Recipe Box, Parmesan Pumpkin & Bacon Spirals

Now that it’s officially pumpkin season,

celebrate with these savory spirals full of creamy pumpkin,

bacon and Parmesan cheese

These spirals are super simple to make,

and you can serve them for any meal or for party appetizers

I had some for dinner the other night with a side of broccoli salad

All you need is pumpkin puree, cream cheese, garlic powder,

bacon, Parmesan cheese and fresh sage

and good ole crescent roll dough

Have you ever used fully cooked bacon?

I picked up this package by Boar’s Head

The bacon wasn’t quite done enough for me

so I microwaved it for 30 seconds and it was perfect~

very convenient for using in recipes, but pretty pricey!

Put everything except the dough in a mixing bowl

Stir well to combine

Lay the dough on a piece of parchment paper

and spread the filling on in an even layer

Roll into a log starting from the long side

Wrap the log in the parchment paper

and refrigerate it for several hours

or place in the freezer for 20 minutes

This makes slicing easier

Cut the log into 1 inch slices

and bake on a non stick baking pan

or on a parchment lined baking sheet

When spirals are almost done,

top them with more Parmesan and continue baking

until the dough is cooked through and golden

Serve them warm or at room temperature

This recipe is adapted from Kudos Kitchen

Parmesan Pumpkin & Bacon Spirals

Crescent roll dough is filled with bacon, pumpkin puree, cream cheese and Parmesan and baked for a tasty treat. Perfect for any meal or an appetizer!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 16 spirals15


  • 1 crescent roll dough sheet or 1 can of crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  • Cut bacon into small pieces
  • Put pumpkin, cream cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan, bacon, garlic, and sage into a mixing bowl and stir well until the ingredients are thoroughly combined
  • Place dough sheet {or crescent rolls with seams pinched together} on a piece of parchment paper
  • Spread filling on dough in an even layer
  • Starting from the long side, roll dough into a log. Place it seam side down and wrap parchment paper around it. Chill for 3 hours, or place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Chilling the dough makes slicing easier
  • Slice dough into 1 inch slices and place on a non stick baking pan or on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 18 minutes, top with additional Parmesan and continue baking for 2-5 minutes or until dough is cooked through and golden. Serve warm or at room temperature
  • Makes about 16 spirals
  • Double the recipe for more servings if desired


Unbaked log can be wrapped and frozen if desired
Keyword Fall appetizer, pumpkin, pumpkin and bacon pinwheels, pumpkin roll, pumpkin spirals

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39 Responses to “Recipe Box, Parmesan Pumpkin & Bacon Spirals”
  1. You have just combined everything I love in these pastry wheels, Jenna. They look irresistible!

  2. Yum, bacon makes just about everything better!

  3. Jenna, this is a wonderful fall appetizer or meal. I will make this for myself, hubby won’t eat pumpkin. Pairing it with broccoli salad looks amazing! Happy Sunday!!

  4. I think I love just about anything rolled up into a spiral!

  5. I like it! There are lots of times I’m looking for something to make with what’s leftover from the can of pumpkin:@)

  6. Pillsbury should hire you — you come up with the best recipes! This one looks really tasty, too. I’ve got to go through your posts for some fun, easy recipes to take when we go baby sit the boys for a long weekend soon!

  7. Nancy says:

    These are a delicious fall treat! Thank you!

  8. Julie says:

    This sounds like an interesting appetizer and perfect for fall entertaining. Thanks for this recipe Jenna.

  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    Sounds pretty tasty! Thanks Jenna , Happy fall!♥️🍊

  10. LAURA WALKER says:

    Look like a great fall treat. Laura

  11. thefrenchhutch says:

    This is a delicious recipe Jenna, perfect for “pumpkin” season. I will Pin this, saving for company and holidays…….

  12. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, these looks absolutely delicious! I’m going to remember this recipe for holiday gatherings. Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and wishing you a happy week ahead!

  13. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna! What wonderful fall treat and delicious little app using leftover pumpkin! ♥

  14. I missed this post at first, but from the name only, knew I had to come back and check it out. – Love it! I may need to make these for our small group that meets at our house on occasion. I’m always looking for good ideas for a quick light supper. – thanks!

  15. says:

    My mercy these things looks so tasty. OOH…that would be so good with my coffee this morning. Have a great day sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  16. lghiggins says:

    Those are ingredients I love but would never think of combining! I bet it is delicious.

  17. Jessy Hamel says:

    Looks and sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try these! Thanks!

  18. helenfern says:

    These look amazing!! I need to try them – Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  19. Miz Helen says:

    We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 557! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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