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Chili Cheddar Pinwheels

These baked Southwestern bites, made with crescent roll dough, will steal the show at your next get-together. "They'll disappear in no time," assures Mary Dorchester of Midland, Texas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    64 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 tablespoons picante sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Additional chili powder, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the cheddar cheese, chilies, picante sauce, chili powder, garlic salt and onion powder until blended.
  • Separate each tube of crescent roll dough into four rectangles; press perforations to seal. Spread about 1/4 cup cheese mixture over each rectangle. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Cut each roll into eight slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with additional chili powder if desired. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 101 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
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