Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday Recipe

I thought these sounded delicious. Seeing a lot of these recipes using Pillsbury products lately, they look pretty good and mostly quite easy to make.

Loaded Potato Pinwheels

Source: Pillsbury® Crescents

28 servings

Rec ImageApps and drinks at home? Roll up a cheesy bacon and potatoes mix in crescents for an awesome appetizer.

1 bag (11.8 ounces) Green Giant® Steamers frozen backyard grilled potatoes
1 1/4 cups finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (5 ounces)
1/2 cup cooked real bacon bits (from a jar or package)
3 tablespoons milk
1 can Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet or 1 can (8 ounces) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion tops (3 medium)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two large cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Microwave frozen potatoes 3 to 4 minutes to thaw. In medium bowl, with fork, mash potatoes leaving some small pieces. Stir in cheese, 1/3 cup of the bacon bits and the milk until well blended.
If using crescent dough sheet, unroll dough on cutting board; press into 14 x 8-inch rectangle. If using crescent rolls, unroll dough on cutting board, press into 14 x 8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Cut into two rectangles, 14 x 4 inches each. Spread half of the potato mixture on one rectangle to within 1/4-inch of long edges. Starting at one long side, tightly roll up dough; pinch seams to seal. Using serrated knife, cut roll into 14 slices. Place slices, cut side up, on cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
Bake 17 to 21 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately, remove from cookie sheets to serving plate. Top each pinwheel with sour cream, remaining bacon bits and the green onions. Serve warm.

Have a great weekend
Jo (2)


  1. I've nearly caused family civil wars over this before, but I think those store bought cans of biscuits and croissants and other pastries are better than what typically gets made at home after slaving away at it for a long time. So I encourage everyone in my family to just buy the cans (or frozen, whatever) items they need if it's a pastry and just go with that.

    I have never quite figured out how to make that suggestion and it not sound like an insult to all the work that's been done crafting something good for a family event though.

    1. I can see where it could cause a problem. I have never been particularly good at making pastry so I always buy my pie crusts. Mine tend to be so heavy they would make a hole in the floor if you dropped them. Apart from anything else, they are so quick to use.

  2. Hi Jo .. the ideas here sound delicious .. I do love home made pastry - but I'm hopeless at it too .. my mother made amazing croissants way back when .. I never tried, no need without the family aspect around ..

    I hope you're safe in amongst the snow storms ....sunshine here today ! - Cheers Hilary

    1. My ex's second wife did show me a few tips and my pastry got better, but I actually don't much like pastry anyway so as I said, buy it.

      Luckily, although we had snow this morning, this afternoon it is brilliantly sunny.

  3. The Loaded Potato Pinwheels look absolutely delicious! Now I can't stop thinking about that adorable Pillsbury Doughboy! Looking forward to following more of your recipes, Jo!