Jan 12, 2012

Spinach Ricotta Rolls

I have a thing for Spinach and Ricotta. If not anything, I can just mix up the two and eat a whole meal with it. Its just one of those divine combos..made for each other type of food. 

Anytime I make Italian and need an appetizer or a little bite food, my brain and heart both leap forward and scream Spinach-Ricotta. And I listen like a good kid. No questions asked. 

This was one of those time when yet again, my brain and heart proved correct. And I was thankful I listened to them, no questions asked. 


The recipe is very simple. Frozen chopped Spinach+ Ricotta+spices filled in little pre made dough and baked as per directions. Simple right? Let's see them here step by step.


Take about one pack of frozen chopped spinach.


Add about 1 cup of ricotta cheese to the spinach and mix well.


Add a few spices - black pepper, some oregano, basil and some parmesan cheese. Add a pinch of salt and mix well.



And here's what I used for the dough. The pre made packaged french bread roll from Pillsbury. Photo courtesy of the Pillsbury site.

Take the dough out and cut into small bits. 


Stuff about a spoonful of spinach mix in the dough and fold over on both sides.


Make a little wrap and set on the seam side down on a foil lined baking sheet. It is ok if the spinach mix is spilling out like this. If you want complete rolls, just cut bigger sheets or use a pizza dough and roll into whole balls. You've then got yourself a spinach ricotta roll.


Place all rolls with a little breathing space on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 15 mins or until the rolls are well baked and golden.



And you're done. Simple as that.


Serve em up as wholesome wonderful biteable appetizers.


This was a post thanksgiving italian dinner for my family. We had some bruschetta, ravioli and some fresh garden pasta.


This is what families are made up of - crazy people and good food. God Bless them all!


Enjoy. Peace Out!

14 comments:

  1. Super! Totally bookmarked! Love the platters on the island! Wish I had that beautiful island and all the serving plates and all!!!

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  2. Mmmmmmmmm that is absolutely yummmmmmmy spread.. wish I have all those in front of my eyes.. Yumm yumm. As you said spinach and Ricotta is made of each other..love love love it.. Nejama in I am in LA kandippa thanksgiving dinner, diwali dinnernu yellam unga vetalathaan :) I know what your brain is thinking about me..:) Appadannuthane ????

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  3. Wow..Mindblowing Anu.I loved the stuffing and the presentation..Amazing and healthy.

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  4. Love that Italian spread ..super delicious..

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  5. wow , yummy..Lovely step by step pics :)

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  6. Can I use paneer instead of ricotta as no one in my family likes ricotta? Do I have to boil spinach if I am using fresh spinach?

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    1. Yes you can - just sauté the spinach, you don't have to boil it - you can even add finely chopped onions, then sauté spinach and add either grated paneer (if you are using store bought) or fresh crumbled paneer. Add spices to taste and you can use that as a filling

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  7. Looks awesome...I use tortillas to make this yummy snack.

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  8. First time here..You have lovely blog with awesome recipes…I am your new follower..Do check my blog if you have time..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hey there

    i copied your idea of spinach. and instead of tuffing it in dough, i made a simple spinach sandwich. You rock Anu. it was fantastic.

    Sincerely following your blog,

    truly yours!!

    Narmada

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  10. i am hungry on seeing this picture! love tht stand you got for the rolls :)

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  11. Happy Valentine's day.. look gorgeous..

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