Spanish Puff Pastry Pinwheels

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Spanish Puff Pastry Pinwheels are an easy and delicious appetizer, filled with lots of Spanish chorizo and manchego cheese.

Chorizo Manchego Pinwheels

I am the self proclaimed queen of super fast dinners. You sort of have to get creative when you have a newborn and you’re using one hand to do all necessary daily tasks. I’m a wizard at one-handed bed making, one-handed-putting-on-pants and believe it or not, I’m typing this very blog post with uno hando {that’s Spanish for one hand incase you were wondering…don’t quit my day job? Ok.}

Are my super fast dinners traditional? Not really. Delicious? Yes.

As of late, we eat lots of pancakes, crepes, soup, sandwiches and random snacks thrown together for dinner. Today I’m sharing one of those ‘random snack’ dinners that came together quite nicely just a few days ago! I made these easy Chorizo Manchego Pinwheels and served them with some other appetizer-like snacks: veggies, dip, olives, sliced deli meats, cheeses and almonds.My two kiddos actually prefer snacks for dinner, so we do this pretty regularly.  I suppose you could call this dinner a kid-friendly tapas. I did use Spanish ingredients, after all.

I was able to find both my chorizo and manchego cheese at Fred Meyer. The location I shop at has a huge deli and specialty cheese sections. It’s glorious. I’m there so frequently that I’ve been known to literally help other shoppers find the smoked mozzarella and gouda. {Like, literally been like “Oh, its not over here, it’s over there. Here, let me show you.” Haha!}

If you can’t find chorizo at your grocery store, feel free to use a hard salami. If you can’t find manchego, use a hard white cheddar or parmesan. All would be delicious options.

By the way, starting in April, Fred Meyer will have all things Spanish because they are doing a Taste of Spain! That means they will have lots of products from Spain in their store available for purchase. Yes please!

Anyways, here’s how to make them:


Start by finely dicing some of that fabulous chorizo.

shredded cheese

Also, grate some manchego too.

Shredded cheese and chorizo

On some puff pastry, sprinkle the chorizo pieces and the grated cheese along with some salt {not a ton} some pepper and some dried parsley flakes. Roll this up as tight as you can and slice.

Chorizo Manchego Pinwheels Unbaked

Get these little guys onto a baking sheet {you’ll get about 20 or so} and bake!

Chorizo Manchego Pinwheels

They are done when they’re all puffed and golden and that cheese has turned into crispy, delicious, edible GOLD.

Chorizo Manchego Pinwheels

You’re going to want to eat these relatively quickly. The fresher they are the better they taste 🙂

Chorizo Manchego Pinwheels with vegetables

I just added mine to a platter of goodies that we ate for dinner.

Chorizo Manchego Pinwheels

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Chorizo Manchego Pinwheels with vegetables

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Chorizo Manchego Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Spanish Puff Pastry Pinwheels are an easy and delicious appetizer, filled with lots of spanish chorizo and manchego cheese.
servings 20 pieces
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 sheet puff pastry half of a 17.3oz box, thawed
  • 1/4 cup spanish chorizo finely diced
  • 1/4 cup grated manchego cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside. Unfold cold, but defrosted puff pastry and place onto floured work surface. Gently roll with rolling pin to ensure dough seams are together.
  • Sprinkle with chorizo, cheese, salt {don't use a ton!}, pepper and parsley flakes. Roll up as tight as possible and cut into twenty thin pinwheel slices. A serrated bread knife worked great for me!
  • Place pinwheels onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and cheese has melted and is crispy. Cool slightly and serve immediately. These taste best fresh!


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Puff Pastry Pinwheels

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  1. Mia

    You are truly amazing! Im enjoying all yoir recipes and am excited to share these beautiful creations at open houses!
    God bless you all. Shch a beautiful family, good for you! Sincerely, Mia

  2. marilyn short

    but Lauren, do you know the Ingredients of that Charizo?? Made me ill, reading it , on the casing!
    Yours looks so yummy, guess I’ll use gr. lamb or sausage.