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Sausage Pumpkin Pinwheels Appetizers

Sausage Pumpkin Pinwheels Appetizers – an excellent recipe for parties or potlucks around the holidays.

Easy to make, this recipe uses just a few ingredients, like puff pastry, sausages, pumpkin puree, cheese, and green onions. Delicious and perfect! Enjoy!

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This recipe of Sausage Pumpkin Pinwheels Appetizers is excellent for a party. I would also make these appetizers whenever I am in the mood for a snack.

Just give me some puff pastry, and I can make a million things with it. It is versatile, and you can make sweet or savory things without problems.

I made them for the Friday night dinner after Thanksgiving, then served and watched them disappear from the plate. “Delicious!” said everyone!

It makes a great appetizer in the fall when the pumpkin is in season, but if you are in the mood for these delicious little pastries and you find a can of pumpkin puree in the grocery store outside the season, you are good to go.

What ingredients we need for this recipe:

  • Puff pastry

We will use frozen puff pastry sheets, defrosted according to the instructions on the box.

  • Sausage

Mild Italian sausage is what I like to use, but you can use any sausage you have or want.

  • Pumpkin puree

You do not need an entire can of pumpkin puree, but you can use leftover pumpkin puree from other recipes.

  • Cheese

You need a melting cheese like Cheddar cheese, Cheddar, Gruyere, Mozzarella, Fontina, Provolone, etc.

  • Green onions

We use green onions to bring color, flavor, and texture to the pinwheels.

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How to make these fantastic and easy pumpkin sausage pinwheels:

Step 1.

Preheat the oven.

Step 2.

Prepare the baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or silicone mats.

Step 3.

Cook the sausage. You can peel the casing and cook the sausage meat until crumbly or dice it and cook it like that. Remove the sausage from the pan and drain it on paper towels.

Cooking sausages for puff pastry pinwheels

Step 4.

Flour the working surface and unroll the puff pastry.

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Step 5.

Spread each puff pastry sheet with equal amounts of pumpkin puree. Sprinkle the cooked sausage, chopped green onions, and shredded cheese.

Steps for filling the puff pastry

Step 6.

Roll each puff pastry into a log.

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Seal the seams so the filling doesn’t come out. Cut the logs into 12 slices each.

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Step 7.

Place the pinwheels on the baking sheet with some space in between and bake until lightly browned.

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Allow them to cool before you serve them.

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Can I make them in advance?

Yes, you can. Assemble them the night before and refrigerate them in an airtight container until you are ready to bake them.

Can I freeze them unbaked?

Yes, you can freeze them for up to two months. Freeze them on the baking sheets first, then place them in freezer-safe bags for up to a month.

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When ready to bake, just preheat the oven and place them on the baking sheet. Bake them for a minute or two longer than the recipe requires. (as they are frozen and need more time in the oven).


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Here are a few suggestions for Thanksgiving recipes:

Best Thanksgiving Pies And Tarts

Best Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Best Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkey Recipes

Best Sour Cherry Pie

Thanksgiving side dish recipes to make in advance:

Easy Baked Pumpkin Mac And Cheese

Traditional Cheesy Potatoes

Vegetarian Wild Rice And Mushroom Stuffing

Easy Sausage, Cranberries, and Walnuts Stuffing

Baked Brandied Cranberry Sauce(my favorite)

Cranberry Chutney With Apples

Scalloped Corn With Vegetables(also my favorite)

Apples And Berries Pie

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Sausage Pumpkin Pinwheels Appetizers

Sausage Pumpkin Pinwheels Appetizers are a great recipe for parties or potlucks around the fall or winter holidays. Easy to make, this recipe uses just a few ingredients, like puff pastry, sausages, pumpkin puree, cheese, and green onions. Delicious and perfect! Enjoy!
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pastry pinwheels, pinwheel appetizer recipes, pumpkin pinwheels appetizers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 12 pinwheels
Calories: 179kcal


  • 1 box frozen puff pastry sheets defrosted according to the instructions(17.25oz)
  • 3 ounces mild Italian sausage or any favorite one uncooked
  • 7 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup shredded melting cheese like Cheddar Gruyere, Mozzarella, Fontina, Provolone
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped green onion


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set it aside.
  • Cut the sausage into small pieces and cook it in a small pan over medium heat, stirring until browned for approximately 5 minutes. Let drain on a paper towel and set it aside.
  • Lightly flour the table and unroll the puff pastry sheets.
  • Spread each sheet with pumpkin puree. Sprinkle the sausage over the pumpkin puree, and add cheese and green onions. Gently press the ingredients into the pastry.
  • Roll each sheet like a log, ensuring the seams are sealed. Cut the log into 12 slices.
  • Place each pinwheel on the baking sheet leaving about 2 inches between each piece. Bake them at 375F for about 17-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Let them slightly cool before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 1466IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating

Annabelle Barnes

Sunday 5th of November 2017

Recipe looks delicious and easy. I making this morning for a party. I see it includes Pumpkin but nowhere in the instructions say where to add it....I will figure it is best to mix with cooked sausage prior to including on pastry. Just wanted you to know the pumpkin appears to be missing from instructions.

The Bossy Kitchen

Sunday 5th of November 2017

I am so sorry for this and really grateful for letting me know! I corrected the recipe. So, before you add the cooked sausage and the rest of the ingredients, spread 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree on each puff pastry sheet. Then continue with the recipe. I hope you read it on time, before you start working on them. I am so sorry again for the missing ingredient. Thanks for letting me know!