Cheesy Green Olive Pinwheels – A super easy appetizer that will work for any get together. A creamy cheese filling, rolled in crescent dough and baked! Great to make ahead and have ready!
My parents are coming this week! They get here late Friday night, so the end of the week, but still. We haven’t seen them in a long time, so I think we are all excited for them to get here. And the timing works out perfectly, because my son has his Lego Robotics competition on Saturday. So they will get to see all the hard work his team has put into their presentation, project, and their robot. It has been a long season as a coach, so I am kind of happy we are close to being done. If they move onto State we will have to keep practicing, so it is kind of a double edge sword. You want them to win, but as a mom and coach, I am kind of done with early mornings and Sunday afternoon practices. Hopefully that doesn’t make me a horrible mom!
I can’t believe the holiday season is here. It is time to start planning menus, parties, and all of the get togethers. That is if you haven’t started already. I love hosting holiday parties, but I want to make sure that they are easy. I want to spend time with my guests and not in the kitchen working the whole time. And, I want them to love everything. So I have a few basics that get made every time, and then try out a few new recipes. Well these Cheesy Green Olive Pinwheels are going to make the “make every time” list. They are that good and that easy, and you can make them ahead. I have served them to 2 groups already, and got rave reviews and had no leftovers. That counts as a success in my book. Because let’s face it who doesn’t love a cheesy appetizer?
These cheesy green olive pinwheels are super easy to make. Just a few staple ingredients are mixed together and then rolled up in crescent dough. You can slice and have ready on a baking sheet in the fridge for whenever your guests arrive. Or have a couple small sheets that you just have to pop in the oven, and can always have hot pinwheels ready. Super easy, and everyone will love them. I used STAR Fine Foods Hot Pepper Stuffed Green Olives to give these pinwheels a little kick. A little heat always makes appetizers better. You can find these olives at Savemart and Walmart stores and online at http://bit.ly/HotPepperOlives. So when you are getting together this holiday season be sure to add these cheesy green olive pinwheels to the list, I promise everyone is going to be super impressed!
- • 1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese, softened
- • 1/2 cup mayo
- • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese , shredded
- • 1 clove garlic , grated
- • 1 (7oz) jar STAR Hot Pepper Stuffed Green Olives, drained and coarsely chopped
- • 1 package crescent roll sheets
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients. Mix until everything is evenly distributed.
Unroll crescent dough on large cutting board. Spread mixture evenly over the surface. Roll tightly into a log.
Using a serrated knife cut into 1/2 inch slices. Place on lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
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