Crack Pinwheels

Crack Pinwheels – SO addictive!!! Ranch seasoning, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon baked in pizza dough – I could eat the whole batch! Great as an appetizer or with soup or stew. Tastes great hot out of the oven or at room temperature. These cheesy bread pinwheels don’t last long! #cheddar #bacon #ranch #tailgating #gameday #bread #appetizer

Remember this recipe

Pin this recipe to your favorite board now to remember it later!

Pin This Recipe

Cheesy Pizza Pinwheels

It’s finally time for college football!!! The first games are this weekend, and we are SO excited! We are going to be whipping up a batch of these Crack Pinwheels to snack on during the games. Pizza dough stuffed with cream cheese, ranch, cheddar, and bacon. SO good!!! They are great dipped in additional ranch dressing! YUM!

This is the first Football Friday recipe of the season, and I can’t wait to share 23 more with you! I will be posting a new tailgate/party recipe every Friday until the Super Bowl.

Crack Pinwheels - SO addictive!!! Ranch seasoning, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon baked in pizza dough - I could eat the whole batch! Great as an appetizer or with soup or stew. Tastes great hot out of the oven or at room temperature. These cheesy bread pinwheels don't last long! #cheddar #bacon #ranch #tailgating #tailgatingrecipes #bread #appetizer

How to Make Crack Pinwheels with Pizza Dough

These pinwheels are very easy to make. Start with mixing together cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, cheddar cheese, and chopped bacon. Unroll some canned pizza dough and spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough and roll up. Slice the dough into rounds and bake.

  • I used Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough.
  • Can use low-fat cream cheese and turkey bacon to lower the calories.
  • This recipe makes 32 pinwheels. You can easily half the recipe if you don’t need that many.
  • These pinwheels taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature.
  • If you are sensitive to the ranch dressing mix, feel free to adjust it to your personal preference.
  • Here is the link to our Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Can I make Crack Pinwheels in advance? Sure. You can assemble the pinwheels and refrigerate them for a few hours before baking. They are good hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. I think these taste best the day they are baked.
  • If you are transporting these to a party, look at getting an insulated carrier. I like this one from Pyrex: (affiliate link) https://amzn.to/3kk5ggs

Cheesy Bread Pinwheels for Parties

These Crack Pinwheels are great as an appetizer, snack, or as an accompaniment to soups and chili. Heck, I ate them for lunch one day! LOL! I always have the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch. Give these a try for your next football party. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these cheesy bread pinwheels:

Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Jalapeno Ranch Dip – so simple and tastes better than Chuy’s! I made this for a party and it was…

Taco Ranch Bites

Taco Ranch Bites – seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese,…

plate of cheesy pizza pinwheels

Crack Pinwheels

Yield: 32 pinwheels
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Crack Pinwheels – SO addictive!!! Ranch seasoning, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon baked in pizza dough – I could eat the whole batch! Great as an appetizer or with soup or stew. Tastes great hot out of the oven or at room temperature. These cheesy bread pinwheels don’t last long! #cheddar #bacon #ranch #tailgating #tailgatingrecipes #bread #appetizer

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1-oz) packet Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup chopped cooked bacon
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 2 (13.8-oz) tubes refrigerated pizza crust

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix together ranch dressing mix, cream cheese, bacon, cheddar cheese and milk.
  • Unroll pizza crusts, then top evenly with filling. Roll, starting at longest side, jelly-roll style. Cut into 32 rounds. Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until brown.

Notes:

I used Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough.
Can use low-fat cream cheese and turkey bacon to lower the calories.
This recipe makes 32 pinwheels. You can easily half the recipe if you don’t need that many.
These pinwheels taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature.
If you are sensitive to the ranch dressing mix, feel free to adjust it to your personal preference.
Here is the link to our Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
You can assemble the pinwheels and refrigerate them for a few hours before baking. They are good hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. I think these taste best the day they are baked.
If you are transporting these to a party, look at getting an insulated carrier. I like this one from Pyrex: (affiliate link) https://amzn.to/3kk5ggs

Steph

Remember this recipe

Pin this recipe to your favorite board now to remember it later!

Pin This Recipe
Crack Pinwheels - SO addictive!!! Ranch seasoning, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon baked in pizza dough - I could eat the whole batch! Great as an appetizer or with soup or stew. Tastes great hot out of the oven or at room temperature. These cheesy bread pinwheels don't last long! #cheddar #bacon #ranch #tailgating #tailgatingrecipes #bread #appetizer

Categories:

Tags:

You Might Also Like

See All Football Friday

Comments

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating