Puff Pastry Sausage Cheddar Pinwheels Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet Updated

Puff Pastry Sausage Cheddar Pinwheels make a great game day snack. They're great for dipping and so easy to make!

We are full on into game day season. Whether you watch football or basketball it’s time to make all of the appetizers that we can get!

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When it comes to game day grub I am all about the food! I want all the wings, nachos and burgers!

This is why I spend a lot of time making puff pastry recipes that are great for snacking, like this buffalo chicken puff pastry pizza! So good!

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What kind of sausage should I use?

I typically buy pork sausage because that is what I find for super cheap at my local grocery store. Any sausage you prefer is fine.

I think a spicy Italian sausage would be my next pick when it comes to variety. It adds a kick and tons of flavor!

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Your next question might be, do I cook the sausage. My natural instinct was to pre-cook that sausage, but I kept thinking about this.

We make breakfast casseroles all of the time without cooking the sausage, so I wondered if it would be necessary if I was baking the pastry wheels.

Let me reassure you that the sausage cooks up just fine during 15 minutes in the oven, so you do not need to precook it before you make these pinwheels.

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What kind of cheese should I use?

For the cheese I went with basic shredded cheddar cheese. It melts well and it taste so good with the sausage!

How do I roll out puff pastry?

Let’s face it. This may not always be the easiest part, but you will get the hang of it.

In this recipe I went with rolling the puff pastry from the long end, but you can absolutely do it from the short end as well.

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Either way works fine, I just found that rolling it from the long end made it easier to cut.

If you are looking for more pinwheels to make you might like these puff pastry jalapeño popper pinwheels or these bacon cheddar pinwheels. Equally delicious and easy to make!

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Puff Pastry Sausage Cheddar Pinwheels Recipe

    18 Servings


  • 2 Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 pound Pork Sausage
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Whisk egg and water in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Roll lightly into a rectangle.
  4. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese, half pound pork, 1 tsp onion powder and 1 tsp oregano.
  5. Start at long side and roll tightly into a log shape.
  6. Cut into 12-15 slices. Lay flat on baking sheet.
  7. Brush with egg mixture.
  8. Repeat with second pastry sheet and remaining ingredients. Roll and cut. Lay on second baking sheet
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!



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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 18 pinwheels
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pinwheel
Servings Per Recipe 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 114
Calories 173

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 289mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 8g

* 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.