Cheesy Breakfast Sausage Pinwheels

Start your mornings on a delicious note with Cheesy Breakfast Sausage Pinwheels! This recipe combines the comforting flavors of fluffy dough, savory sausage, crispy bacon, and gooey cheese, rolled into delightful pinwheels that are perfect for breakfast or brunch. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a gathering with friends, these pinwheels are sure to be a hit. Follow along for a step-by-step guide to creating these mouthwatering treats in your own kitchen.


For the Dough:

  • 4 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast (2 packets)
  • 1 ¼ cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (divided)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

For the Filling:

  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 6 large eggs, scrambled
  • ½ cup Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 7 ounce package Jones Dairy Farm Fully Cooked Sausage links, sliced
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9″x13″ baking pan with 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast, warm milk, and honey. Let it rest until the yeast becomes foamy and aromatic, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 3 1/2 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. Mix on low speed until smooth. Add the remaining flour and salt, kneading for about 3 minutes until a soft, slightly sticky dough forms.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured countertop and roll it into a 12″x18″ wide rectangle.
  5. Sprinkle chopped scallions and pepper jack cheese evenly over the dough, leaving a 1″ border along the top edge.
  6. Arrange scrambled eggs, chopped bacon, and sliced sausage in alternating rows over the cheese.
  7. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the filling.
  8. Starting at the long edge, tightly roll the dough away from you, pinching the ingredients into the roll as you go. Seal the roll using the last 1″ of dough.
  9. Cut the dough roll into quarters, then cut each quarter into 3 pieces to make 12 pinwheels.
  10. Arrange the pinwheels cut side up on the buttered baking sheet, spacing them apart.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  12. Brush the baked pinwheels with the remaining 3 tablespoons of melted butter.
  13. Serve warm and enjoy these delightful Cheesy Breakfast Sausage Pinwheels!

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 12
  • Calories: (Calories may vary based on specific brands and ingredient substitutions)

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  1. Serve these Cheesy Breakfast Sausage Pinwheels warm for the best flavor and texture.
  2. Pair them with a side of fresh fruit salad or a simple green salad to balance out the meal.
  3. Drizzle some hot sauce or sprinkle some chopped herbs over the pinwheels for an extra kick of flavor.
  4. These pinwheels make a great addition to brunch spreads, potlucks, or breakfast gatherings with friends and family.
  5. Consider serving them with a variety of dipping sauces such as salsa, sour cream, or garlic aioli for added versatility.

Storage Tips:

  1. Store any leftover Cheesy Breakfast Sausage Pinwheels in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  2. To reheat, place the pinwheels on a baking sheet and warm them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-7 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Alternatively, you can microwave individual pinwheels for 30-60 seconds until warmed to your liking.
  4. For longer-term storage, you can freeze the unbaked pinwheels before baking. Simply wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1-2 months.
  5. When ready to bake, allow the frozen pinwheels to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before following the baking instructions in the recipe.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Cheesy Breakfast Sausage Pinwheels stay fresh and delicious, whether you’re enjoying them right away or saving some for later.


  1. Veggie Delight: For a vegetarian option, skip the sausage and bacon and load your pinwheels with sautéed vegetables like bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and spinach.
  2. Mediterranean Twist: Incorporate flavors of the Mediterranean by adding sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and a sprinkle of oregano to the filling.
  3. Southwest Flair: Spice things up by adding diced green chilies, black beans, corn, and a blend of Mexican cheeses to give your pinwheels a Southwest-inspired flair.
  4. Italian-Inspired: Fill your pinwheels with marinara sauce, sliced pepperoni, diced bell peppers, and mozzarella cheese for an Italian twist.
  5. Breakfast Burrito Style: Roll up scrambled eggs, crispy hash browns, cooked breakfast sausage, and shredded cheese inside the dough for a portable breakfast burrito experience.
  6. Savory Spinach and Feta: Add a Mediterranean flair by incorporating sautéed spinach and crumbled feta cheese into the filling for a tangy, flavorful twist.
  7. Ham and Swiss: Roll up slices of deli ham and Swiss cheese inside the dough for a classic flavor combination that’s always a crowd-pleaser.
  8. Buffalo Chicken: Toss shredded cooked chicken in buffalo sauce and layer it with blue cheese crumbles for a spicy and tangy option that’s perfect for game day.
  9. Caprese Inspired: Slice fresh tomatoes and layer them with fresh basil leaves and mozzarella cheese for a light and refreshing option that’s reminiscent of a classic Caprese salad.
  10. Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato: Spread a layer of basil pesto over the dough and top it with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and shredded Parmesan cheese for a burst of Mediterranean flavor.


  1. Can I make the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight? Yes, you can prepare the dough ahead of time, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it overnight. Let it come to room temperature before rolling it out and assembling the pinwheels.
  2. Can I use store-bought pizza dough instead of making the dough from scratch? Absolutely! Store-bought pizza dough can be a convenient option if you’re short on time. Just follow the assembly instructions using the pre-made dough.
  3. Can I use different types of cheese in the filling? Yes, feel free to experiment with different cheeses to suit your taste preferences. Gouda, Swiss, or Monterey Jack would all work well in this recipe.
  4. Can I make these pinwheels ahead of time and freeze them? Yes, you can freeze the unbaked pinwheels for later. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. When ready to bake, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before baking as directed.
  5. Can I add additional toppings to the filling? Of course! Get creative with your toppings by adding ingredients like diced ham, cooked breakfast sausage, or even sliced jalapeños for extra flavor.
  6. Can I make these pinwheels smaller for appetizers? Yes, you can cut the dough into smaller pieces to make bite-sized pinwheels perfect for appetizers or snacks.
  7. Can I substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour? Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour for a portion or all of the all-purpose flour in the dough to add a nutty flavor and extra nutrition.
  8. Can I make these pinwheels dairy-free? Yes, you can use dairy-free alternatives such as almond milk, vegan butter, and dairy-free cheese to make these pinwheels dairy-free.
  9. Can I add other meats to the filling? Absolutely! Experiment with different meats like cooked ham, turkey bacon, or even cooked breakfast sausage patties for variety.
  10. Can I serve these pinwheels cold? While they’re best served warm, you can enjoy them cold as well. Just make sure to store any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat them when ready to serve for the best taste and texture.

These Cheesy Breakfast Sausage Pinwheels are a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds. With a perfect balance of flavors and a comforting, flaky texture, they’re ideal for any morning occasion. Whether you’re enjoying them with your family or sharing them at a brunch gathering, these pinwheels are sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection. Try them out and elevate your breakfast game today!