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4-Ingredient Pesto Pinwheels

  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 16 pinwheels
  • Diet: Vegan


Learn how to make these easy, flaky, and delicious vegan pesto pinwheels with just 4 simple ingredients and about 20 minutes of your time! They are perfect for kids, parties, and even the pickiest of eaters.



  • 1 can crescent roll dough
  • 6 tablespoons vegan pesto
  • 2 tablespoons roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup shredded vegan mozzarella cheese


  • Spatula or spoon
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat(s)
  • 1 full or two half baking sheets
  • Sharp knife


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. If you don’t have a full sized baking sheet, you will need to use 2 half sheets.
  2. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into 4 rectangles. Using your fingers, mend the seams together to close any gaps on the dough.
  3. Evenly spread 1 1/2 tablespoons of pesto over each rectangle, leaving 1/4 inch of space around the edges. Sprinkle each rectangle with 1/2 tablespoon of roasted peppers and 1 tablespoon of vegan cheese.
  4. Carefully roll the dough starting on the short edge and pinch seam together. Using a sharp knife, cut the small logs into 4 pieces each, for a total of 16. Transfer the rolls to the baking sheets and place into the oven for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Serve warm.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Method: Oven

Keywords: pesto, pinwheels, super bowl, red pepper, vegan cheese, snack