Easy Football Pizza Pinwheels

Got a fun football party idea for you!! Rocking Pizza Pinwheels shaped as a football. It’s so fun and easy, your guests will love it!

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First of all, sorry for not posting any new recipes for a couple of days. Little man and I have been quite under the weather and I couldn’t bring myself up to write or cook.

I did manage to whip up some awesome pizza pinwheels. I thought it would be a fun party idea to make the pinwheels into a football. At first, I thought that I would need a special pan but then I got an idea. Making a football form is super easy with aluminum foil! Duh!

I made the pinwheels using Pillsbury pizza dough (original, not thin crust), Marinara sauce and lots or cheese! You can choose your own filling of course, we just like a plain cheese pizza. To make the football stitches, I used mini pepperoni pieces. Isn’t it just too fun?!

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Easy Football Pizza Pinwheels

Easy Football Pizza Pinwheels


  • 1 (original) refrigerated pizza dough
  • 2/3 cup of Marinara sauce
  • 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese (or Italian mix)
  • salt
  • Mini Pepperoni pieces for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough and straighten it to an even rectangle. Pull it a little but not too much so it won't be too thin or rip.
  3. Spread the marinara sauce evenly but leave about 1/2 an inch sauce free at the top, long side. This is so the dough will seal once rolled up. Add some salt.
  4. Spread the cheese over the sauce. Tightly roll up the dough.
  5. Cut the roll into 7-8 pieces.
  6. Cut two large rectangles out of aluminum foil. Place the foil piece one on top of the other and grease the foil. Lay the rolls in the form of a football in the middle of the foil sheets and bring up the edges of the foil. Fold and form a football shape out of the foil around the pinwheels, leaving a little bit of space between the foil and pinwheels so there is a little room for them to expand. Carefully (use a large spatula to help) place the foil form of pinwheels into a large rectangular baking dish.
  7. Lay the mini pepperoni pieces on top of the pinwheels to form the football stitches.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.


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  1. These look amazing! I love that you shaped them like a football but they’d be great any other time too! :)

  2. I think we MUST make this recipe way before Superbowl Sunday!!! Just to see if we like it!
    It looks delicious!

  3. These look like so much fun and absolutely delicious! I have to try this very soon. Thanks for sharing.
    I saw you linking at Tickled Pink Times Two.
    Debbie :)

  4. Love how creative you are, this looks like a fun meal any night of the week. My little man would love it!

    Hope you and your little guy are on the up and up!

  5. What a GREAT idea. I can’t wait to make it.

  6. Now this is a recipes that’s loads of fun! I want to dig right in. Pinned. Have a lovely weekend, Lyuba!

  7. Perfect for the Super Bowl! I’d love it if you’d share this at my link party going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-2_21.html

  8. You are so creative! I would have had to go buy a pan. These looks amazing!

  9. This looks so good.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  10. Lyuba, this looks SO delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned! Hope you have a happy Friday!

  11. Lyuba… you know my mouth is literally watering over here. Holy cheese and pepperoni. And cheese. ;) I featured this at our Best of The Weekend party tonight. Congrats and have a great weekend! xo

  12. This looks SO yummy Lyuba! I love using mini pepperoni; so fun! :)

  13. This looks so good! I’m ready to eat – now!

  14. Wow, such a cute pizza! I can see making this when we have friends over for the game.


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