Italian Pinwheel Rolls

Italian Pinwheel Rolls

"An enticing combination of Parmesan cheese, oregano and garlic makes these buttery rolls impossible to resist. 'The aroma that wafts through the house while they are baking is incredible,' writes Patricia FitzGerald from Candor, New York."
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, butter, salt and 1 cup flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with nonstick cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic and oregano to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 rolls.
  4. Place rolls cut side up in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack.


  • Nutritional Analysis: 1 roll equals 110 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. 49 Ratings

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I didn't have Parsley on hand so I substituted a list of Italian spices that I can't even remember. But it was still wonderful! Everyone loved them :)

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I'm going against the grain here, but these were not our favorite. I made these exactly as written... The dough was super sticky and hard to work with, the dough didn't rise much during the firs...

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I didn't have Parsley on hand so I substituted a list of Italian spices that I can't even remember. But it was still wonderful! Everyone loved them :)

These were luscious. I increased the butter and sugar both to 1 Tbsp. but followed the measurements exactly otherwise. I used my bread machine and ended up with a beautiful, easy to work with do...

These were very good. Made them for a Christmas get together. I used the bread machine on the dough cycle and it worked great. They were a little hard to cut once they were rolled up, so next t...

Yummy, but not as soft as expected. Coat the top with butter, or else it comes out very white. A golden sheen would make it far more appealing.

Fantastic! Loved by adults and kids alike! I did proof the yeast before mixing...recipe is a bit vague about this. Used Kithenaid Mixer with dough hook. Dough was a bit sticky, but I was wary o...

Anything that gets my two young boys to come running yelling, "What's that yummy smell?!!!" gets 5 stars in my book! This tasted as good as it smelled. I followed the recipe exactly except I use...

Halved the recipe and baked in a 9" round cake pan...subbed 1 tsp dried parsley for fresh and added 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Probably went a little heavy on the parmesan...rolls were pretty goo...

this will be my go to rolls to serve with pasta or soup worked so well...i did drain my jarred minced garlic and am glad...otherwise followed the recipe...whoa i and the dud thought the...

These are good, really good. They were a perfect bread for our pasta dinner. The dough was very easy to work with and roll out. They rose beautifully and had great flavor. No complaints here!

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