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homemade spinach pizza rolls

Pizza is one of the most crowd-pleasing meals there is; you can customize it to deal with almost any diet restriction, individual preference, or degree of difficulty. However, it’s not especially impressive looking, but this twist on the pizza roll is.

This recipe takes pizza ingredients like sausage, spinach, and cheese and wraps them in refrigerated dough, which you slice into pinwheels after baking. It makes a great-looking, simple appetizer or party nibble, or a fun family dinner (what kid doesn't like to dip?). It's as easy as making a traditional pizza, but with a fun visual twist.

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I make extra of this and keep in the fridge to reheat for a hearty after-school snack before practices or lessons on nights we might not all be able to sit down to dinner until late.

Homemade Spinach Pizza Rolls

Take your pizza upscale and impress your family or guests with these tasty, bite-size pinwheels.

Prep: 20 minutes

Bake: 20 to 25 minutes at 375°F

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 8 ounces bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 package (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces), divided
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce, warmed

Instructions:

PREP:

  1. PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Aluminum Foil; sprinkle with cornmeal. Set aside.
  2. BROWN sausage in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain and set aside.
  3. UNROLL pizza dough onto prepared baking sheet. Carefully stretch or roll dough into a 13x10-inch rectangle. Arrange sausage on dough to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Layer spinach on cheese. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and the Parmesan. Starting from a long side, roll up dough to make a 13-inch-long loaf. Pinch seam and ends to seal.
  4. PLACE loaf, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg. Using a sharp knife, cut four 2-inch slits in top for steam to escape.

COOK:

  1. BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. If necessary, cover the last 5 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning. Remove from oven and slice into rounds to serve with pizza sauce.

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP:

Impressing your loved ones with a delicious and unique meal doesn’t have to be complicated. Just use a foil-lined baking sheet for this pizza roll -- it ensures an easy cleanup and an evenly baked, tasty crust. Serve these as an appetizer, side, or an easy weeknight meal along with a salad. It’s sure to be a hit!

Number of Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 299 cal., 15 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 55 mg chol., 761 mg sodium, 28 g carb., 2 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 14 g pro.

Daily Values: 18% vit. A, 10% vit. C, 16% calcium, 13% iron

 

Moms, what's your favorite twist on traditional pizza?

 

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