These delicious Cheddar Chorizo Pinwheel Bites are one of my favorite easy appetizers! They can even be made a day ahead so you can enjoy the party!
CHEDDAR CHORIZO PINWHEEL BITES!
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I don’t tend to share recipes made with puff pastry. You know, it doesn’t really fit into that whole “healthy” thing. But … I LOVE how flaky and tender it is and how it can make any appetizer feel extra special.
These chorizo pinwheel bites are a delicious combination of spicy/ cheesy/ buttery/ and a little sweet. It’s a little bit of everything amazing all in one bite.
Just imagine biting through buttery pastry, chewy spicy chorizo, and melty cheese. In the background, there’s a tiny hint of something sweet.
And then there’s the garlic dipping sauce. Not that these guys need to get any more amazing, but dips are more fun than no dips. It’s kind of over the top, just the way they should be.
These bites would be perfect for your Christmas or New Year’s holiday entertaining. They can be prepped a day in advance so all you have to do is take them out of the fridge and pop them in the oven when guests ring your doorbell. They also travel well so you can bring them to a potluck.
Can you promise me you’ll make these chorizo pinwheel bites? You will be the star of your household when you put these on the table. Pinky swear.
- 1 package of puff pastry
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 spicy chorizo sausage links about 1 lb. total
- Parsley and paprika to garnish
Garlic mayo dip:
- ¼ cup real mayonnaise
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- A pinch of sea salt and black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line an 11x13 inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Working with one piece at a time, roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface until it is just larger than the chorizo. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese down the center lengthwise and then drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of the honey. Top with one chorizo sausage and then roll tightly. Seal the seam with a little water then twist the ends shut. Repeat with the other puff pastry.
- Slice each roll into 10 equal slices and place the rounds on the lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and lightly browned.
- While the chorizo pinwheels are baking, prepare the garlic mayo dip by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Serve the pinwheels topped with a little sprinkle of paprika and some parsley.
If you love fun party appetizers, try these Sweet Hoisin Meatballs: