Air Fryer Pinwheels


Air fryer cooking opens a door to delightful recipes, and these Air Fryer Flank Steak Pinwheels are no exception. Filled with a rich blend of spinach and feta, these pinwheels boast an impressive taste and are surprisingly simple to make. Pairing them with a garden salad elevates the dining experience to excellence.

Creating rolled steak pinwheels might seem daunting, but it’s a straightforward process. While I prefer using kebabs to hold everything together, kitchen string works just as well. Don’t hesitate to personalize the stuffing—spinach and feta are traditional, but experimenting with ingredients like bacon can yield delicious results. The key is finding a harmonious blend of flavors.

Crafting these pinwheels with puff pastry transforms them into a quick and crowd-pleasing appetizer. Perfect for those looking to impress guests, these puff pastry pinwheels are a must-have addition to your air fryer recipe repertoire. With a combination of ham, cheese, pesto, and jalapenos, these pinwheels promise to be a favorite appetizer.

Air Fryer Pinwheels

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  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted

  • ¼ cup green pesto (60 grams)

  • 5 ounces deli ham (140 grams)

  • ¼ cup jalapenos, drained and chopped (optional)


  • Lightly dust your work surface and gently roll out the defrosted puff pastry sheet.
  • Spread the green pesto evenly over the pastry and layer it with slices of deli ham. Sprinkle the finely chopped jalapenos on top.
  • Roll the pastry gently, avoiding excessive pressure, into a sausage shape.
  • Cut the rolled pastry into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and cook the pinwheels for approximately 6 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.


  • Substitute green pesto with red pesto for a variation in flavor.
  • Opt for thicker slices of deli ham to prevent them from drying out during cooking.
  • Check the pinwheels after 6 minutes; cooking time may vary based on your air fryer’s brand, pastry thickness, and pinwheel size.
  • This recipe yields 15 pieces from one sheet of puff pastry.
  • Preheat your air fryer for about 2 minutes before cooking, but settings may vary depending on the model.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 1
  • Calories: 38kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Sodium: 151mg

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