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Puff Pastry Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels Recipe

These Puff Pastry Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels are the best party food that will not disappoint!

You may remember these bacon cheddar pinwheels that I made last year? I thought those were the best until I made these.

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I was ready to add a little spice to my game day grub. Although I was not looking for anything fried, so I went with the next best thing.

Adding these to BBQ jalapeño popper dip would be a great idea too!

I am going to be a little honest with you. I am not sure I have actually ever had a jalapeño popper. Shocking, right? Well, they have always looked good to me, but it’s not something I want to run out and buy.

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I did do a quick search on the internet to find out what actually goes into a jalapeño popper.

It seems this varies a lot depending on who is making it. That’s okay, I went with something simple.

Making these with only four ingredients is my kind of appetizer! Typically, I have most of the ingredients in my refrigerator at any given time, so it was super simple to make.

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So, what is in them? Well, I just added some cream cheese, which seems to be staple ingredient. Also cheddar cheese.

Some recipes you will find sour cream and garlic, but I didn’t really feel like adding that into my recipe.

How can I make this spicier? When I cleaned my jalapeños, I took out all of the seeds.

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If you want them to have more of a kick to them just chop them up without removing the seeds. This will help add a little more spice to the pinwheels.

Next time I think I will take my own advice because the first time around these were lacking in spice!

If you are looking for more party foods try these pepperoni pizza pinwheels or these buffalo chicken skillet nachos!

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Puff Pastry Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels Recipe

Nancy Piran
Puff Pastry Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels are just as ready for a game day as you are! They transport perfectly for tailgates.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 1 pinwheel
Calories 207.73 kcal


  • 1 Puff Pastry thawed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Water
  • 1 Cream Cheese softened
  • 0.25 Jalapeño diced
  • 1.5 Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  • Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
  • Whisk egg and water in small bowl, set aside.
  • Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Roll out to into 9×13 rectangle. Brush with egg wash. Set aside.
  • In small bowl add cream cheese, jalapeño peppers and cheddar cheese. Mix together.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over puff pastry.
  • Starting from the longer side, roll up tightly into a log shape.
  • Cut into 12 slices. Lay flat on baking sheet. Brush with egg mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 207.73kcalCarbohydrates: 9.1gProtein: 6.85gFat: 12.42gSaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 146.02mgFiber: 0.54gSugar: 0.56g
Keyword Appetizers, Baked, Cheese, Easy, Game Day Grub, Jalapeños, Party Food, Puff Pastry, Spicy
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