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Pistachio Pizza Pinwheels - Such fun ingredients, and so delicious!
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Pistachio Pinwheels

This flavor combo is really unique and oh so delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Appetizer
Servings: 24 pinwheels


  • 1 pizza dough regular size
  • 1 1/4 C shredded mozzarella divided
  • 6 slices mortadella
  • 1/4 C pistachios shelled


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 C milk whole is best
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp salt more to taste


  • Make up a batch of our No Rise Pizza Dough, or use a store bought dough. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small skillet, melt butter. Add flour to create a roux. Whisk constantly until butter is browned and flour is mixed in (about 2 minutes)
  • Slowly add in milk while whisking. Keep stirring until sauce has thickened.
  • Once sauce is thick, remove from heat. Add 1/4 C mozzarella, salt and pepper. Set aside. 
  • Liberally flour your work surface. Roll out pizza dough into a rectangle about 16" x 12". Top with sauce, remaining mozzarella and pistachios. Spread mortadella out evenly to cover entire surface. 
  • Roll along the length, so the finished roll is about 16" long. Cut off uneven ends. Cut into 1/2" slices.
  • Place each pinwheel onto baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until dough is fully cooked and cheese is just starting to brown. 
  • Remove and try to wait until it's cooled to chow down!


If you want to make ahead, create the roll and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to slice and bake.