Pea+Cream Cheese Pinwheels

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Even if you don’t like peas, you will love these easy pea + cream cheese pinwheels. They are so yummy and so easy to make! I hope you love them as much as I do.

As a mom, I am always on the lookout for nutritious and delicious recipes that my toddler will not only enjoy but also benefit from. Today, I want to share a fantastic recipe that has become a staple in our household – Pea and Cream Cheese Pinwheels. Packed with the goodness of peas, cream cheese, and a touch of cheesy delight, these pinwheels are not only a treat for the taste buds but also a nutritional powerhouse for your little ones.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz steamable pea bag
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • Parmesan or mozzarella cheese
  • Crescent roll dough

Instructions:

  1. Steam and Blend: Start by steaming the 12 oz pea bag according to the package instructions. Once steamed, transfer the peas to a blender along with 4 oz of cream cheese. Blend until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
  2. Prepare the Crescent Roll Dough: Roll out the crescent roll dough and ensure there are no breaks in the dough. This step is crucial to ensure that the pea and cream cheese mixture stays securely inside the pinwheels.
  3. Spread the Pea Mixture: Evenly spread the pea and cream cheese mixture over the entire surface of the crescent roll dough. This vibrant green mixture not only adds a pop of color but also introduces essential nutrients into your toddler’s diet.
  4. Cheesy Topping: Sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan or mozzarella cheese on top of the pea mixture. This step adds an extra layer of flavor that will undoubtedly appeal to your toddler’s taste buds.
  5. Roll it Up: Carefully roll up the crescent roll dough with the pea mixture and cheese inside, creating a log shape. This step is not only fun for your little one but also ensures that each bite contains a perfect balance of flavors.
  6. Slice into Pinwheels: Use a sharp knife to cut the rolled-up dough into 1-inch pieces, forming adorable pinwheels.
  7. Bake to Perfection: Preheat your oven and place the pinwheels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the pinwheels are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Why Pea and Cream Cheese Pinwheels are Great for Toddlers:

  1. Nutrient-Rich: Peas are a fantastic source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, providing essential nutrients for your toddler’s growth and development.
  2. Protein Boost: Cream cheese and cheese toppings add a protein boost to the recipe, contributing to your child’s overall nutrition.
  3. Texture Exploration: The combination of creamy pea filling and flaky crescent roll dough provides a delightful texture experience for your toddler, encouraging sensory exploration.

Storage Tips

Store any leftover pinwheels in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply pop them in the oven for a few minutes or microwave briefly until warmed through.

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4.07 from 29 votes

Pea and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Ingredients 

  • 12 ounce bag steam-able peas
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 can crescent roll dough
  • mozzarella or parmesan cheese

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Steam peas according to bag.
  • Add the peas and cream cheese to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Spread out crescent roll dough. Ensure that there are no breaks in the dough by pressing with your fingers.
  • Spread pea mixture onto the dough. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Starting on one side, roll the dough up forming a log. Cut the dough into 1 inch pieces.
  • Place the pinwheels on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    My 21.5 month old loved these! He actually even loved the filling by itself, spread on low sodium Ritz crackers. Will definitely make again!