Pizza Swirls

by Erin

Do you ever make-up an idea for dinner spontaneously while starring at the contents of your fridge? Well that’s how these guys were created.

I have a very bad habit of not planning subsequent meals with leftover ingredients from another, which results in a fridge/freezer full of random things  and unfortunately find their way to the trash before I use them. Thankfully, every now and then I figure out a way to mesh some of them together into something super tasty (and sometimes it’s just “meh” and never shows it’s face on here).

On this occasion I brought together a leftover sheet of puff pastry, deli sliced salami, shredded Mozzarella, and homemade pizza sauce. All rolled together these created what would be an appetizer, but when you eat 10 of them in one sitting I am pretty sure it ends up being classified as dinner. But can you really blame me? Just look at their flaky loveliness!

P.S. Be sure to check out the sneak peak of Steph’s Bite By Bite’s bake sale, going on tomorrow! I am contributing my Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Cookies.

One year ago: Caramelized Honey Dijon Chicken Wrap


Makes 20 pieces


1/2 of a 17.3 oz. package of puff pasty sheets (1 sheet), thawed

1 egg

1 Tbsp water

1/2 cup Mozzarella, shredded

1/4 cup Parmesan, shredded

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

9 slices salami (or use pepperoni)

Pizza sauce, for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Beat egg and water in a small bowl. In a separate medium bowl, stir together the cheeses and seasonings.
  3. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Brush with egg mixture. Top with cheese mixture and then overlay the salami slices.
  4. Starting with the short side closest to you, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 20 quarter-inch pieces and place on baking sheets. Brush with egg mixture and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve with pizza sauce.

Source: Adapted from the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets box.

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Kita March 7, 2012 - 8:18 am

Dinners like this are the best. Who could resist a pizza swirl? Id have like 10 myself!

amy @ fearless homemaker March 6, 2012 - 5:28 pm

yum, great weeknight meal idea – they look tasty!

Kristina March 6, 2012 - 12:43 pm

haha perfect way to combine leftovers!! These look super good! My freezer’s kind of a mess too…. got a recipe for sweet potato fries and phyllo dough….? haha

Liz @ Southern Charm March 5, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Yum yum yum!!! This looks amazing!!!

Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 2, 2012 - 8:40 am

What a fun snack!! My kids would be ecstatic if I made these.

Stephanie March 1, 2012 - 10:16 pm

I am in love!! These look incredible! And so creative to just throw it together with leftovers!:) This looks like the perfect appetizer…or dinner! I am definitely a fan of appetizer for dinner anytime!

Jennifer March 1, 2012 - 8:30 pm

So cute and clever! Swirls are totally the next triangles ;-)

Tracey March 1, 2012 - 8:11 pm

Yum, yum, yum!! These remind me of the spinach version I made last month. I won’t tell you how many of those I ate all by myself in one sitting :) Way to salvage those leftovers, I bet these were awesome.

Miriam @ Overtime Cook March 1, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Looks delicious! I love recipes from food packages, some of my favorites come from them!

Julia March 1, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Did I ever make up a dinner while staring inside the fridge blankly?? Story of my LIFE!!! I’d like to be staring at these in my kitchen right now. And then I’d like to pop a few in my mouth.

Lacy @ NYCityEats March 1, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Mmm these look delicious! I love the salami addition! This would be a great appetizer too. Yum!

Steph@stephsbitebybite March 1, 2012 - 1:39 pm

AWE!! How cute are these little guys!! I love them!!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts March 1, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Looks like a great quick dinner. Love when you can just take a few things from the fridge and turn them into a yummy meal!

Emily @ Life on Food March 1, 2012 - 11:46 am

I just saw all of the delicious treats on Steph’s post. I cannot wait for the bidding to begin!

Catalina @ Cake with Love March 1, 2012 - 11:16 am

Love the idea of pizza swirl so convinient and fun!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray March 1, 2012 - 9:24 am

Genius! Haha, leftover recipe parts is how I wound up having a green pepper-olive-pepperoni-chicken quesadilla last night. And it was actually darn good!

Jenn B-H March 1, 2012 - 9:04 am


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 1, 2012 - 8:49 am

Oh Erin, this looks wonderful! What a great use of leftover puff pastry. I am going to buy some puff pastry today. I never used it!


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