Food for Thought; Pizza Pinwheels

Back to nursery.  A little bit later because we were on holiday.  And a brand new one with a whole new settling in period.

The main difference in his nurseries, other than his new one being so much closer to home, is that his new one doesn’t offer a food option.  So it’s sending snacks in.


So this week I’ve been having a look for a variety of filling snacks to send in with him so he isn’t just on all bought food and found Pizza Pinwheels.

To be fair I also watched a video on Pizza Pinwheels on Facebook the other day and on a lot of weaning groups they are bandied round so it wasn’t an entirely new concept.

Pizza Pinwheels


Makes 12

1 rolled out sheet of puff pastry
(In Dubai they are little squares of pastry so I used 2 of those to make 10 mini wheels)
50g tomato puree
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Great big handful of cheese, grated

How to do it:

Preheat oven to 180degrees

1.  Mix herbs into tomato puree


2.  Lay out pastry and spread with tomato puree.  Go right to the edges


3.  Sprinkle with cheese


4.  Roll up into a sausage shape


5.  Cut into equal pieces


6.  Line a baking tray with baking paper

7.  Lay Pizza Pinwheels on tray face up


8.  Bake in pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes until puffed with melted cheese.

Pizza Pinwheels

Not the tidiest or most elegant of dishes but absolutely delicious and perfect for little people lunchboxes.




  1. September 22, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Gonna do this. There are only so many sandwiches and pasta 3 kids can eat every week, poor sod! Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Laura
      September 23, 2015 / 9:09 am

      I reckon you can do sweet ones with jam or add toppings. Would have been easier with a bigger piece of pastry!

  2. September 25, 2015 / 1:12 am

    These look delicious, will have to try them, I’m sure my boys would love these too! 🙂 x

    • Laura
      September 25, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      They became known as pizza biscuits – we are a little obsessed with biscuits!x

  3. September 26, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    these look yummy! Will give them a try. I have been using the little Arabic breads to make mini pizzas. If I ever get time, I may try and make up a tomato sauce that includes hidden veg in them and freeze a batch!
    Hope little one is enjoying nursery!

    • Laura
      September 26, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      He is when he gets there not so much the going!!

  4. September 27, 2015 / 10:09 am

    These are my favourites, so yummy and as you say great for packed lunches X thanks for linking up to #toddlerapprovedtuesday this week x

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