Cheesy Mushroom & Spinach Steak Pinwheels


Juicy, tender steak filled with a provolone cheese, spinach, mushrooms, shallots & garlic for the ultimate date night recipe! This Cheesy Mushroom & Spinach Steak Pinwheels recipe may just be the new "marry me chicken."

What type of steak to use for steak pinwheels?

Flank or skirt steak! Skirt steak is already a thin and long cut of meat that'll make it easy to roll, but here I use flank steak which is very similar. The ticket to flank steak is to butterfly the steak and thin pound it long and apps 1/4 - 1/2" thick.

How to butterfly steak?

As you see in the video, you'll make quick and short slices in the steak lengthwise (the longer side) to cut it in half. So, using a sharp kitchen knife (preferably not serrated), you start on one end of the steak and make short cuts, lifting up your knife to start at the top each time. It's not like cutting bread! Lol ... Think: Short and straight down the steak.

Essentially, you make a clean cut through the steak, stopping before you cut all the way through it so it stays one piece. When you open the steak up, it now has two matching sides, resembling much like a butterfly. The steak is now half as thick and easier to roll and quicker to cook.

How to wrap kitchen twine when sealing the steak pinwheel together?

I recommend double knotting the twine when wrapping and leaving 1-2" between each kitchen twine piece. When slicing the individual pinwheels, you'll cut in the middle of each of the spaces.

How to cook stuffed steak pinwheels?

  1. Heat an oven-safe hot skillet over medium high heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add olive oil or butter.
  3. Sear 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. (Optional) Add 1 tablespoon more butter and fresh herbs (like thyme and oregano).
  5. Transfer the pan to the oven at 375F for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy immediately!

How long to cook the steak pinwheels in the oven?

After searing them 2-3 minutes in a hot skillet, you'll transfer the skillet to the oven at 375F to cook fro 5-10 minutes.

If using a meat thermometer, the steak will read 125F for rare and appx 160F for well done. For the steak pictured above, I cooked them for 6 minutes!

What to serve with steak pinwheels?

  • Crispy Parmesan Potatoes (be sure to make these in advance to the steak)
  • Asparagus with Parmesan
  • Creamy Cacio e Pepe Pasta
  • Sautéed Green Beans
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The world is your oyster here! Choose your favorites to enjoy with these steak pinwheels.

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Cheesy Mushroom & Spinach Steak Pinwheels

Juicy, tender steak filled with a provolone cheese, spinach, mushrooms, shallots & garlic for the ultimate date night recipe!



Servings: 4

  • 1 1/2 lb. Flank Steak
  • 6 slices Provolone Cheese
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Shallots, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 cups Fresh Spinach, chopped
  • 2 Portobello Mushrooms (sliced thinly), or 1 1/2 cups Sliced Mushrooms
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan, for serving
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Oregano
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil. Add the shallots, garlic, and mushrooms to cook 5-6 minutes, until the mushrooms have cooked down. Add 2-3 tbsp. water if needed to cook down the mushrooms.
  3. Add the spinach and cook for another minute, until wilted. Remove from the heat and let cool while you prep the steak.
  4. Butterfly the flank steak lengthwise in half with short slices (find better description above or through visual instructions in video).
  5. Gently pound the butterflied steak thin but not too thin so you have holes. Season with salt and black pepper, then flip over.
  6. Add a single layer of provolone cheese and then evenly distribute the spinach mixture.
  7. Tightly roll up and seal together with kitchen twine space 1-2" apart.
  8. Using a sharp knife, slice into individual pinwheels.
  9. In the same oven-safe skillet as above (or a new one), heat for 2-3 minutes until hot over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp butter then add the steak pinwheels. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip. Add the remaining 1 tbsp butter and fresh herbs. Cook another 2-3 minutes.
  10. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook 5-10 minutes. (The less time would mean more rare steak inside.) Enjoy immediately.

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