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Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels
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Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

I was looking for a quick-and-simple meal idea when I came across this recipe for pinwheels. Lucky me, I had everything i needed to make them on-hand. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 558kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 11 ounce French bread dough you can also use canned or fresh pizza dough
  • 1 cup extra sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 18 sandwich meat

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 390 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Add the strips of bacon (do not overlap) and place in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Flip bacon and cook another 10-15 minutes or until crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Reduce oven to 350 F.
  • Remove foil from pan (if there's lots of grease you may wish to dab it up first with a paper towel), wad up and dispose.
  • Spray the pan with non-stick spray.
  • Open the can of dough and unroll. Use a rolling pin if needed to smooth it out into a square or rectangle (mine wanted to be a square), but don't let the dough get too thin. If desired, take a pizza wheel and cut off any jagged edges (but only if you're picky like I am).
  • Sprinkle the cheese around the dough, leaving a 1" border around all edges.
  • Add the sandwich meats and cooked bacon.
  • Starting on one edge, roll the dough up into a tight log.
  • Seal the ends and seam by pinching the sides together.
  • Cut a few small slits into the top of the loaf and transfer to the baking sheet, seam-side down. I used two large spatulas, gently sliding them under the log, to transfer the dough without problem.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing as thin or thick as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1891mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 1mg