Tasty Pizza Pinwheels with Ham & Pineapple – Low Carb – Keto

Pizza Pinwheels
Grain Free Keto Friendly Kid Friendly Low Carb One Pan

Nutrition: 152 Calories | 4.1g Net Carbs | 9.9g Protein

Sweet, salty, tangy ham and pineapple pizza rolled up into handheld pizza pinwheels. A fun twist on family pizza night and perfect for appetizers too.

Ham, Pineapple, Pizza Sauce, Cheese

Pizza is the ultimate fun food that everybody loves. It’s perfect for parties and movie night. We eat some form of pizza almost every week at our house. Pizza pinwheels are a fun twist on traditional pizza slices. All your favorite pizza flavors swirled up into a delicious handheld creation. Because pizza pinwheels are such a fun size, they make great appetizers as well as dinner. Ham and pineapple are classic pizza toppings. A delicious combination of sweet, salty, and tangy that both kids and adults enjoy.

Ham, Pineapple, Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Easy Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Pizza pinwheels start out with a base of pizza dough. I use the same recipe for almond flour pizza crust that I use for all my pizzas. Start by heating mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in the microwave for one minute. Stir and microwave again until it’s all melted. Add in the almond flour, salt, garlic powder and olive oil. Mix together as best as you can. Microwave for an additional minute to warm up the cheese again.

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

After the third minute in the microwave, you should be able to combine all the ingredients until it looks like a traditional dough. Finally, add baking powder to the dough and knead it in. Roll out the dough until it’s the size of a silicone baking mat (about 11.5″ by 16.5″). This is a great size for making 12 cupcake sized pinwheels. If you want to make smaller bite-size pinwheels for appetizers, roll out your dough into a longer, shorter rectangle. For more tips on making and rolling out the pizza dough, check out the post on Easy Almond Flour Pizza Crust. You just want an approximate rectangle, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Roll your dough out on a baking mat or parchment paper; it will be helpful later.

Ham and Pineapple Pizza Pinwheels

Time for Toppings

After you have the pizza dough rolled out, cover the dough with a thin layer of pizza sauce. Use the back of a spoon to spread it out, all the way to the edge. Then, sprinkle some shredded mozzarella on top.

Ham and Pineapple Pizza Pinwheels

Next comes sliced deli ham. Cover the pizza sauce with a layer of ham. Cut the ham if you need to, so it fits without overlapping. Again, sprinkle more shredded mozzarella. You could also switch up your meats. Try some pepperoni, salami, or crumbled sausage. The first time I made this recipe, I put the crushed pineapple inside. The finished pinwheels tasted great, but they were a little soggy. There was too much moisture inside. So, if you want to add other vegetables, cook them first to get rid of the moisture or add them on top.

Low Carb Pizza Pinwheels

Roll up the Pizza & Slice into Pinwheels

Once you have all your toppings inside, it’s time to roll up the pizza into a log. On the long side of your rectangle, roll the pizza onto itself. The baking mat or parchment paper can help you life the edge to get the roll started. Continue rolling the pizza as tight as you can until you have a pizza log. After that, cut you log into pinwheels. It’s easiest to cut the log in half. Cut each section in half again to make quarters. Finally, cut each quarter into 3 pieces, so you have twelve slices total.

Hawaiian Pizza Pinwheels

Once all the slices are cut, turn them spiral side up. Place each pinwheel in the well of a cupcake pan. You can bake the pinwheels on a baking sheet instead of a cupcake pan, they will just spread a little more as they are baking. Drain some crushed pineapple in a colander, and use a spoon to squeeze out as much juice as possible. Then, divide the drained pineapple over the top of your pinwheels. Finally, top with a little more mozzarella.

Pizza Pinwheels in Cupcake Pan

Bake your pizza pinwheels at 375º for 25-30 minutes until the dough is golden and crispy on the outside. If you’ve made smaller bite-size appetizers, check after 20 minutes. Let the pizza cool for a few minutes before serving.

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Pizza Pinwheels with Ham and Pineapple
Pizza Pinwheels

Tasty Pizza Pinwheels with Ham & Pineapple – Low Carb – Keto

Sweet, salty, tangy ham and pineapple pizza rolled up into handheld pizza pinwheels. A fun twist on family pizza night and perfect for appetizers too.

Total Time: 45 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • 2 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Divided
  • 2 Tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Pizza Sauce
  • 6 oz Sliced Deli Ham
  • 6 oz Crushed Pineapple, Drained

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375º. Add the crushed pineapple to a strainer and set aside to drain. Add 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese to a microwave safe bowl with the cream cheese. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for an additional minute.
  2. Add the salt, olive oil, garlic powder and almond flour to the bowl and mix together. Microwave for an additional minute. Mix together until a dough forms. Add the baking powder to the dough and knead together until the baking powder in incorporated.
  3. Place the dough between two silicone baking mats or parchment paper and roll out into a large rectangle. Approximately 11.5″ x 16.5″ (the size of the baking mat).
  4. Cover the dough in pizza sauce with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with some cheese, about 1/3 cup. Layer the deli ham on top and sprinkled with more cheese.
  5. On the long side of the rectangle, tightly roll up pizza into a log. Cut the log in half, then in quarters, and finally into 12 pieces. Place each pinwheel into 1 well of a cupcake pan. Squeeze out as much juice as possible from the crushed pineapple, then divide evenly on top of the pinwheels.
  6. Top the pinwheels with the remaining cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes until they are golden and crispy on the edges. Let cool for a couple minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition: 

Yield: 12 servings, Serving Size: 1 Pinwheel

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 152,  Total Fat: 18.5g, Saturated Fat: 4.1g,  Cholesterol: 28.6mg, Sodium: 466.1mg, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber 0.9g, Sugars: 2.7g, Protein 9.9g

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