Puff Pastry Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Puff Pastry Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels are just as ready for a game day as you are! They transport perfectly for tailgates.

These Puff Pastry Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels are the best party food that will not disappoint!

You may remember these bacon cheddar pinwheels that I made last year? I thought those were the best until I made these.

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I was ready to add a little spice to my game day grub. Although I was not looking for anything fried, so I went with the next best thing.

Adding these to BBQ jalapeño popper dip would be a great idea too!

I am going to be a little honest with you. I am not sure I have actually ever had a jalapeño popper. Shocking, right? Well, they have always looked good to me, but it’s not something I want to run out and buy.

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I did do a quick search on the internet to find out what actually goes into a jalapeño popper.

It seems this varies a lot depending on who is making it. That’s okay, I went with something simple.

Making these with only four ingredients is my kind of appetizer! Typically, I have most of the ingredients in my refrigerator at any given time, so it was super simple to make.

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So, what is in them? Well, I just added some cream cheese, which seems to be staple ingredient. Also cheddar cheese.

Some recipes you will find sour cream and garlic, but I didn’t really feel like adding that into my recipe.

How can I make this spicier? When I cleaned my jalapeños, I took out all of the seeds.

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If you want them to have more of a kick to them just chop them up without removing the seeds. This will help add a little more spice to the pinwheels.

Next time I think I will take my own advice because the first time around these were lacking in spice!

If you are looking for more party foods try these pepperoni pizza pinwheels or these buffalo chicken skillet nachos!

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Puff Pastry Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Jalapeño, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Whisk egg and water in small bowl, set aside.
  3. Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Roll out to into 9x13 rectangle. Brush with egg wash. Set aside.
  4. In small bowl add cream cheese, jalapeño peppers and cheddar cheese. Mix together.
  5. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over puff pastry.
  6. Starting from the longer side, roll up tightly into a log shape.
  7. Cut into 12 slices. Lay flat on baking sheet. Brush with egg mixture.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pinwheel
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 99
Calories 208

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 146mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.