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Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Bacon & Cheese

January 30, 2016 (Last Updated: November 17, 2019)

Last Updated on November 17, 2019 by Slow The Cook Down

These puff pastry pinwheels are super simple and quick to make and stuffed full of cheese and bacon.  Do not attempt to eat if you are on any kind of diet!  These make for some tasty party food and can be stored for a couple of days in an airtight container. Check out the video below to see how quick and easy they are to make!

I decided to go with two types of cheese for these pinwheels, a strong cheddar to get some flavour through each bit and some mozzarella so you get that ooey gooey stringy cheese.  The saltiness of the bacon obviously works amazingly well…and remember..everything is better with bacon!

Close up puff pastry pinwheels

Easy to make puff pastry pinwheels

I really can’t emphasise enough how easy these bad boys are to make, you really don’t need any specialist skills in the kitchen.  These puff pastry pinwheels are also super quick to put together – in less than 30minutes you can be serving these awesome bites of yum to your guests.

This is a great recipe to experiment with as well. Mix it up with some blue cheese or maybe some pepperoni in place of the bacon.  There are so any awesome combinations you can try!

A stack of puff pastry pinwheels

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And be sure to check out my sweet version of this recipe!

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Puff pastry pinwheels with cheese and bacon

Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Cheese & Bacon

The savoury puff pastry pinwheels are super quick and easy to make for a tasty party food snack
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, party food, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 pinwheels
Calories: 287kcal


  • 6 strips bacon fried and crumbled
  • 17.6 ounces puff pastry block (500g)
  • Some plain flour for dusting
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste / puree
  • 3.5 ounces strong cheddar grated (100g)
  • 5.2 ounces mozzarella diced (150g)
  • 1 beaten egg


  • First off, fry the bacon until super crispy, put on some kitchen paper and leave to one side.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180º.
  • Dust your work surface with a little flour and roll out the pastry into a large rectangle that is the thickness of a £1 coin. Trim the edges so that they are straight.
  • Evenly spread the tomato puree over the pastry, leaving a 1cm gap at the edges. Crumble the bacon over the top of the puree and then the cheeses.
  • Roll the pastry and filling and then brush a little beaten egg on to the edge of the pastry so that the edges stick together.
  • Slice the roll in 2 cm intervals then place each pin wheel on to a baking sheet.  Brush with the beaten egg.
  • Put in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.



Serve warm straight from the oven, or let cool and store in an air tight container.
Calories are an estimate based on one of twelve servings


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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  • Reply
    Natalie Dexter
    April 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    5 stars
    I tried to made these for people at work and they went down very Well! I also did a version using pesto (green) and cheese and they were bloody amazing! Going to try swapping the bacon for chorizo! Hmm mmm yummy!

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      April 16, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      Hey Natalie! Oh I’m so glad everyone enjoyed them! I love the idea of making them with pesto! I made a sweet version a while back too which are super yummy ( and I’m working on another variation too! Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

      • Reply
        Natalie Dexter
        May 20, 2020 at 5:11 pm

        I’m so sorry I’ve only just seen your reply! Wow the sweet ones look amazeballs! I may have to try them out too! Currently making the chorizo version I mentioned fingers crossed they go down Well!
        God help me when this lockdown is over I’ll need to lose so much weight! 🤦‍♀️

  • Reply
    July 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    These are almost too pretty to eat! But I would anyway. YUM!

    • Reply
      Lillian Simpson
      July 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Could you also make these pinwheels from cresent roll dough? I am not very good working with puff pastry.

      • Reply
        Slow The Cook Down
        July 18, 2019 at 6:35 pm

        Hi Lilian!
        I haven’t made these with crescent dough, but I think it would work really well! If you give it a try I’d love to hear what your results were!

  • Reply
    Simon Vanbecelaere
    June 2, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    5 stars
    Bam how’s that for a pinwheel recipe! I will try it for sure! Guess it would do for bbq breakfast!

  • Reply
    May 31, 2017 at 8:30 am

    5 stars
    Yummy! Love your beautiful pinwheels, pinning and twitting!

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      May 31, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Thank you Patty!

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