These healthy pizza pinwheels are easy to make and great for a crowd - a perfect appetizer or snack that's better for you!

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healthy pizza pinwheels

The big game is right around the corner, and that means SNACKS! These Healthy Pizza Pinwheels are one of my favorite snacks I’ve ever made – and that’s saying a lot. They’re perfectly chewy, cheesy, salty – they’re literally a pepperoni pizza rolled into a perfect little bun. They’re easy to make, great for a crowd, and you can customize them with whatever toppings and fillings you like. The best part? They’re better for you. Made with two ingredient dough, which is essentially magic, these are WW friendly and delicious.

healthy pizza pinwheels

Making Healthy Pizza Pinwheels

These may look like intricate little buns, but they’re pretty easy to put together. This recipe is best made in a square baking dish (8×8 or 9×9), as it will yield 12 pinwheels. Other than that, you’ll just need a mixing bowl, cutting board, and some utensils.

To make these, you’ll need:

Dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup nonfat greek yogurt (I use Fage 0%)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 egg

For the delicious pizza filling, you’ll need:

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1.5 cups shredded light mozzarella (or cheese of choice)
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup chopped or whole pepperoni (approx 22 pieces)
healthy pizza pinwheels

First, mix all of your dough ingredients, ideally using a stand mixer + dough hook (or use a wooden spoon, but the dough is sticky). Flour a surface well (I use a silicone baking mat) and roll the rough out into a rectangle (roughly 12×16 inches. In another small bowl, mix cheese and sauce, then spread over the dough, leaving about an inch uncovered on the long edge thats further from you. Sprinkle with parmesan, basil, and layer pepperoni on top, as above.

healthy pizza pinwheels

Starting at the long edge closest to you, carefully begin to roll the dough up and away from you toward the uncovered edge. Roll it all the way up, leave the seam side down. Cut into 12 pinwheels and arrange in a well-sprayed baking dish. Spray tops with cooking spray and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven, finish with a bit of parmesan and chopped basil, and enjoy!

healthy pizza pinwheels
healthy pizza pinwheels

Healthy Pizza Pinwheels

Jacklin Altman
These Healthy Pizza Pinwheels are the perfect game day snack and are great for a crowd. They're better-for-you, easy to make, and absolutely delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pinwheels
Calories 201 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • Cutting Board
  • 8×8 baking dish
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

Dough:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
Filling:
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1.5 cups cheese
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup turkey pepperoni chopped or whole, roughly 22 of them

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large bowl, ideally using a stand mixer + dough hook, combine all dough ingredients until you have a smooth dough ball.
  • Flour a surface well and roll dough out to large rectangle, roughly 12×16. In a small mixing bowl, combine shredded cheese and pizza sauce and mix together.
  • Leaving the long edge thats further from you about 1 inch uncovered (see photo above), spread mixture all over dough. Sprinkle with parmesan and chopped basil, top with pepperoni.
  • Starting at the long edge closer to you, carefully roll the dough up to create a roll, leaving the seam side down. Cut into 12 even pinwheels.
  • Spray an 8×8 square baking dish well with cooking spray and arrange pinwheels in it. Spray tops with cooking spray and bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes. Let cool slightly, sprinkle with extra parmesan and basil, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 14gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 597mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 231IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 179mgIron: 2mg
Keyword appetizer, pizza, healthy, cheese, gameday, weight watchers, WW, snack
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4 thoughts on “Healthy Pizza Pinwheels”

  1. 5 stars
    What a fun spin on pizza! I loved this version of “2 ingredient dough” it was so easy to work with and the added spices gave it a nice flavor. I personally would maybe use a larger pan than 8×8, maybe my 7×11 but they were delicious, and reheated nicely in the air fryer.

  2. My family loooved these! Thank you so much for this fun and healthy take on pizza! I’m going to make these for Super Bowl!

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