These Pastrami and Swiss Pinwheels are delicious party appetizers stuffed with pastrami, mustard, Swiss cheese, and chopped pickles, if desired, then rolled up in refrigerated pizza dough and baked until the dough is golden and the cheese is hot and melted.
I don’t know if you know this, but appetizers are kind of my jam. That’s why I love game day parties so much. Sure, I understand touchdowns and fly balls and even most of the rules of hockey, but I don’t get crazy excited over sports the way so many of my friends do. What I DO get excited about, however, are all the appetizers that are always around for game day get-togethers. Little items that you can pick up with your hands and pop in your mouth are just so much fun. And they’re always super tasty, too. You can’t beat that!
One of my recent favorites to make and to eat are these delicious pinwheels. They’re super easy, come together quickly, and they’re loaded with tasty flavors. They are perfect for any occasion, from birthday parties to game day bashes. Everyone loves them no matter when or where I serve them.
Pastrami and Swiss Pinwheels
These pinwheels start with pre-made pizza crust. I top them with spicy brown mustard, shredded cheese, and sliced pastrami, then I roll it all up tightly into a log. After that, I cut it into medallions and bake them to melty, golden brown perfection. When it’s all said and done, I’ve got a platterful of delicious pinwheels of golden brown, flaky dough that are stuffed full of melty cheese and pastrami goodness. What I don’t ever have are leftovers!
Why You’ll Love This Pastrami and Swiss Pinwheels Recipe
- They’re super easy to make and tastes delicious.
- They are made with a few simple ingredients.
- They’re great to serve for lunch, an afternoon snack, or an easy dinner recipe.
Pastrami and Swiss Pinwheels Ingredients
You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe, and every one of them is at your local grocery store.
- Sliced pastrami
- Swiss cheese
- Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust
- Gulden’s spicy brown mustard
- Italian seasoning
How to Make Pastrami and Swiss Pinwheels
Making these pinwheels is a straightforward process that’s just about as easy as shopping for the ingredients. In just a few steps, you’ll be done.
Step 1: Prep Time
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Step 2: Top the Dough
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Then, spread spicy brown mustard over it. Top with shredded cheese and sliced pastrami.
Step 3: Roll and Slice
Roll the pizza dough tightly into a log and slice it into 1-inch medallions with a serrated knife.
Step 4: Make the Herbed Butter Mixture
Melt the butter in a small bowl, then mix in the Italian seasoning.
Step 5: Bake
Reshape the medallions into rough circles if necessary, then place them on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with the Italian butter and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!
- Add a thin layer of brown mustard to the dough. You don’t need a heavy layer. In fact, too much will make a mess.
- Roll your dough as tightly as possible so the medallions maintain their shape when baking.
- Leave about ¼-inch of clearance around the perimeter of the dough so the filling stays inside it while rolling it up.
- Use any kind of sliced, cured meat you like in this recipe. Turkey and corned beef are delicious.
- You can use your favorite white cheese in this recipe, as well.
- For an extra kick of heat, mix a little red pepper flakes into the spicy mustard before spreading it on the dough.
What to Serve with Pastrami and Swiss Pinwheels
These pinwheels have a variety of flavors that work well together and work well with other dishes as well. These are delicious when paired with:
- Spicy honey mustard for dipping
- Mashed potatoes
- French fries
- Sweet potato fries
- Tater tots
- Pasta dishes
What type of cheese goes with pastrami?
Mild white cheeses are the gold standard for pairing with pastrami. Try:
What pairs well with pastrami?
Pastrami is a deliciously salty meat that pairs well with lots of different flavors. It’s so good with:
- Potato salad
- Macaroni salad
- Potato chips
- French fries
Where does pastrami meat come from?
Pastrami is a type of cured brisket cut that comes from the beef plate, shoulder or naval area of the cow.
Can you freeze leftover pastrami and Swiss pinwheels?
Absolutely. These freeze very well and will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Pastrami Pinwheels
Store these pinwheels in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat them, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 375° until warmed through.
Try These Easy Pastrami and Swiss Pinwheels Today
These pastrami and Swiss pinwheels are full of salty pastrami, melty swiss, and delicious, golden brown pizza crust. It all comes together quickly and easily and makes for delicious, hand-held treats that everyone comes back for again and again. Give this one a try, and you’ll find yourself making it again and again. It’s just too good not to.
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Pastrami and Swiss Pinwheels
- 7 ounce package pastrami, sliced
- 2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
- 13.8 ounce container Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust
- ¼ cup Gulden’s spicy brown mustard
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Optional: diced pickles
- Preheat the oven to 425° and lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough and then brush with spicy brown mustard.
- Sprinkle with shredded cheese followed by sliced pastrami.
- Roll the pizza dough into a tight log and slice into 1-inch medallions with a serrated knife.
- Reshape each piece and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, melt butter and add Italian seasoning. Stir to combine and brush over pinwheels
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
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