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Easy Peasy Pizza Whirls - A great teatime recipe for children and families. These also make a super lunchbox filler or picnic treat. Get the kids cooking, helping to make them too, they're great fun! https://www.tamingtwins.com

Pizza Whirl Recipe

These are a great addition to a family picnic, buffet or packed lunch and great to make with or for kids.

Course Lunch
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 269 kcal


For the dough: (Alternatively, you can replace all of these items with 2 x packs of Pizza Dough mix)

  • 500 g Strong white flour
  • 7 g Sachet fast action yeast
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 300 ml Tepid water

For the filling:

  • 1/2 tube Tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • A handful each of fillings of your choice we like ham and mushrooms
  • 200 g Cheddar cheese

To decorate:

  • 3 tbsp Milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Mix up your dough ingredients (or packet according to the instructions). Knead and then cover and leave to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  3. Roll out to form a rectangle about 20cm x 30cm (my little ones love helping with squishing the dough to this shape).
  4. Spread the tomato puree over the top, sprinkle on the oregano, then the other fillings, then about half of the cheese.
  5. Roll up the pizza tightly, rolling the longest edge to make a Swiss roll shape.
  6. (If the Swiss roll isn't sticking shut, you can brush it with a little water here and there.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut the sausage roll up into about 10 whirls or about 2cm thickness each.
  8. Lay them onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper and then cover with a tea towel and allow to rise for a further 15 minutes.
  9. Brush with the milk and sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
  10. Bake for 10 - 20 minutes (depending on the size of your whirls), until golden and the cheese is crispy.
  11. Enjoy hot or cold (they also freeze really well).
Nutrition Facts
Pizza Whirl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 643mg28%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.