When you’re getting ready to go to a party or backyard BBQ and you’re trying to think of a killer side dish to bring, pinwheel appetizers are where it’s at. They can be creamy, crunchy, or spicy for anyone’s taste buds. Sure, you could go with the usual pita dip or those baked Korean wings that everyone loved last time, but why not try something new? We sourced 10 different options, and officially challenge you to choose your favorite, take them to a party, and then maybe brag just a little bit afterward. Scroll on for some major pinwheel inspo!

1. Pizza Pinwheels: These look classy AF and yet star your fave toppings (cheese and pepperoni). (via Brit + Co)

2. Cheesy Swirl Bread: This particular homemade bread calls for weaving fig and cheddar into the dough, but you can go with whatever preserves and cheese you love together. Serve this with butter in the morning for breakfast or as a side for supper. (via Brit + Co)


3. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels: Everyone knows that bacon makes everything better… and a bacon and ranch combination makes everything perfect. (via Inspired by Charm)


4. Easy Chicken Caesar Salad Pinwheels: These are nice for when you’re craving a salad, but you just can’t give up those delicious carbs. Give ’em a whirl and you’ll never eat regular Caesar salad again. (via Food Fun Family)


5. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels: These pinwheels are made with vegan cheese, so they let your non-dairy guests get in on the fun too. (via Minimalist Baker)

6. Salami and Cheese Pinwheels: The meat and cheese pinwheel is a classic. This Italian-inspired treat is stuffed with salami and roasted red peppers. Can you say delizioso?! (via The Keto Queens)


7. Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels: If salsa had a cousin that was creamy and cheesy, we think this is what it would taste like. Wrap it up in a tortilla and you’ll have a fiesta in your mouth. (via Dinner at the Zoo)


8. Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels: For those of you who prefer a little extra crunch of veggies in your party snacks, look no further. These pinwheels don’t just have every color in the rainbow — they offer a healthy filling made with cabbage, spinach, carrots, and peppers. (via Dinner at the Zoo)

9. Italian Sub Pinwheels: Put both hands in the air if there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for a sub sammie. Well, this is a serious play on one of our absolute favorites. (via Will Cook for Smiles)

10. Hot Ham and Swiss Pinwheels: Let us introduce you to the savory glaze. For this recipe, it’s a mustard, butter, and Worcestershire combo. (via The Recipe Critic)


11. Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels: Buffalo flavored anything is the trendiest appetizer to bring to any party. These spicy yet creamy pinwheels will have people begging you for the recipe. (via Home Cooking Memories)

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Additional reporting by Chloe Gibson