Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheel


With three main ingredients you can make this gorgeous giant puff pastry pinwheel in no time. Pesto and ricotta fill layers of puff pastry that are cut and twisted into a pinwheel which begs to be pulled apart!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 2 sheets puff pastry

  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 8 ½ ounces ricotta cheese

  • 8 ½ ounces pesto


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper and dust lightly with flour.

  2. Lay puff pastry on a flat work surface; cut a 12-inch circle from each sheet. Transfer 1 circle to the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Spread ricotta evenly over the pastry circle. Top with an even layer of pesto. Lay the second pastry circle on top. Set a small glass upside down in the middle of the circle.

  4. Cut the circle, away from the glass, into 4 equal quarters. Cut each quarter in half, then each eighth in half, to make 16 equal strips. Remove glass. Twist strips twice, two at a time, in the opposite direction. Pinch ends together. Repeat with remaining strips to make a pinwheel shape.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until pastry is browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If your pesto is particularly oily, which can be the case with some store-bought pesto, strain it through a fine sieve to remove some of the excess oil. Too much oil could result in pastry that is soggy or greasy.

If at any point the pastry becomes too soft, refrigerate it for 20 minutes. Keeping it cool ensures the puff pastry keeps its flaky layers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

535 Calories
40g Fat
31g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 535
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 432mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 314mg 24%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 168mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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