The spicy-creamy flavors of jalapeño poppers, rolled up into fun and easy jalapeño popper pinwheels! Easy to make and even easier to eat, plus fully customizable based on your personal preference for heat. Add crumbled bacon for a delicious smokey flavor! Perfect for parties, tailgates, and the Super Bowl!
Today, we’re heading back into bite-sized appetizer territory with some jalapeño popper pinwheels!
What’s so nice about these is that they’re fully customizable.
Love things hot hot hot? Leave in the jalapeño seeds and membranes. Want to dial down the heat a little? De-seed two of the four jalapeños. Prefer things totally mild? Remove all the seeds!
Ooooor… go half and half, and roll up one sheet of puff pastry as a spicy version, and one as a mild. Everybody wins!
I made these jalapeño popper pinwheels as an appetizer for a dinner party hosted by a friend. We didn’t know most of the people in attendance, so I kept these on the moderate heat side and left them vegetarian, just in case there were any vegetarians in attendance.
But if you’re hosting a bunch of spice-loving meat-eaters for your Super Bowl party, leave in all those seeds and add some crumbled bacon.
(This sparked a discussion about whether or not bacon makes everything better. My husband says yes. I said I don’t think bacon would make a pumpkin pie taste better. But apparently, there are actually recipes out there for bacon pumpkin pie.
So this begs the all-important question: is there actually anything out there that doesn’t pair well with bacon?!)
Why I love these so much for a Super Bowl party, besides the obvious spicy/cream cheesey/preferably bacony filling: so. easy. I often hear people say that that they want to host parties, but they feel like they can’t because they can’t cook. This is the recipe for you!
Buy a box of puff pastry sheets. Thaw them. Unroll them into a flat sheet. Spread on some cream cheese, diced jalapeño peppers, shredded cheddar, and roll up into a log. Slice. Bake. Serve. See? Easy peasy.
Jalapeño popper pinwheels are way easier than making real jalapeño peppers, and much easier to eat, too. (No cream cheese squeezing out everywhere when you take a bite). Quick appetizers and one handed snacks are the name of the game when it comes to parties.
Plus, the diced jalapeños make the cream cheese look green. And we might have a slight preference for the Eagles around here.
The spicy-creamy flavors of jalapeño poppers, rolled up into fun and easy jalapeño popper pinwheels!
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