Cheesy Spinach Rolls Recipe

Since you all enjoyed my cast-iron bread rolls with cheesy spinach dip recipe, I decided to make a similar recipe, but it’s all together in individual rolls. These rolls are super fluffy and have a pretty pinwheel shape with cheesy spinach in the middle. They’re great as a side, or just as it is when you’re hungry for a snack! 

Ingredients for the Rolls:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups bread flour or all-purpose
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Two eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for the Filling:

  • Eight oz/1 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup sour cream/mascarpone
  • 1/4 cup mayo (optional)
  • One brick (8 oz) cream cheese for baking!
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese 
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes (or to taste)
  • 2-3 cloves of grated garlic (or to taste)

Notes:

  • For this recipe, you can use either bread flour or all-purpose. It depends on what kind of texture you’re looking for or whatever you have on hand! Bread flour will give you a more hearty roll, while all-purpose will provide you with a more fluffy roll.

Directions for making the dough:

  • Warm the milk and whisk in the yeast and sugar. Set aside for 5 min or until the top is foamy.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the flour, salt and mix with the dough hook attachment.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time and the olive oil.
  • Add the milk and yeast mixture.
  • Start mixing on low and increase to medium. Knead at medium for about 10 min. The dough should look smooth and stretchy. 
  • Place in a greased bowl and cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.

Directions for the Filling:

  • Once the rolls rising, heat a pan on low-med heat.
  • Add a bit of olive oil and spinach. 
  • Start cooking the spinach until it goes down some, then add salt, pepper, chili flakes, and garlic. 
  • Add cheddar and parmesan.
  • Next, add the sour cream, mayo, and cream cheese.
  • Keep cooking until everything is melted and mixed.
  • Set aside off the heat.

Directions for Assembly:

  • Once the dough finishes rising, punch down and transfer to a lightly floured countertop.
  • Roll the dough into a long thin rectangle. (I don’t have an exact measurement.) Just eyeball it. I believe in you 😉
  • Spread the filling all over and roll the dough into a cylinder, starting on a long edge. (Like cinnamon rolls)
  • Cut rolls about 1/2-1 inch thick and place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Let rise for another 30 min while you preheat your oven to 350
  • Brush with egg wash over each roll and bake for about 20-25 min or until golden brown.

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