Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cheesy Bacon Pinwheels & SRS

I have signed up for a really fun new Swap.  Surprise Recipe Swap is hosted by Jutta over at Hungry Little Girl blog.  Jutta and I are friends on Facebook and have also been following each other's blogs for a while now so when she asked me if I wanted to participate in a monthly "Surprise" recipe swap I said "sign me up!"

This month I was assigned Hun, What's For Dinner? which is written by Cindy, a SAHM of two beautiful children and has a husband who is a Chef.  She loves to cook and bake and reviews cookbooks and products geared towards cooking.

I have been following Cindy on Facebook for a while now so I was very excited to get her blog as my secret swap this month.  I even printed out three different recipes because everything looks so delicious on her blog.

I chose her Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels recipe (which I adapted slightly) because we will likely be having a Superbowl party at our house this year and I wanted some new appetizers to serve.  This was right up my alley because it was super easy, fast to prepare, and has all the right ingredients ~ bacon, cheese, bread (crescents) and dip!
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Here's what you need:

1  - 8oz. can crescent rolls, I use Pillsbury
4 Tbs. ranch dressing
4 slices bacon, cooked crispy and diced
1/4 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 green onions, finely sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

On a piece of parchment, unroll the crescent dough and separate into two long rectangles, pressing the seams to seal.  
Spread 2 Tablespoons of ranch dressing on each long piece and sprinkle with the bacon.
Sprinkle the cheeses, one type on each rectangle, then sprinkle with the onions.
Starting with the short end roll (tightly) each rectangle up and pinch the seam to seal.
Using a very sharp knife or a serrated knife, slice each roll into 8 - 10 slices (I got 9 each) and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 15 - 17 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm.

Serves - approx. 16-20 pinwheels
Here's the handy printable - Cheesy Bacon Pinwheels

If you are interested in joining the Surprise Recipe Swap, please click the link below and you will be redirected to the sign up form.



  1. Yay, a Bacon recipe - happy you picked this one! Wonderful post and as always I love your detailed instruction pictures! Can't wait to do the swap with you all year long!

    1. Thanks Jutta! And thanks for all the work you did on putting this swap together :)

  2. Awesome post!! That is one of our favorite appetizers for celebrations and parties. Thanks for the kind words about my blog :o)

    1. Thanks Cindy, I had fun making them. My family love them too :)

  3. Yum! Looks delicious! Love the instructions :)

  4. You had me at bacon! I am also a member of SRS and had such a fun time with this! I did have a hard time keeping the secret!

    I am now a new follower of your blog, facebook and pinterst and look forward to reading more of your recipes!

    Cynthia at

    1. Thanks Cynthia, I'm on my way to your blog now :)

  5. Holy Moly, Michelle, these look and sound so good. Crescent roll, bacon, ranch & cheese are some of my favorite things:)

    1. Thanks Dawn! They were super easy to make and very tasty :)


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