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French Onion & Roast Beef Pinwheel appetizer recipe

This French Onion & Roast Beef Pinwheel appetizer recipe is perfect as a holiday appetizer or for the Super Bowl too!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Onion & Roast Beef Pinwheel appetizer recipe, pinwheel appetizer recipe, puff pastry pinwheel
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Author: Rachel Quenzer


  • 1 package puff pastry from the freezer section or 2 homemade puff pastry sheets One box from the frozen section has two sheets in it. This recipe calls for using both sheets.
  • 1 package of a favorite French Dip
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 lb. roast beef, sliced thin
  • 1/2 lb. provolone cheese
  • Egg wash 1 egg plus 3 Tbsp. water whisked
  • Parsley to garnish
  • Additional French Onion Dip for dipping


  • Remove puff pastry from the refrigerator and let it thaw for about 40 minutes. If you're using homemade puff pastry it was likely in the refrigerator and you can use it right away.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Add the olive oil to a pan and heat through. Then add the onions.
  • Sauté until they soften and then add the butter. Cook about 5 minutes stirring constantly until caramelized. Remove from burner when done.
  • Spread the French Onion Dip on the puff pastry, leaving room at the top to seal the roll.
  • Add on the caramelized onions.
  • Layer on the roast beef and then provolone.
  • Roll up the puff pastry and add the egg wash to the edge to help seal the roll.
  • Slice in 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces and then add them to lined baking sheets.
  • Brush the tops of the pinwheels with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown and the cheese has melted.