Bacon Jalapeño Pinwheels

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Published: 01/28/2022 | Updated: 04/03/2024

If you’re looking for a new party appetizer or snack idea, then look no further than Bacon Jalapeño Pinwheels. With these easy-to-make pinwheels, you can use any variation of lunchmeat you like to make your pinwheel filling. The ingredients are simple and the process is quick, so this recipe is perfect for game day or any other time you need something to munch on in between meals.

Bacon Jalapeño Pinwheels

How to Make Bacon Jalapeno Pinwheels

These simple little pinwheels are quick to whip up. The sweetness of the cream cheese and sugar pair nicely with the spiciness of the jalapeños amazing flavor and the saltiness of the bacon.

Use one package of refrigerator croissant dough. Break it in two and place each rectangle down on a baking sheet. Press the seams together or use a small roller to smooth the seams.

Mix together one brick of softened cream cheese, one or two slices of crumble-cooked bacon, 1 Tbsp. of sugar, and 1/2 a diced jalapeño. If you want these to be less spicy, you can remove the seeds from the jalapeño. I am a fan of spicy food, so I always keep the seeds in.

Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the rectangles of dough. Roll the rectangles on the long side and then slice into pieces about one inch wide.

Bacon Jalapeño Pinwheels

Be sure to leave a bit of space in between the pieces as they will spread as they cook. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden and serve.

Bacon Jalapeño Pinwheels

Bacon Jalapeño Pinwheels

Cook Time15 minutes
Author: The Endless Appetite


  • tube of refrigerator croissant rolls
  • package of cream cheese
  • 1-2  slices  of cooked bacon
  • 1  Tbsp.  sugar
  • 1/2   jalapeño finely diced


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Separate the croissant dough in two and create two rectangles, smoothing out the seams.
  • Mix together one softened block of cream cheese, the sugar, crumbled cooked bacon, and jalapeño.
  • Roll both from the long side.
  • Slice the rolls into pieces about one inch wide.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden.

How to tame jalapenos?

Jalapeno peppers are spicy hot! You should wear gloves when handling them. Boil them for about five minutes to get rid of the heat. Cool them down before using. 

Can I make Bacon Jalapeño Pinwheels ahead of time and warm them up to serve when my party starts?

Yes and No. Technically you could pre-make these ahead of time and reheat them in the microwave. But they will get soggy! You could toss them into the oven to warm them. If you want to save time, I would recommend cooking the rolls until you get to the step of slicing them into pinwheel shapes. At this point, you could wrap them in saran wrap and place them in the refrigerator until ready to serve. They can stay refrigerated for 24 hours, then slice, bake and enjoy! Also, they taste great at room temperature!

Can I add extra flavors or change up some of the ingredients?

You’re right, you should get crazy with it. I’ll try making those pepper puffs again but this time using the cream cheese. Thanks for your help!

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Try this bacon jalapeño pinwheels appetizer recipe for your next dinner party!

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In conclusion, bacon jalapeño pinwheels are the perfect appetizer for game days! They are easy to make and everyone will love them. So be sure to give this recipe a try next time you need a delicious appetizer or perfect party food!

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