Jan 13, 2011

Cheddar pinwheels (Or anything really)

Ever need an amazing side and not know what to do? Other than my standards of Cheese biscuits and cheese stuffed crescent rolls (think I might like cheese?) I love these bacon and cheddar pinwheels. This recipe does work well with pretty much everything though. Try out some different fillings! Tuna and kale is a favorite of my hubby, we've tried several things. Shredded chicken with a bit of tomato is good too. This is all probably stuff you have on hand... if not... what do you have in your fridge? ;)

Bacon and cheddar pinwheels

1 pkg Pillsbury crescent rolls (reduced fat works, but stay away from the BIG rolls)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp fresh chives, chopped (dried works as well)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 to 1 c. finely grated cheddar cheese
3-4 slices bacon, cooked and cooled then crumbled

Open your crescent rolls. Smush all of the seams together, you're using this as one big piece of dough. Roll out slightly. Combine the softened cream cheese, chives, and garlic powder. Spread this evenly over your dough. Go all the way to the edge, you're going to use all of the dough. Add your cheddar, and bacon. Roll up the LONG way. Your pinwheels won't cook in the middle if you roll the other way. Seal up the edge by pressing it together. Get our your sharpest knife and cut into 1/2 inch to inch long pieces. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake according to package directions. :) These are always a crowd pleaser, try them out!

Cheddar pinwheels
Cheddar Pinwheels

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