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Cheesy Mushroom Pinwheels

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An easy hors d'oevure for Christmas or New Year's parties. Sauteed mushrooms and green onions combined with cream cheese all wrapped up in a refrigerated pizza crust.
4.9 from 15 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Mushroom pinwheels on a silver tray.

These Cheesy mushroom pinwheels are an easy, last minute hors d’oevure using a refrigerated pizza crust shortcut with a filling of mushrooms, green onions, and cream cheese.

The big moment – Christmas – is just a few days away! Ask me if I have everything done. Go ahead. But be ready for the glare that comes back your way :-) 

Mushroom pinwheels on a silver tray.

No, just like most of you I’m still running around like a crazy person trying to finish all the hundreds of little tasks that have to be completed by the 25th. And loving every minute of it. Really. I am. Honest.

During this time of craziness, it’s comforting to know that you have recipes that are quick to make when friends stop by or to take with you to holiday parties. And this Cheesy Mushroom Pinwheels appetizer couldn’t be easier or tastier. It’s loaded with cream cheese and mushrooms and made super easy by using a convenient refrigerated pizza crust.


  • Less than 30 minutes total time!
  • Easy to make using shortcut ingredients.
  • Great appetizer for many occasions.

Ingredient Notes

  • Refrigerated Pizza Crust (Use any brand you like. I usually choose Pillsbury.)
  • Cream Cheese (Should be at room temperature for best results.)
  • Poppy Seeds (If you don’t have poppy seeds, substitute sesame seeds.)

You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.

How to Make Cheesy Mushroom Pinwheels

Let’s Go Step-by-Step

I always like to show you the photos and step-by-step instructions for my recipes to help you picture how to make them in your own kitchen. If you just want to print out a copy, you can skip to the bottom of the post where you’ll find the recipe card.

Chop Mushrooms

Minced mushrooms on a cutting board.

Finely chop the mushrooms and green onion.

Cook the Vegetables

Mushrooms and green onions cooking in a skillet.

Cook the mushroom and green onions in butter.

Mix the Filling

Cooked mushroom mixture combined with cream cheese in a mixing bowl.

Let the mushrooms and green onions cool briefly and combine them with the softened cream cheese.

Spread onto Dough

Refrigerated pizza crust spread with mushroom and cream cheese mixture.

Roll out the pizza crust. Evenly spread the dough with the cream cheese mixture.

Roll Up and Cut

Filled, rolled pizza crust being sliced into rounds.

Roll the filling and pizza crust together from the long side. Use a sharp knife to cut into about 1-inch slices.

Add Egg Wash and Seeds

Pinwheels on a baking sheet.

Put the slices on a greased baking sheet, brush them with egg wash and sprinkle them with poppy seeds.

Bake

Mushroom pinwheels on a silver tray.

Pop the baking sheet in the oven and cook until golden brown.

You can serve these little gems either warm or at room temperature. They’re great with a glass of wine or whatever your libation of choice may be.

Storage and Make Ahead Information

  • Pinwheels may be made two to three days in advance and stored, well covered, in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving, or heat briefly in a 350 degree oven and serve warm.
  • To freeze – after completely cooled, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to one month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving either at room temperature or rewarmed.

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Recipe

Mushroom pinwheels on a silver tray.

Cheesy Mushroom Pinwheels

An easy hors d'oevure for Christmas or New Year's parties. Sauteed mushrooms and green onions combined with cream cheese all wrapped up in a refrigerated pizza crust.
4.94 from 15 votes
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 2 cups minced mushrooms (about 6 ounces)
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust (thin crust preferred)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Cook the mushrooms and green onions in butter until softened. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then combine with the cream cheese and salt in a small bowl.
  • Spread the cheese-mushroom filling over the pizza crust.
  • Roll the pizza crust from the long side pinching the ends to seal.
  • Cut the roll into 1/2-inch slices and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Combine the egg with water in a small bowl and brush over each slice.
  • Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • Bake at 400 degrees 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Ingredients:
  • Use any brand of refrigerated pizza crust you like. I usually choose Pillsbury.
  • Cream cheese should be at room temperature for best results.
  • If you don’t have poppy seeds, substitute sesame seeds.
Pinwheels may be made two to three days in advance and stored, well covered, in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving, or heat briefly in a 350 degree oven and serve warm.
To freeze – after completely cooled, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to one month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving either at room temperature or rewarmed.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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18 Comments

    1. Debbie – sorry I can’t say since I’ve never tried that. However, I do know that cream cheese normally doesn’t freeze well, so I wouldn’t recommend it.

  1. I’m going to make these for part 2 of my fiance and I’s valentine’s day! I love cooking so I’m making 3 courses the day after valentine’s day (since we’re going out for a romantic dinner on Friday!) Anyways! does anyone know if I can make these in advance (leave them on a baking sheet, cover & refrigerate) and just pop them in the oven when I’m ready? I’d like to get as much done ahead of time if possible. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  2. These look so delicious! I am obsessed with anything involves mushrooms and cheese and can’t wait to try these as the ultimate appetizer for my next dinner party. Yum!

  3. Anything with mushrooms we love here.. this is one recipe will be trying out this holiday week, but will make my own pizza dough..instead of using the dough you suggest.. Glad I discovered you today, what I have seen so far has been great.
    Seasons Greetings from Canada
    Germaine

  4. I will be making some of these to have in the fridge & pop in the oven when folks come by over the next few days. Now, if there was just a way to make my house clean this easily……. well..

    Miss P

  5. A fantastic recipe! I’ll be trying these for breakfast, for appetizers and as holiday snacks! Who could resist?! Thanks for sharing!!

    -Shannon

  6. Big mistake to come here before coffee or toast; dying for some for breakfast. They sound easy to make and delicious too…how perfect is that?

    1. You know, Barb…these would actually be great with breakfast or brunch. Cream cheese, mushrooms and pastry. How can you go wrong?