Spinach AppetizersThese spinach pinwheels are a terrific way to introduce your kids to spinach. Buttery, flaky and oh so delicious, they aren't exactly low in fat. But they are a wonderful way to turn confirmed spinach-haters into lovers of the green vegetable instantly.
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed in refrigerator according to package directions
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 4 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp. water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Remove puff pastry sheet from wrapper and roll out to a thickness of abut a 1/2 inch.
- Place red pepper in a medium bowl.
- Take thawed spinach out of box and wrap in a clean kitchen towel. Squeeze over the sink to remove all of the water. Place spinach in the bowl with the red pepper.
- Add the Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, salt and pepper to the bowl. Stir together, breaking up the spinach with a fork, so that the mixture is well-blended.
- Spread mixture over puff pastry, leaving a border of one inch all the way around.
- Roll up jelly-roll style, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Beat egg and water together. Brush over puff pastry roll.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Slice crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Serve warm.