Air Fried Stromboli Pinwheels

Warning: These are addictive! Stromboli Pinwheels are easy to make and perfect to make ahead of time if you plan to have people over or if you have a surprise visit from friends or family. Of course, because they are so addictive, it might just be good to have them on hand all the time!

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Stromboli Pinwheels

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Cook Time: 20 m
  • Total Time: 35 m
  • Servings:


  • 1 14-ounce package prepared pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces Provolone cheese sliced
  • 2 ounces genoa salami sliced
  • 2 ounces sandwich sized pepperoni sliced
  • 2 ounces Capicola ham
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickled hot peppers
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
  • olive oil
  • dried oregano or Italian seasoning


  1. Roll the pizza dough into a 10-inch by 14-inch rectangle. Spread the pizza sauce over half of the dough. Layer the sliced provolone cheese over the dough leaving a 1-inch border on the long edge at the top of the dough. Shingle layers of the salami, pepperoni, and Capicola ham and mozzarella cheese on top, continuing to leave the 1-inch border at the top. Spread the spicy mustard over the cheese and sprinkle hot peppers and black olives on top. Cut the dough rectangle in half to form two rectangles. Roll each dough rectangle up around the meats and cheeses starting from the long end closest to you. Pinch the seam together at the top. Brush both Stromboli with olive oil and sprinkle oregano (or Italian seasoning) on top. Transfer the Stromboli to the freezer for about 10 to 20 minutes to make it easier to slice.
  2. Pre-heat the air fryer to 360°F.
  3. Remove the Stromboli from freezer and slice each half into 6 pieces. You will have 12 pinwheels in total.
  4. Line the air fryer basket with a piece of parchment paper. Air-fry 6 pinwheels at a time for 10 minutes at 360ºF. Let them cool a little before serving warm with pizza sauce on the side for dipping.
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  1. 5 stars
    Did this for lunch last Saturday, Sensational way of doing stromboli! STUNNING VISUALLY TOO. However, here in Launceston Tasmania, supermarkets do not stock pre-made pizza dough. So it took an extra hour+ to make the dough and for it to rise, but well worth it. I m now looking forward to trying out recipes from your books Air Fry Genius and Air Fry Everything. both of which I bought at once, as ebooks. I also treated myself to Make It Sous Vide. THANK YOU BLUE JEAN CHEF

    1. Well, thank YOU, Greg. So glad you liked the stromboli pinwheels and I bet it was even better for you since you made your own dough. 😊 ML

    1. Hi Sandy. The sauce is spread lengthwise on half of the dough and each pinwheel will have sauce in it. I don’t cover the entire surface because I feel it is too much sauce and is too hard to roll with a lot of sauce in the dough. Check out the step-by-step video to see how to assemble. I always serve them with a dish of marinara along side for dipping or spooning on top of the finished pinwheels.

  2. These sound wonderful. The ingredients all seem freezable. Can these be frozen after rolling up and then partially thawed, sliced, and baked off just before serving? Thaw completely after slicing?

    1. Thank Rita, yes you can make ahead and freeze. Just freeze them in the logs. Remove them from the freezer and rest on the counter for about 20-30 minutes until partially thawed, then slice and air fry. Be sure they don’t completely defrost before slicing into disks. You can air fry them if the slices are still slightly frozen, just add a minute or two to the cooking time.

  3. Meredith,
    I have a question. When you mention putting parchment paper in the bottom of the air fryer, do I have to punch holes in it? I have seen recipes that call for perforated parchment in the air fryer and was confused. I Googled it and I guess it’s available, but I trust you more than any other chef, so I’m counting on you to help with this. Especially for Super Bowl when I make your recipe for the Orange Sesame Wings. I can’t wait for them! Thanks! I’ve been following you for years. Actually since you first started on QVC! I can’t wait for your new line of stuff! Thanks for all your help! I look forward to your emails for what I learn, the recipes and the pictures of Hazel and Lou Lou! ♥️

    1. Hi Penny. You only need to punch holes in the parchment paper if there is grease that needs to drip through. In this recipe, lining the basket is just to help with clean up, should the cheese melt out a little. Having said that, punching holes in the parchment will do no harm. In fact, you can now purchase parchment paper that comes perforated for your air fryer. For the chicken wings, I would either go without parchment paper or definitely punch holes in it.

  4. 5 stars
    My family LOVES this recipe. We have this as dinner with a green salad or with fruit. If there are any leftovers, take them to work for lunch the next day. But that is a big if! Thank you for sharing with us.

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