Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Ham and Cheese

Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Ham and Cheese, a fancy appetizer for any family gathering, party or picnic. Easy to make, with a delicate smokey flavour, these bites will not last long on the plate. Make  sure you grab one before they are gone!

Overhead shot of a white plate with 3 puff pastry pinwheels with ham and cheese with parsley leaves scattered around

Don’t you just love it when you can come up with some nice dished without putting too much effort into it? Especially when you have a rather long list of other goodies to bake and you wonder if you’ll ever finish on time.

Let’s be honest, parties can be exhausting if you don’t plan them properly, especially if we think of the very important ones like Christmas and New Year, not to mention birthdays.

But, yes, they are the best times, when you get to spend time with the nearest and dearest and enjoy all the yummy stuff. But before you have time to relax, lots to do. Way too much!!!

I could do with a helping hand!!!So, my recipe will surely come as a big help. All you need is ready-rolled puff pastry, a few slices of cooked ham and some of your favourite cheese, a bit of parsley and job done.

6 uncooked puff pastry pinwheels with ham and cheese. topped with chopped parsley

Get these puff pastry pinwheels in the oven and carry on with other dishes. It’s that simple! I used smoked cheese for my pinwheels and the flavour was lovely, it really made a good pair with the ham.

If you happen to have leftover ham, that would do too, just slice it thinly so rolling can be easier. You can also replace the ham with turkey or chicken, it’s all up to you. Otherwise, just enjoy the party, the food is amazing!

Kids will particularly like these pinwheels, and you can make them with pretty much any filling, either sweet or savoury. The choices are endless: chicken, turkey, tomato sauce and veggies, and you can some nice pizza pinwheels, pesto, cream cheese, strawberries, and so much more. They can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack, those little tummies won’t have enough of them.

Even my baby had a go, she wasn’t too impressed with the flaky bit, I think she was frustrated that she could not munch on it properly, but she definitely will love them when she grows up a bit.

A delicious choice when you are stuck and don’t know what else to cook, and there you have, some yummy pinwheels in less than 30 minutes.

3 puff pastry pinwheels on a white plate with parsley leaves on the sides

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Turkey and cheese pinwheels
Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Ham and Cheese
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
These savoury puff pastry pinwheels with ham and cheese have a delicate smokey flavour, are scrumptiously golden and so delicious. Great bites for any celebration or why not, a nice picnic.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Servings: 15 pinwheels
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 1 ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 8 slices of smoked cheese
  • 8 slices of roasted ham
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp freshly-chopped parsley
  1. Roll the puff pastry on the work surface.

  2. Arrange the turkey slices , then the cheese slices on top.

  3. Roll into a big sausage lenghtwise, then cut into 15 pinwheels

  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees Fahrenheit).

  5. Melt the butter and add the chopped parsley to it, then brush each pinwheel with the mixture.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

  7. Garnish with more parsley if you wish.

Nutrition Facts
Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Ham and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 1286mg 54%
Potassium 266mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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  • Reply
    Lisa Smith
    December 14, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Wow.. this is looks so so yummy. Can’t wait to cook for my kids, they would absolutely fall in love with this one.this is so tasty. I would love to try this delicious recipe. Sounds so yummy.

    Love your blog.

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      December 14, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Thank you, Lisa! I’m sure the kids will love it! ?

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