Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels

Per Serving (1/8th of recipe, 1 pinwheel): 3 Points+
125 calories, 6.25g fat, 405mg sodium, 13g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 5g protein

The recipe: "300 under 300", pages 248 - 249

As I said once before, I will probably end up making all of the recipes in the pizza chapter of "300 under 300" since my family loves pizza so much.  The more alternatives I can give them to the actual thing, the less likely they are to want it (that's my theory, anyway!).

I was a little bit disappointed in how these ended up turning out.  These pizza pinwheels reminded me more of a seasoned bread stick than they did pizza.  They were a little dry for my taste.  Even with dipping them in seasoned crushed tomatoes, I still didn't really feel like I was eating pizza.  They were not necessarily bad - just not what I was expecting. 

One of the problems I had while making these was spreading the laughing cow cheese/sundried tomato mixture out evenly enough.  There is a fairly large rectangle of dough that you have to spread the cheese mixture over, and hardly any cheese at all.  I just ended up strategically placing the cheesy sundried tomato pieces over the dough, and spreading what I could around.  Once made, it seemed to be fine, however.  I didn't have any bites that seemed to be lacking in flavor any more than the others.

So, if you are looking for an appetizer that is a creative alternative to seasoned bread sticks, then I would  recommend these.  Just make sure you have some marinara or crushed tomatoes to dip them in.  And also be careful how many of these you eat - they are not exactly very filling for 3 points+ each.


  1. I changed up the recipe since I couldn't find sundried tomatoes. I added alittle basil herbed feta cheese and dipped in marinara.