Cheesy Pesto Wheels

A pinwheel pastry on a baking sheet
Prep Time: 
30 min prep time + 30 min chill time
Number of Servings: 
serves 8
Recipe Source: 
Vegetarian Party Food by Jessica Oldfield ($19.99, Hardie Grant Books, 2018)


  • 2 Tbsp pesto
  • 1 sheet (10 by 10-inch) puff pastry, thawed
  • 3 12 oz grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Spread pesto over puff pastry sheet, leaving a 12 inch border around edge.
  2. Scatter over cheese and cranberries. Brush edges with beaten egg. Starting from one side, roll up pastry tightly to enclose filling. Wrap pastry roll in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400º.
  4. Remove plastic wrap from roll. Brush roll with egg. Cut roll into 8 slices. Place each slice, cut-side up, on a baking-paper-lined tray.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.
Nutrition Info: 
243 Calories, 6 g Protein, 15 g Carbohydrates, 1 g Fiber, 18 g Total fat (6 g sat), 206 mg Sodium,  Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), Calcium, Phosphorus

Try Making Your Own Pesto!