.

Top Questions

Do you cook puff pastry before adding filling?
Is puff pastry the same as pizza dough?
Should I egg wash puff pastry?
Can I freeze puff pastry pinwheels?

FAQS

Do you cook puff pastry before adding filling?

No, you shouldn’t cook puff pastry before adding the filling. it cooks very quickly in the oven and is perfect with all kinds of toppings. Plus once the puff pastry is cooked it’s easy to break so you wouldn’t be able to wrap it.

Is puff pastry the same as pizza dough?

No pizza dough is far more dense and will be much more doughy in texture, more like bread. Puff pastry is a light and golden pastry, they have very similar ingredients but follow a different recipe.

Should I egg wash puff pastry?

Yes, you should egg wash your puff pastry before cooking in the oven. Finish your bakes with an egg wash if you are looking for that golden brown flakey pastry. However, if you don’t have an egg you can brush your puff pastry with milk.

Can I freeze puff pastry pinwheels?

Yes you can freeze puff pastry pinwheels before cooking. Then you can cook them from frozen. Freezing your pinwheels once they are baked can make them a little soggy when they defrost.

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Recipe

Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls

Sisley White
Puff pastry pizza rolls are a quick and delicious fun twist on a classic pizza. Air fryer pizza pinwheels can be tailor-made to any taste or diet. This puff pastry pinwheels recipe will take your pizza game to the next level, creating irresistibly crispy pinwheels that are perfect for a snack or party appetiser.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course lunchboxes, Nibbles, Party Food, picnic food, Side Dish
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 12 pizza rolls
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 320 g Puff pastry (I used ready rolled)
  • 4 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 100 g cheddar cheese (or your favourite cheese)
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 410ºF. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper / baking parchment. Or add a sheet to the air fryer basket.
  • Unroll the puff pastry and spread a layer of tomato puree on top.
  • Grate the cheese and add a layer to the tomato layer on the pastry.
  • Add a sprinkle of dried mixed herbs.
  • Roll the pastry up from the long edge. Leave it join side down so it doesn't unroll.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut slices of the pinwheel. Place them on the baking tray leaving a space around them.
  • Brush with beaten egg.

Oven Cooking Instructions

  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Air Fryer Cooking Instructions

  • Add the 4 slices to the air fryer basket. Leaving enough space around them so they have space to expand.
  • Set the air fryer to 200ºC / 395ºF and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 128mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword pizza, pizza rolls, puff pastry, puff pastry pinwheels, puff pastry pizza rolls
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6 thoughts on “Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls – air fryer pizza pinwheels”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for this recipe. It was perfect to make with my grandsons during the Spring break. They enjoyed making them AND eating them.

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