Spinach and cheese phyllo roll-ups

Brandi Bidot

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Phyllo dough is stuffed with spinach and creamy cheeses and then rolled up and baked. These are perfect for an after-school snack or as a side dish with dinner.

Spinach and cheese phyllo roll ups

These easy little snacks are perfect for hungry kids after school, as a side dish for dinner or you can even pack them in your child’s lunchbox. The phyllo dough is very light and flaky while the spinach makes for a healthy filling. I added just a little bit of cheese to the spinach to give it a creamy flavor without making these roll-ups heavy. If your child doesn’t care for spinach, opt for broccoli and cheese for the filling. Remember this type of dough is very thin and fragile so handle it with care. A helpful tip when using phyllo is to keep the dough covered with a damp dish towel while working with it to keep it from cracking.

Spinach and cheese phyllo roll-ups recipe

Yields 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 roll phyllo dough, thawed
  • 2 cups frozen spinach, thawed and drained very well
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the spinach, cream cheese and seasonings and mix well.
  3. Very carefully roll out the phyllo dough. Take 3 to 4 sheets of the dough and spoon the spinach mixture on 1 end and carefully begin to roll up. Repeat with the remaining dough and spinach mixture.
  4. Place all of the rolls on the baking sheet and brush with melted butter.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops of the rolls are golden brown. Slice into pieces and serve warm or at room temperature.

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Brandi Bidot
Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic eating and tries to eat as natural and as unprocessed as possible. Frequenting farmers markets for the freshest produce possible, Brandi prefers to cook all of her family’s meals at home. She has a background in nutrition and photography and is the creator of the food blog Simplylovefood.com.