Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bacon-Spinach Pinwheels

I know we're really not suppose to relate food to emotional comfort.

But these little things equal pop-in-your-mouth-happiness.

Savory, buttery happiness. 

And, just because it's time for a blogging reality check, let me zoom out a little for ya.

See?  These make you happy!

Freeze some to easily enjoy at a later date.

Bacon-Spinach Pinwheels
Makes 48 1/2-inch pieces

1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed (I used Pepperidge Farm)
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (packed) fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Using a sturdy wooden spoon in a medium bowl, mix together the bacon, cream cheese, spinach, chives, sage, garlic powder and pepper.  Stir in cheeses.

Lay the thawed pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface (like a cutting board).  Spread the cheese/bacon mixture evenly over the pastry.  Beginning with the end nearest you, roll up the pastry in a direction away from yourself. 

Slightly stretch the roll out (gently tug the ends).  Using a serrated knife, slice the roll into 1/2-thick pieces. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place the pinwheels about an inch apart.  Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.  Serve warm.

(To freeze:  freeze pinwheels on a baking sheet.  Once frozen, transfer pinwheels to a freezer storage bag (Zip-Lock).  To reheat, bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.)

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Kathy said...

Love those smiles. The boys obviously enjoy their Mama's cooking. What a pleasure!

Kari said...

This recipe sounds amazing! I can't wait to try it!!!

Amanda said...

These sound yummy! I just happen to have a bag of spinach in the fridge waiting to be used!

Thanks for sharing!

Love Sweet Love said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting!! I'm like you where I'd rather pull out MY eyelashes with pliers than cook, however I am DYING to make these! Thanks for finding me so I can be pushed to cook! Following you now :)

Leah said...

These look delicious! and anything that sneaks some spinach into my kids has got to be a good thing, right? By the way, I love your blog tagline.

Meg said...

This might be a silly question, but just want to make sure I don't screw things up. When you freeze them, do you cook them first? And then when you go to cook/reheat, do you need to thaw them out first? Can't wait to try them!

Anonymous said...

I just baked some for an office holiday party and they are so good!! Wish I could keep them all for myself! Definitely a new favorite!

Darcy said...

You say one package of puff pastry, which I find to be 2 sheets. Is the recipe shown for both sheets? Just checking if the ingredients for the spread should be doubled if using both pastry sheets. Thanks!