Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels

Now that Ramadan has officially started, I thought that I should share some of my favorite iftar recipes.  I prepped ahead of time and froze chicken spring rolls (recipe coming soon), beef samosas (recipe coming soon), and spinach and cheese pinwheels.  Today I’m sharing my pinwheel recipe 🙂 Happy fasting!

By the way, I’ve submitted this recipe to The Halal Foodie for their Ramadan Event, a place where you can find an awesome array of iftar recipes!




Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels

Yield:  35-40 Pieces


  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup monterey jack, cheddar, or mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Pinch garlic powder
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Beat egg and water in a bowl and set aside.  In a separate bowl, mix monterey jack cheese, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.

Dust the work surface with flour, and unfold the pastry sheets.  Brush each sheet with the egg wash.  Sprinkle the cheese mixture and spinach on the puff pastry sheets.

Starting at the shorter side, roll up each puff pastry sheet like a jelly roll.  Cut ½-inch thick slices (about 20 from each roll), and line them on baking sheets cut-side down.  Brush each slice with the egg wash.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Note: Pinwheels can be frozen as well.  Follow the recipe exactly, but do not bake.  Frozen pinwheels can be baked without defrosting, at 400°F for 15-17 minutes.


8 responses

  1. Ramadan Kareem to you, the pinwheels look mouthwatering, awesome click, thanks for sending it to my event . Could you mention in your post that you are linking this recipe to my event ? Thanks

  2. Salam,
    I’m new to freezing meals and was hoping you could provide some tips for this dish in particular. Should this be flash frozen or can it be immediately placed in freezer bags?


    • Wsalaam Fatema!
      Yes, these need to be flash frozen first and then transferred to a freezer safe container or bag. They can be baked directly from the freezer with no defrosting. Just add a few more minutes to the baking time.
      Hope that helps! And thanks for stopping by! 🙂
      P.s. If you do decide to use tbis recipe, please let me know how it turned out!

  3. ASA,

    I wanted to know of I can put the filling in the puff pastry she’ll instead of rolling in the sheet. Do you think that will taste fine too?

    • Wsalam!
      I personally have never used the shells, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. You might need to adjust the baking time a little, but I think it should be fine.
      Let me know how it goes, and thanks for stopping by!

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