In case I haven’t bored you guys to tears with this enough, I am a Texan through and through. Sure, I don’t live there at the moment. Sure, it’s been a few years since I had a Texas license plate (GAH I kind of teared up over that!). And sure, my son is *technically* not a Texan by birth, although he is by bloodline (thank goodness). I have absolutely nothing against other states or areas of the country; I just happen to be partial to Texas. Probably because it’s the best 🙂
In that, I am a Ranch dressing lover through and through, as any good Texan is. I like anything and everything to be dipped in it, I like it on my salads, and I like the mix to be in just about anything. I don’t know what it is, but it just hits the spot, you know?
So when this good Texas girl wants to make something yummy and easy for an appetizer or party snack, I know that I can always count on Ranch to change an old stand-by into something zesty and fun. I like this take on the classic cream cheese pinwheel, adding some Hidden Valley Ranch mix and some spicy salsa to make a totally addictive snack to start off any party or dinner!
- 2 sheets puff pastry dough, thawed
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup prepared salsa of choice
- 2 Tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salsa and ranch dressing mix. Divide in half and spread each half evenly over a sheet of puff pastry, leaving a 1-inch border on one end. Start rolling the puff pastry toward the border, making sure to roll tightly but not so much that the filling squeezes out. Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for 2-3 hours, or set in the freezer for 20 minutes.
When you’re ready to bake them off, remove the puff pastry from the fridge or freezer. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Cut the rolls into slices about 1/2-inch thick and place cut side down on the prepared baking sheet. Since they don’t spread very much you will likely be able to fit all of them on the pan! Bake at 400 for 15-25 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden and puffed and cooked all the way through. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 10 minutes. Serve warm!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley Ranch Remix. The opinions and text are all mine.