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Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels

bacon-cheddar pinwheels Appetizer
Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 16

If you ever need an easy, cheesy appetizer for a dinner party, let it be these Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels! Every swirl is stuffed with creamy ranch dressing, crispy bacon, melty cheddar cheese and buttery crescents for a bite-size snack that boasts big flavors. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 8, 2020
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
2
tablespoons ranch dressing
1/4
cup cooked real bacon pieces or 4 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1/2
cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/4
cup chopped green onions (4 medium)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12x4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut lengthwise into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12x4-inch rectangle.
  • 2
    Spread dressing over each rectangle to edges. Sprinkle each with bacon, cheddar cheese and onions. Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices; place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Tip: Bacon grease is a mess. For easy cleanup, carefully pour it into a “bowl” made of aluminum foil, then fold in edges and toss once grease has cooled. More smart foil tips.
  • Use a very sharp serrated knife to slice the rolled-up crescents cleanly and easily.
  • Swap cheddar cheese for shredded provolone, Swiss or Colby-Jack cheese, if desired.
  • Making these appetizers for a party? Prep them as soon as the first guests arrive so that, once everyone is present, the appetizers will be ready to serve warm from the oven!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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