Meat Lovers Pizza Pinwheels

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Easy Pizza Pinwheels are loaded with your favorite meat lovers toppings for the perfect grab and go game day snack! The best part is you can make them ahead and freeze them for a simple meal anytime.

Meat Lovers Pizza Pinwheels

We are so excited to be partnering with our friends at Jones Dairy Farm to bring you a scrumptious breakfast (or brunch) recipe. With overnight instructions, it is perfect for everyday, starring one of my favorite ingredients: Antibiotic Free No Sugar Chicken Sausage Links!

These days we are all paying more attention to labels with Jones Dairy Farm you know you are getting great quality and incredible flavor.

These great tasting all-natural chicken sausage links are a perfect addition to these pinwheels.They have no additives like sugar, nitrates, MSG or artificial flavors and are packed with 10 grams of protein per 3 link serving.

They are also precooked so I can cut them up and add them to whatever I am cooking or pop them in the microwave. All around, a protein that I can feel good about feeding to my family.

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Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza is such a popular game day food, but these pinwheels are sure to kick up the fun factor! The dough is slightly crisp on the outside and tender inside. It’s like unrolling a little piece of heaven wrapped in marinara, your favorite meat toppings and ooey gooey cheese.

Simply roll out your favorite dough. Top with your favorite marinara, I use this homemade sauce but store bought is perfect too. Then scatter your chicken sausage, bacon, beef and pepperoni over the sauce.

You can make rows of the toppings, but I love to get all of them in each bite. Especially those scrumptious chicken link coins! {{swoon}}.  Sprinkle with cheese. Lots of cheese. Then you roll it up and slice it into 12 pinwheels. Easy peazy!!!

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How do I Make Pizza Dough

I use a really simple pizza dough with only 5 minutes of rise time. The trick is to make it a little sticky so it can rise in the oven.

But, honestly, if you are short on time, you can even substitute store-bought pizza dough.

The best part is that you can make them ahead and warm them to serve when you are ready, which makes them party-perfect! Easy party + fun food = happy mama!

Swoon! Everyone went nuts over these. Munchkin loves them anytime she can get them; I mean, hello, they are pizza!

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These pinwheels are the perfect grab and go meal too. We made these while my dad was here visiting from Florida and they were just what we needed as we dashed out the door for fun family time.

I will let you all know that you can pick up Jones Dairy Farm products at your local retailer.

The company’s products are distributed nationwide, so be sure to check out their product locator so see where you can pick some up.

If you’re looking for the breakfast sausage, it’s in the freezer section.

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Recipe Tips

  • These freeze wonderfully. Simply allow them to cool to room temperature after baking. Store in a gallon-size zip-top bag in the freezer. When you are ready to eat, just thaw them and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes, or until warmed through.
  • Preshredded cheeses generally have anti-caking ingredients that will absorb moisture from your food. Shredding your own cheese makes for more predictable cooking results.
  • Adding sugar to tomato-based recipes helps balance the tartness and coax the sweet side out of the tomatoes.

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Meat Lovers Pizza Pinwheels

Meat Lovers Pizza Pinwheels

Donna Elick
Easy Pizza Pinwheels are loaded with your favorite meat lovers toppings for the perfect grab and go game day snack! The best part is you can make them ahead and freeze them for a simple meal anytime.
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 12

Ingredients
 

For the Dough

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast, 1 packet
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water, 110°–115°F
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Filling

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup your favorite pizza sauce
  • 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 package thawed Jones Dairy Farm Antibiotic free chicken sausage, cut into coins
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup cooked ground beef
  • 5 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast, sugar and warm water. Swirl with a spoon to dissolve the yeast. Let the mixture rest until the yeast becomes foamy and aromatic, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour the olive oil, 3 cups of the flour, Italian seasoning, salt and garlic into the bowl.
  • Mix on medium speed until the dough comes together in one ball, and then knead for 3 minutes on medium to medium-high speed. The dough should be just a little bit sticky. When you touch your finger to the dough and pull away, you should have just a little dough on your fingertip.
  • Add the remaining flour 1 tablespoon at a time as needed. The sticky dough is important to help the pizza pinwheels get a little lift as it cooks.
  • Lightly flour your counter top. Form the dough into a ball and cover with a dish towel. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured counter top, roll the dough into a 12 x 18-inch rectangle.
  • Spread about 1/2 to 1 cup of marinara over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border on the top edge (this is where you will pinch the dough together, if there is sauce here it will make it hard for the dough to stick together).
  • Sprinkle sausage, pepperoni, beef and bacon over the top of the sauce. Then sprinkle the cheese over the meat.
  • Starting at the long edge nearest you, fold the edge of the dough on top of itself and begin tightly rolling the dough away from you, pinching the pepperoni slices into the roll if they try to escape as you go. Use the last 1 inch of clean dough to seal the roll, pressing gently to keep it closed.
  • Cut the roll in half and then cut those halves in half, giving you 4 logs. Cut each of those logs into 3 pinwheels, giving you 12 pinwheels total.
  • Arrange the pinwheels cut side up on the baking sheet and spread them out so they are not touching. Bake for 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining butter, parsley and salt in a small bowl. Stir together with a pastry brush or spoon. Brush the top and sides of the baked pinwheels with the butter mixture. Serve with the remaining marinara.

Donna’s Notes

These freeze wonderfully. Simply allow them to cool to room temperature after baking. Store in a gallon-size zip-top bag in the freezer. When you are ready to eat, just thaw them and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes, or until warmed through.
Adding sugar to tomato-based recipes helps balance the tartness and coax the sweet side out of the tomatoes.
Pre-shredded cheeses generally have anti-caking ingredients that will absorb moisture from your food. Shredding your own cheese makes for more predictable cooking results.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 330cal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 635mg | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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