Spicy Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels: These easy rolls are filled with three kinds of cheese, bacon, and spicy green chilies. Perfect for snacking on after school or while watching the big game.
"What's for dinner?"
We hear that question without fail every single day right after school. Most of the time we haven't even pulled out of the parking lot yet.
Our kids are definitely in the "hungry all the time" stage. All the sports and activities has them burning off the food that they are consuming. So, I have to have something ready for them to eat after school that can hold them off until dinner is ready.
Most days we tell them fruit or veggies, but then there are days when I have have fun and make things like these Blackberry Brie Bites for them to munch on while doing homework. That is if I don't get to them first. Mmmmm those Brie Bites are so good!!!
These pizza rolls are a fun snack and so easy to make. One way I like to keep them simple is by using a roll of refrigerated pizza crust. Open and spread out...that's my kind of crust.
Melted butter and Parmesan cheese gets spread over the crust. Then mix together your favorite cheeses, bacon, and green chilies. I used a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar cheese because that is what was in our fridge that day, but feel free to use any kind.
Now for the tricky part. Rolling it up without everything falling out. My advice is to start on the longest side and go slowly and evenly. Yes, some of the cheese and bacon will fall out. It's ok, just keep rolling.
Cut the roll into 12 even slices and place them side by side in a buttered dish. I used a 9x13, but just so you know you will have some room at the end of the dish. Now here is where you can add the fallen cheese and bacon back in. Press it gently into the rolls that are in the pan. When you are satisfied with how they look, pop them in the oven for 20 minutes.
Ooey, gooey cheesy goodness in just mere minutes. Who needs dinner when there are rolls like this around?
These would be great to serve at get together's! They look so yummy!
When you say to put them in the dish "side by side" do you mean standing on their side, dough-side down or laying flat (like in the pics of the finished product)?
They will be laying flat like cinnamon rolls! I hope you enjoy them!
Andddd this is going into my "Game Day Grub" recipe list immediately! Bacon +cheese+bread = one happy me. 😀
Hehe! Thanks Jess!
These look delicious!!
Thanks Jaren! 🙂
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
Anything with cheese and bacon, and I'm in. These are the perfect snack idea! My kid is in that hungry all the time stage and she's only 2!
These were very easy to make. I used a favorite pizza dough recipe for crust. They turned out wonderful. Great flavor combo!!
That's awesome to hear!! 🙂 I'm glad they turned out!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
My husband would love these pinwheels, Jocelyn! As would I, they look delish! And I love that you used refridgerated pizza crust, too. Makes it so much easier to prepare. Pinning!
Thanks for the pin love, Gayle! 🙂
I don't have kids but I do have a hungry husband who would love these! Not only because he is hungry but because of the bacon. 🙂
I can't think of a man that bacon doesn't have that affect on! 😉
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
Loving this bacon cheese combo! My always hungry husband would LOVE these!!
Thanks Becca! 🙂
I started writing our dinner menu for the week on our dry erase board near our calendar. Now they don't even ask cause it's on the board. Whether we stick to that menu is another story 🙂
My kids would love if I made these rolls for snack or dinner!!
Jen @ Baked by an Inrtovert
These pinwheels are so incredibly easy and they look delicious. Forget making them for kids. I'm making them for myself!
I think that so often when I see something I really like, haha! Thanks Jen!
Yeah, I hear "what's for dinner" as soon as my son wakes up. I haven't even thought about what flavor coffee I'm having yet... Thanks for sharing this recipe; it's definitely something everyone here will love!
Haha, that's too funny! 😉 Thanks Heather!