Cheesy Roast Beef Pinwheels, from Holley Grainger

Cheesy Roast Beef Pinwheels

  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hour, 8 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 pinwheels 1x
  • Category: Lunch


Take lunchbox packing to the next level with savory Cheesy Roast Beef Pinwheels. Rolled in crescent dough, cut into spirals and baked, they’re a tasty twist on the traditional roast beef sandwich.

Makes 8-12 Pinwheels



  • 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent dough
  • 2 Tbsp mustard (honey mustard, Dijon, etc.), optional
  • 8 (½ -ounce) slices provolone cheese
  • 1012 (1-ounce) slices deli roast beef
  • ½ cup finely diced bell peppers, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 2 separate rectangles. Pinch seams to close.
  3. If desired, gently spread mustard onto dough. Top rectangles evenly with cheese, roast beef and, if desired, bell peppers.
  4. Beginning with the small side, tightly roll up dough, jelly roll style and pinch ends to seal. Repeat with remaining rectangle. Slice each roll into 4 to 6 equal pinwheels. Place pinwheels one inch apart on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cheese is melted and dough is golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store cooled pinwheels in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing instructions:

Fully bake pinwheels and allow to cool completely. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer. For best results, reheat on a baking sheet at 375 degrees F until warmed through.


Philly Cheesesteak Pinwheels: Add the optional ingredients listed above to the pinwheels to create a fun twist on the classic Philly cheesesteak.