Appetizers are the highlight of parties at our home. Slices of this golden loaf swirled with spinach and cheese disappear in a hurry. They're a tasty accompaniment to most any meal, too.
What You Need:
(Makes: 6 servings)
1 loaf (1 pound) of frozen bread dough
1 medium onion, chopped
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 package (10 ounces) of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups (8 ounces) of mozzarella or shredded cheddar
Good marinara sauce, heated
What to Do:
STEP 1) Thaw the bread dough according to package directions; let rise until doubled. Meanwhile, in a skillet, sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in spinach.
STEP 2) On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14x10 inch rectangle. Spread the spinach mixture to within 1/2 inch of edges; sprinkle with cheese. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; tuck ends under.
STEP 3) Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve warm with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.
STEP 4) Happy New Year & Enjoy!