When you want to change up your normal pizza routine, try this easy Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels recipe instead. They are a perfect snack or meal option.
This post is sponsored by Mezzetta®. As always, opinions are 100% my own.
I never met a pizza I didn’t like. We are a pizza loving family, meaning we enjoy pizza once a week in our house. Pizza is the one meal our whole family enjoys with no arguments whatsoever! I dig the no argument over dinner thing. As a mom, it is my nature to satisfy everyone in the family – even when things don’t always go as planned. I decided we needed a pizza change, however. It was a decision that I wasn’t sure how my family would react to. We are all traditionalists but it was time to mix things up. I guess you can say I like to keep my family on their toes. I mixed things up in our weekly meal plan by making these tasty Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels.
They were skeptical at first. “You did what to our pizza?”, they asked. But soon after one bite of these Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels, their “ooohhs” turned to “aahhs!”
For today’s recipe, I am partnering with Mezzetta® Pasta Sauces. I am the first to admit, this farm girl is rather picky about jarred sauces. I am totally shocked at how delicious the flavor is. I have always been a big fan of Mezzetta® olives but had no idea they had a line of pasta sauces. You see, growing up in an Italian family, we take our pasta sauces very seriously! Let me tell you, these Mezzetta® Pasta Sauces are no joke! Just wholesome delicious flavor in a jar. Mezzetta Pasta sauces come in 12 different recipes. These restaurant quality sauces will definitely bring something special to your table each night. Here are the flavors I tried:
- Truffle, Porcini & Cream
- Whole Garlic & Sweet Basil
- Caramelized Onion & Butter
- Italian Plum Tomato
When it comes to quick meals, sometimes you just have to think outside the box and reinvent something your family loves. That’s where these Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels come in. This recipe is just plain old fun, a great way to mix up something the whole family loves and make it new again. These babies are great to serve as an appetizer or snack too – think game day or summer gatherings.
Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels!
For this recipe, you can either make your own pizza dough (which I like to do) or use a store bought dough. Totally up to you. Roll the dough out into a large rectangle. I spread about 1/3 cup of the Mezzetta Italian Plum Tomato over the entire dough – just like you are making a pizza.
What Should I Fill These Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels With?
Well, the obvious answer is mozzarella cheese and pepperoni – hence the name Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels. But you can add ANY kind of pizza toppings your family enjoys. I also added chopped red pepper and diced onions too.
Now, start from the end furthest away from you and roll towards you. Use a serrated knife and slice the pinwheels about one inch thick. Place evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Pop these babies into the oven until golden brown.
Pour the remaining Mezzetta Pasta Sauce in a small serving bowl and heat in the microwave until warm. We like to dip our pinwheels into the sauce for some extra delicious flavor.