These Easy Parmesan Mushroom Pinwheel appetizers are for all the mushroom lovers out there. When you combine puff pastry and caramelized cremini mushrooms with parmesan and mozzarella cheese you get the most delicious party appetizer. They’ll grow wings and fly off the plate at a party. Promise.
What do you do when you learn you could win a ticket to this year’s Food Blogger’s of Canada’s (FBC) conference sponsored by Mushrooms Canada??? You pull out the big guns and invite all your mushroom loving friends over for some taste testing. Five pounds of mushrooms later, we had a clear winner.
From stuffed mushrooms, to phyllo dough stuffed with mushrooms to mushroom crostinis. I was on a mission to find the ultimate mushroom appetizer. I switched up the herbs, the cheeses even the types of mushrooms. So many choices, it was hard to choose! Some of the mushrooms didn’t even make it into the appetizers we were sampling the mushrooms raw.
I’m lucky to have such great friends that don’t mind tasting my creations. I also make sure to give them wine. (is that why they keep coming back??) One thing I’ve noticed, not everyone is a fan of mushrooms but those who do like them, LOVE THEM. Like, completely obsessed with their deliciousness. I’m part of this fan club so I completely understand.
Last year while attending the FBC conference, the representative from Mushrooms Canada may have seen my face a few times at their sample table. I finally just found a group of fellow food bloggers to chat with by the table and helped all the delicious mushroom appetizers find a new home in my belly when the rep wasn’t looking. (I’m sure they’ll be on the look out for me this year)
I love how quickly these Easy Parmesan Mushroom Pinwheel appetizers come together. I’ve made them a few times since the sampling party. I can prepare the filling in advance and keep everything in the fridge until I’m ready to cook them. Hot from the oven or served at room temperature, they are perfect. If you’re a mushroom lover, you’ll definitely want to make these Easy Parmesan Mushroom Pinwheel appetizers next time you have a party. Even if it’s a party for one.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, finely diced
- 450 g cremini mushrooms (1 lb), finely diced
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 roll puff pastry
- 1 egg
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion until translucent.
- Add in the additional olive oil along with the finely diced mushrooms and cook until tender.
- Add in minced garlic and cook for an additional minute. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. If you are saving for later, transfer to an air tight container and store in the fridge until ready to assemble.
- When you are ready to assemble, roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. I kept the puff pastry the same size that it came out of the packaging. You can roll it out thinner if you like. Try maintain the rectangular shape for easy rolling.
- Spread the mushroom mixture out evenly over pastry, leaving a 1 inch border along one side of the long side. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese overtop of the mushroom mixture.
- Starting at the end opposite from the border, tightly roll the puff pastry into a roll. Brush a little water along the edge of the puff pastry to create a seal if needed.
- Create an egg wash with an egg and about 1 tablespoon of water. Whisk together. Lightly brush the egg wash overtop of the pastry roll. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the pastry roll into 1 inch discs. Transfer the discs to the parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes until the puff pastry is lightly brown and the cheese bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and allow to sit for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a serving plate.
- Pinwheels can be served hot or at room temperature.
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