Well, my kiddo is officially in big kid school and our routine is changing a bit. To stay organized, I’m beginning to realize I have to plan out our meals and snacks. That’s what inspired my Cheese and Tuna Pinwheels recipe. This bite-size snack can be made ahead of time and easily reheated, plus it’s full of protein (and my daughter loves it). In my house we usually have all of the ingredients needed for this recipe already on hand (I did have to go out and buy some puff pastry, but that’s easy to keep in the freezer). Want to make some for your kid (or yourself)? Check out the recipe below.
- 1 can of Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water, drained
- 3 tablespoons cream cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese
- 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry (follow the directions to defrost)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pull out one sheet of the frozen puff pastry and follow the directions to defrost it. Gather all your ingredients.
- While the puff pastry is defrosting mix together tuna, cream cheese, and shredded cheese in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Flatten out the puff pastry sheet and spread the tuna mixture onto the puff pastry, leaving about a one inch space without mixture on one end.
- Starting on the end opposite of the one inch space, start to roll up the pastry and mixture into a log.
- Wrap the rolled up log into some plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for about 30 – 40 minutes (or until firm, not too hard).
- When your freezer time is up, set your over to 375°F. While the oven is warming up, pull the roll out of the freezer. Use a knife to cut the log into 1/4″ slices and place on 2 parchment-lined cookie sheets. Place the pinwheels in the oven and bake for 30 minutes (or until lightly browned), rotating the sheets as needed (I recommend checking the pinwheels at 15 minutes to check if rotating is needed). When the pinwheels are done, place them on a cooling rack.
- Serve these snacks when they’ve cooled down.
I suggest making these ahead of time, they store really well. Store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or the freezer for longer storage. To reheat: Reheat in the oven for a few minutes, or if you’re lazy like me… the microwave.
If you make this yummy snack, I’d love to see a photo! Share your snacks on instagram and use the hashtag #papermamafriends and/or tag me @thepapermama.
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