Savory Mozzarella Stuffed Pinwheels
Make the perfect appetizer, lunch, or dinner for yourself and your loved ones with this Savory Mozzarella Stuffed Pinwheels recipe. These pinwheels are cheesy, flavorful, and sure to keep you coming back for more.
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When you want something delicious to eat as an appetizer or a meal for lunch or dinner, try these Savory Mozzarella Stuffed Pinwheels. They’re cheesy, full of flavor, and kid-friendly, making them an excellent meal to prepare for the entire family.
This appetizer recipe is perfect for the holidays, game day, or any gathering you are planning. They can be made in advance too, making this easy appetizer a great idea.
If you’re planning to make these pinwheels, you’ll be glad to know that you won’t need too many ingredients to put them together. Not only can you use minimal ingredients, but you can also make these as often as you’d like to have something quick and delicious to grab on the go.
What Are Pinwheels?
Pinwheels consist of dough with ingredients in the center that get rolled up and sliced into the shape of a pinwheel. In this case, the pinwheels are stuffed with mozzarella, herbs, and spices to create a flavorful treat.
How to Make the Savory Mozzarella Stuffed Pinwheels
To make Savory Mozzarella Stuffed Pinwheels, start by preparing your dough by combining the warm water with yeast, sugar, all-purpose flour, and dried milk. Let these ingredients sit for 10 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
While waiting for the oven to get hot, add olive oil, salt, flour, and thyme to your mixing bowl, kneading it with your dough attachment for 10 minutes.
Mix your shredded cheese with olive oil and oregano in a separate bowl.
Flour your surface and begin rolling the dough out thin. Brush the dough with a bit of the melted butter and then add your mozzarella mixture on top. Roll the dough like you would with a cinnamon roll and cut it into 1.5-inch thick pieces.
Brush with egg, bake for 15 minutes, and then cover the pinwheels to bake them for an additional 10 minutes.
Do I have to use mozzarella cheese?
Mozzarella cheese is an excellent addition to these pinwheels, leaving them as cheesy as you could possibly want. However, you can use other cheeses, including a four-cheese blend, sharp cheddar cheese, and more. It all depends on what you like and have available to use to prepare these pinwheels.
Can I use margarine instead of butter?
Although butter is best to use because of the excellent taste it brings to the Savory Mozzarella Stuffed Pinwheels, you can also use margarine as a substitute if you need to.
Will I need to use special equipment to prepare the pinwheels?
No, you won’t need much equipment at all to make these pinwheels. You’ll need a mixer with a dough hook, a baking pan for the oven, and a rolling pin that makes it easy for you to roll the dough out.
Can I add more ingredients to the pinwheels?
Yes! You can add more ingredients to these pinwheels if you’d like, such as pepperoni slices, salami slices, and even cooked chicken.
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Savory Mozzarella Stuffed Pinwheels
Make the perfect appetizer, lunch, or dinner for yourself and your loved ones with this Savory Mozzarella Stuffed Pinwheels recipe. These pinwheels are cheesy, flavorful, and sure to keep you coming back for more. These pizza roll-ups are a great appetizer recipe, game day snack or easy lunch or meal idea.
- 2 cups of warm water
- 2 tablespoons of yeast
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons dry powdered milk
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 4 cups scooped and leveled all purpose flour
- 3-4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- Combine warm water, yeast, sugar, dried milk, and 2 cups all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl.
- Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 425
- Add thyme, salt, olive oil, and 4 cups scooped and leveled all-purpose flour to the mixing bowl with the yeast mixture and knead for 10 minutes with dough attachment.
- Mix shredded mozzarella cheese, 3 tablespoons olive oil and oregano in a bowl.
- Lightly flour your surface and roll into a rectangle. Brush the top of the dough with melted butter and cover with mozzarella mixture
- Roll the dough as you would a cinnamon roll and slice the dough into 1.5 to 2-inch sections.
- Brush with egg wash (1 egg + 1 tbsp water).
- Bake for 15 minutes uncovered in a 425° oven. Cover with foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- The cheese will melt so if you like a lot of cheese it can be increased by 1 cup.
- For a flavorful dough, brush with salted butter, and flavored olive oil or lightly season the dough before adding the filling and rolling.
Why is it necessary to use dry milk? Can liquid be used instead?
I have not tested the recipe with regular milk. If you do use, let us know how it turns out.