At our house, we love homemade pizza! I probably make it at least twice a month, if not more often than that! Sometimes, though, I like to change it up a bit. These Spinach and Mozzarella Pinwheels use the same ingredients as homemade pizza, but are served up in a fun, new way! My kids love them (I think there’s something about “dipping” that’s super-fun), and it’s an easy way to get your spinach in your diet.
These would be a fun appetizer as well when served at a party before an Italian dinner. The filling options are truly endless… just use what you have on hand to customize these to your family’s likes!
Spinach and Mozzarella Pinwheels
2 cups whole wheat flour, freshly ground
2 1/2 tsp. yeast (or one packet)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup warm water
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup baby spinach, stems removed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
marinara sauce (I used homemade)
salt & freshly ground black pepper
|pictured: ingredients for dough|
Grind wheat in the WonderMill. Prepare dough (first 7 ingredients) according to these directions.
When dough has risen (again, refer to these step-by-step directions), knead for 2-3 minutes and roll out onto a well-floured surface into a 12-inch circle, 1/4 inch thick.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat mat or parchment paper.
Over dough, sprinkle 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Add spinach, and top with remaining 1 cup of cheese.
Roll dough into a log (like you would if you were making cinnamon rolls) and tuck in the ends. Using your hands, coat the whole roll with olive oil, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
Place the roll (seam side down) on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
Cool for 2-3 minutes, then slice. Serve with heated marinara sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese!