Creamy cheesy spinach is rolled tight in soft fluffy dough to make these Spinach Dip Pinwheels a great appetizer for any party!
You all should know by now that I can make any appetizer into a full meal. Like literally can live off of appetizers. There is something about having multiple options for one meal that just makes me smile inside. But that also just be the foodie who is constantly hungry talking as well. All you foodies know what I’m talking about….won’t stop!! I sees all the food and this mouth waters….
To be honest, one of my favorite appetizers out there is anything that involves Spinach Dip, naturally who doesn’t! I also love pinwheels, whether they be tortilla or dough versions. Ugh, I just can’t get enough. I think that’s why I like parties so much because people always bring so many appetizers and I’m the girl off yonder with the 10 plates piled high…no shame.
These are so easy and great. You have a few options with this recipe. I like to make my own dough which you have to let rise for about an hour. Another option is that you can buy pizza dough from your local grocer and use that, I know some that have them all ready pre-weighed and packaged right for your grab and go convenience. In a tight spot you could possibly use the boxed pizza dough version, but it probably wouldn’t yield the same results.
These are a great option to take to a picnic. I know that they get snatched up right away! They are a hand-held little piece of heaven in my opinion. Just a great mashup of cheesy, creamy, spinachy goodness in every bite! So if you have a few extra minutes to make these great Spinach Dip Pinwheels for your next picnic, I highly recommend. I know what party I’m going to attend!
Spinach Dip Pinwheels
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbs yeast
- 1 Tbs sugar
- 1 Tbs vegetable oil
- 2-3 cups flour
- 1 cup frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1 small onion diced
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper
- In bowl mix together your water and yeast and sit and let yeast proof for about 5-10 minutes.
- Once proofed add in your oil and sugar and stir.
- Next add in your flour 1 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached and turn out onto floured surface and knead dough until smooth.
- Place in greased bowl, cover and set in warm place to rise for about an hour.
- Meanwhile preheat your oven to 375 and grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- In bowl combine your spinach, cream cheese, sour cream and mayo an mix until creamy.
- Stir in your onion and cheese until combined. Set aside.
- Once dough has risen, turn out into floured surface and roll out into a 12"x15" rectangle.
- Spread your spinach dip onto the dough and roll up tightly.
- Cut into about 1" sections and place onto greased baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until dough is golden and dip is bubbly.
- Serve and enjoy!
im out of regular mayo, will mircle whip work?
That should be fine.
I’ve just been checking Pinterest for finger foods for a family 4th of July get-together and ran across similar creamy spinach roll-ups but they all used puff pastry instead of dough. But none of them clarify a critical step…maybe you can help? Your recipes that I’ve tried are great! (Btw…others left comments asking this question on those aites3 but no replies.) They say to use 2 sheets…brush both with melted butter and spread on half then roll up & cut. But it doesn’t say if you divide the filling equally on each sheet. I’m assuming they mean divide it btwn the 2 sheets, put filling on 1/2 of each sheet and then roll up. I’d really appreciate any hints you can give, as I’d prefer using the puff pastry. The filling is the same as yours. Thank you so much!
I would spread half the filling on one sheet and half on another for sure!
Recipe came out great, I used a refrigerated pastry dough and they were extremely easy to make.
I made them the day before and heated them right before serving and they were delicious!
Thank you for a great appetizer recipe!
Thanks for your review. When you said refrigerated pastry, what do you mean. Puff pastry sheets? Thanks. They sound good!
Yes, I used puff pastry sheets, I just rolled it out a little, spread the mixture and rolled it.
I already made it twice and my daughter, who is extremely picky, loves them!
I had a few left over and reheated them and they were just as good.
I am definitely adding these to my appetizer rotation for parties!
They come out pretty big when I used an entire sheet of puff pastry dough. The second time I made them, I cut the sheet in half so the pinwheels were smaller.
Make sure you don’t spread the mixture to the very end, there should be some dough at one end so after you roll it and cut it, it will still stick together and stay closed. if you don’t it will open up while it’s baking and not look as nice (but it still tastes good!)
Do you think fresh spinach would work? Or would I need to cook it down and drain it?
You would need to cook it down so it is wilted for this recipe.
Do you happen to have any nutritional info on these delicious Spinach Dip Pinwheels??
I will update the information on the nutrition now! I’ve been trying to update all my recipes with that slowly! But will do that now for you!
Anyone have any luck with preparing these the night before and reheating? Or prepairing, freezing then cooking? Thank you
How are these with cooking the night before a party and reheating?
Do you think these would freeze well if prepared ahead of time? Assembled, frozen, then either thawed or cooked from frozen?
I have never tried them frozen unfortunately so I’m not sure how it would bake up or thaw. If you do try it, let me know the outcome.
Did you happen to try this? I’m wondering the same thing.
my mother would love these she adores spinach dip
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hello, how many does this recipe make?
Hi Tara, these make about 12-14 depending on how thick you slice them!
How much pizza dough would I need to buy from the grocery store? How many packages of crescent rolls?
Hi Caroline I would say maybe 1-2 of each, start with one and see if you can roll or stretch it to the dimensions listed, if not add another.
Do you think you could make this using crescent rolls
Hi Tammy, you sure could! Bake for around the same time or until golden and bubbly.
What kind of flour do you use for your pizza dough?
Hi Jen, all-purpose is what I use.
Is there a Gluten free version of this?? Thanks!
I don’t have a gluten free version, unfortunately I don’t have much experience cooking/baking that way but I will do some research and see what I can come up with!
This looks and sounds super delicious! Wish I had one right now 😀
These look yummy with a glass of sweet red wine while watching the game!