Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 10 appetizer servings, or 5 sandwich servings

See, kids do love spinach! One reader's family missed their favorite restaurant appetizer so much that she was inspired to make this cheesy spinach roll. Spread spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, and garlic onto refrigerated pizza crust dough, roll, bake, and serve with warm marinara. Yum!


How to Make It

Step 1

On a 12- by 15-inch baking sheet, unroll pizza crust dough.

Step 2

Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Mix spinach, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, nutmeg, and garlic.

Step 3

Spread mixture evenly over dough.

Step 4

Starting at a long edge of dough, roll to enclose filling. Set the loaf, seam down, on baking sheet. Brush loaf top with olive oil.

Step 5

Bake in a 425° oven until well browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, stir marinara sauce in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan over medium heat until hot; or heat in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave oven at full power (100%) until hot.

Step 6

Slice loaf diagonally, making 10 equal portions. Offer 1 slice as an appetizer serving, or 2 slices as a main-dish sandwich. Spoon marinara sauce over slices to taste.

Step 7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per slice.

Ratings & Reviews


April 05, 2015
Used French bread dough.  I thought this was nice!

detailaddict's Review

November 03, 2013
I tried a variation of this recipe that omitted the spinach and used a mix of ricotta and feta, with garlic, sliced kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes. It looked lovely before going into the oven but the filling burst out one side during baking. I don't know if there was simply too much filling (I had twice as much dough and thus doubled the filling) or if the spinach would have had a "stabilizing" effect. It still tasted good but of course looked funny, and I sheepishly served it at a get-together. I might still try the actual recipe, but not knowing if this would happen again we would at least eat it at home, and may add an egg to the filling.

Debbie17's Review

October 11, 2010
This was fine but nothing special.

tara31's Review

September 12, 2010
This was simple and so delicious! Used fat free ricotta and threw in more garlic cloves. Served alongside marinara and spagetti sqaush and dipped in light alfredo sauce.

Denise4's Review

June 06, 2009
This recipe is great. Used fresh spinach and nonfat ricotta. Might try filling crescent rolls instead of the pizza dough. Definitely a repeat!