These quick pizza pinwheels for baby make a perfect BLW recipe that can be enjoyed by your whole family.
It makes a tasty lunch or dinner for babies and toddlers will love them, plus they make great additions to older children’s lunch boxes!
Making them takes less than 30 minutes, which is perfect if you’re a busy parents with hardly any time to cook!
What to add to pizza pinwheels for baby
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s one you can adapt depending on what you want to add from your fridge.
You can keep your baby led weaning pizza pinwheels simple with just tomato and cheese inside the puff pastry, or add some toppings before rolling them up.
Try adding sliced peppers, sliced red onions, small quantities of cooked beef mince, chopped up cherry tomatoes and spinach.
Ham is the perfect topping to add if you’re cooking these for a toddler. I avoided using ham for my kids when they were babies as I didn’t want to add any more salt to the dish.
How do you make pinwheels?
Putting these together is really easy. The key is to gently unroll pre-rolled puff pastry – it can help to get it out of the fridge and leave it on the side for a couple of minutes to warm a little first.
When adding toppings cover the top of the pastry but do not go too overboard as it will be harder to roll if there is a thick layer on top.
Once you’ve added your toppings to the puff pastry and are ready to roll it’s important to leave the parchment paper underneath the pastry as you go, do not roll it into your puff pastry pizza roll!
Can babies have puff pastry?
My recipe is made with store bought pre-rolled puff pastry. You could make the pastry yourself if you have time, which would also give you the chance to limit how much salt you add to the recipe.
However if you do want to keep it simple then giving your baby store bought puff pastry is absolutely fine.
It was never something I would feed my babies on a daily basis – as pastry is quite high in fat and this recipe has a far amount of cheese.
But as part of my fortnightly meal plan they worked really well!
The puff pastry roll ups are super easy for babies to handle and chew as well, as everything inside the pinwheels is soft.
How to serve pizza pinwheels to your baby
This is an ideal baby led weaning recipe you can give to your baby whole to tear into or cut into strips.
They were always one of my favourite BLW meals for my kids as they are a lot less messy than some others!
What age can baby eat pizza pinwheels
This dish is suitable for babies from six months old.
I recommend them as a second stage weaning food, to offer your baby once they have moved on from trying simple first tastes.
At the second stage baby is learning about chewing and different textures of food, so these are perfect for that!
Toddlers will also love to eat them!
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Can you freeze these pinwheels?
Yes you can freeze this recipe, or store your pizza pinwheels in the fridge for up two two days.
Reheating them is easy. Pop into a warm oven at 180C for four minutes, or put them on a microwave-friendly plate and warm for two minutes.
Always check the temperature before giving them to your baby.
- Puff pastry pre-rolled 320g
- Passata 5 tbsp
- Grated cheddar cheese 70g
- Dried oregano 1tsp
- Milk (for brushing pastry)
- Optional toppings: Handful spinach
- Cherry tomatoes sliced into quarters
- Ham cut into small squares
- Peppers sliced
- Unroll the puff pastry sheet (keeping it on top of the baking parchment it came on) and spread the passata evently all over the top. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180C (fan).
- Sprinkle on the cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
- Add any additional toppings - handful of spinach, chopped peppers, chopped red onion, ham, etc.
- Roll up the pastry sheet gently, keeping it as tight as you can. Remember not to wrap the baking parchment round with the pastry. Keep that separate from your roll.
- Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up.
- Remove from fridge and slice into 12 pieces.
- Place your pinwheels onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and brush them with a little milk.
- Place baking tray into the oven and bake for 14 minutes until pastry is turning golden.
- Leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
I hope your kids love this recipe as much as mine do!