Cheesy Caramelized Onion Pinwheels

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 16 pinwheels
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer recipes, holiday recipes, party recipes
Calories: 243 kcal

This pinwheel recipe is loaded with sweet caramelized onions and melty cheese for a decadent appetizer anytime of the year.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 sweet onions thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 ounces Roth Butterkäse grated
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 2 teaspoons minced parsley


  1. Heat a 12 inch heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and oil to coat the bottom.
  2. Add the onions to the skillet and stir well to coat in the butter and oil. Cook 10 minutes over medium low heat. 
  3. Sprinkle the onions with the salt and sugar and stir well. 
  4. Continue cooking for 50 minutes, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes, until the onions are soft and browned. You may need to reduce the heat to keep the onions from burning. If the onions start to look dry while cooking, add 2 tablespoons of water to the pan and stir.
  5. When onions are finished cooking, unroll the puff pastry sheets and top each sheet with the cheese, onions, and parsley. Roll the sheets up jelly-roll style.
  6. Slice into 8 rounds per sheet with a serrated knife. 
  7. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. 
  8. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Caramelized Onion Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 314mg14%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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