Pimento Cheese Pinwheel, with a bite missing and melty cheese oozing in the center.

Pimento Cheese Pinwheels

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American


Pimento Cheese Pinwheels. Easy and cheesy! These baked pinwheels loaded up with a creamy pimento cheese are sure to be a hit!! 



  • 16 ounces Borden® Shredded Cheese (Triple Cheddar, or any mixture of sharp, mild cheddar, jack)
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces diced pimentos (drained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 sheets puff pastry (thawed)


  1. In a medium size bowl combine the shredded cheese with the softened cream cheese and mayonnaise. Stir together to create a consistent texture. 
  2. Add the diced pimentos, salt, pepper and stir. 
  3. In a small bowl add the egg and water. Whisk to combine. 
  4. Brush the egg wash over the top of the puff pastry. Spoon pimento cheese mixture on top. Spread it out into a consistent layer. 
  5. Carefully roll the puff pastry to create a roll. Gently slice the roll into 1-inch long sections using a sharp knife. 
  6. Lay onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or foil. Make sure to not crowd the rolls or they will stick to each other while baking. On a half sheet size baking pan, I can get 9 rolls. 
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, rolls will be golden, and cheese will be bubbly. 
  8. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes then remove from the pan. 


The longer the puff pastry defrosts, the softer the dough becomes, and it will spread more during baking. I remove the puff pastry and warm in the microwave for 10-15 seconds then use it. Or just set out to warm at room temperature for about 15 minutes.

Keywords: pimento cheese, pinwheels, snack, appetizer,