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French Dip Pinwheels

French Dip pinwheels are the perfect handheld snack, served with a savory homemade au jus dipping sauce for that authentic french dip taste.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 191kcal



  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 16 ounces canned crescent rolls 2 cans
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 10 slices deli roast beef
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Everything bagel seasoning or plain sesame seeds

Au Jus

  • 1.5 cups beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon Worsetershire sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and add the minced onion. Cook, stirring frequently, about 8-12 minutes or until the onions are caramelized and golden in color. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.
  • Roll out the crescent dough onto a cutting board and separate into 2 rectangles. Pinch the seams of each rectangle together
  • Spread the onions evenly onto the 2 rectangles, then top with the cheese slices and roast beef.
  • Starting with the long side, roll up each rectangle. Pinch edges to seal. If making ahead, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours until ready to bake.
  • Cut each log into 12 pieces and arrange in the baking dish.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the other 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and everything bagel seasoning. Brush over the tops of the pinwheels.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the pinwheels are golden, about 35 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the au jus. In a small saucepan over medium heat warm the beef broth and add in the worcheshire, garlic powder and onion powder. Add pepper to taste. You don't need to boil it, just bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low to keep warm.
  • Serve the pinwheels warm with au jus for dipping.


Tips and Tricks
You can buy crescent dough sheets to make it easier.
Prepackaged or from the deli roast beef works great!
If you have leftover roast beef you can shred that and use that as well.
You can substitute the provolone for mozzarella or swiss.


Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 573mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 120IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 1mg
Keyword french dip, french dip pinwheels