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Spinach-Cheese Swirls Recipe
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Spinach-Cheese Swirls

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"Savory spinach, onion and tangy cheese filling is rolled up in flaky puff pastry for tempting appetizer pinwheels."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix egg and water. Set aside. Mix Muenster cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion and garlic powder.
  2. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Brush with egg mixture. Top with cheese mixture and spinach. Starting at short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 20 (1/2 inch) slices. Place on baking sheet. Brush with egg mixture.
  3. Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 20 appetizers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 28, 2008

An absolute crowd pleaser. I used mozarella because I had it on hand. I also added a little red pepper flakes which added just enough kick...but not too much. One note, after making the jelly roll, let it set in the fridge to cool ~ 15-20 minutes. It lets the pastry rest from being handled, it makes it much easier to cut the rounds and the rounds do not unravel as they cook.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2007

These were kind of tasteless. Actually all it tasted like was spinach, couldn't taste the cheese at all. I doubled the recipe and there was way too much spinach. I even threw in a couple of oz. of crumbled feta. Next time I'll not double the spinach and do a little experimenting w/ the spices and add extra onions. I love the puff pastry roll-up as it's so versatile.

Jun 06, 2008

this is a very flexible recipe. Be sure to really squeeze the water out of the spinach. Season it well with salt and pepper too. I used fresh garlic, fresh parm, and white cheddar for these delish morsels! I had best results refrigerating the swirls before baking.

Dec 21, 2008

This was a huge hit and was eaten up quick. I did add 3 pieces of crumbled cooked bacon with added a nice subtle flavor. Also as noted by others I made sure to really dry the spinach. I squeezed the heck out of until there was little to no liquid. I also recommend refrigerating the dough before slicing.

Feb 27, 2008

This was good. The filling just needed a bit of adjustment...perhaps because I'm used to Spanakopita. I added some dried dill weed and used feta cheese instead. I love using puff pastry and it's great with the spinach! They're good cold, too.

Sep 22, 2010

These taste good and they are very easy to modify. I agree with other posters about freezing them first (then coat a knife with cooking spray before cutting them into pieces so they don't stick). I also try to chop the spinach up more in a food processor so it's not stringy. However, for the amount of work involved in making them I find myself getting annoyed. They're good, but they're not -great-.

Dec 12, 2008

These were a hit and are easy to make...just make sure to roll them VERY tightly!

Apr 27, 2011

I dropped the onions (as I do from everything that requires them, because I cannot stand them! Yuck!) but they were awesome none the less! I am planning my house warming, and these will definately be on the menu; they can be prepared ahead of time and just baked on the fly. I love it!


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