Don’t let the short ingredient list fool you. These Easy Parmesan Pinwheels are packed with flavor and are a great addition to your party menu.

Don't let the short ingredient list fool you. These Easy parmesan Pinwheels are packed with flavor. One bite and you will see why they disappear so quickly! #appetizers #partyfood #pinwheels

Super Bowl weekend is finally here and the entire state of Minnesota is ready to host the big party. Appetizers are one of my favorite things to serve when entertaining. It’s kind of ironic since I’m not really much of a snacker between my meals at any other time.

But put some appetizers in front of me and a cocktail in my hand, and it’s a whole different ball game. It just seems meant to be; those little appetizer bites just pop right in your mouth. And that is just what you’ll do with these Easy Parmesan Pinwheels – just keep eating one more.

Finding a new, easy appetizer is always a win for the books, especially one that has only 5 ingredients and is still packed with flavor. We had friends over for dinner a couple of weeks ago, and I was searching for some new appetizer recipes to try. I stopped when I found these Easy Parmesan Pinwheels. 10 minutes to make and 15 minutes to bake…what’s not to love? The slightly sweet dough wrapped around nutty Parmesan, oregano and crunchy red pepper is totally addictive.

And with the big game this weekend, it’s the perfect excuse to have a party. These Easy Parmesan Pinwheels are just what you need to make the menu complete.

Top down shot of parmesan pinwheels piled on grey plate. Small spoon with parmesan cheese and oregano for garnishes on a dark background.

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Yield: 16

Easy Parmesan Pinwheels

Easy Parmesan Pinwheels

Don't let the short ingredient list fool you! These Easy Parmesan Pinwheels are great for any party!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 package crescent roll dough sheet
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Lay crescent roll sheet out and roll out slightly. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a small bowl combine cream cheese and parmesan cheese until well combined. Add red pepper and oregano and stir well.
  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crescent roll sheet and roll starting from the long side.
  4. Using serrated knife, slice the log into slices 16 slices and place cut side down on prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 207 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 233mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 3g
Don't let the short ingredient list fool you, these Easy Parmesan Pinwheels are packed with flavor. They come together in a flash and are a great addition to any party menu. #pinwheels #partyfood #appetizers