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Mushroom Goat Cheese Pinwheels on a soapstone platter with little plaid napkins around.
Mushroom Goat Cheese Pinwheels
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Freezing Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
These super tasty appetizers are easy to make for any get together. Plus, they are easy to make ahead of time since they freeze so well. If you make a couple of batches, you can have a roll of pinwheels in the freezer, ready to bake for any surprise visit from guests.
Course: Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Favorites, Great Snacks, Individual Servings, Make Ahead, Quick and Easy, Pork
Servings: 24 pinwheels
Calories: 71 kcal
  • 4 ounces bacon
  • 1 onion diced
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms large dice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 4 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 egg beaten
  1. Pre-heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook for 5 minutes until it has softened but is not fully cooked. Add the onion and sauté for a few minutes, until it starts to soften. Add the mushrooms and thyme, and continue to cook until the bacon is cooked through and the onions have browned. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool completely.

  2. Roll a sheet of puff pastry into a rectangle about 9-inches by 13-inches and place one of the long sides closest to you. Spread the mushroom mixture over the puff pastry, leaving a 1-inch border on the long side farthest from you. Scatter the goat cheese evenly over the mushroom mixture and sprinkle the chives on top. Brush the 1-inch puff pastry border with the egg wash. Roll the puff pastry up jelly-roll style, starting with the long end closest to you and rolling towards the empty 1-inch border. Pinch the edge to seal it shut. You should now have a 13-inch log of puff pastry. Place it in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  4. Remove the log from the freezer and using a gentle sawing motion, slice the puff pastry into 24 slices. Place the slices a baking sheet, leaving 1-inch between each slice. Brush the top of each pinwheel slice with egg wash.
  5. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes until the puff pastry is lightly browned. Transfer the baked pinwheels to a serving platter and serve warm.
Recipe Notes

**Pinwheels can be made up to 2 months in advance. Freeze the log whole. Rest on the counter for 30 minutes, then slice and bake 20 to 23 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Goat Cheese Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving (1 pinwheel)
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 58mg2%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.