Looking for a tasty appetizer for a party or picnic? Or do your kids turn up their noses at spinach? Nutritionists and parents know spinach is packed with vitamins, fiber, and good things. But many children just don’t like it.
Maybe it’s time to try a new tactic to make this healthy vegetable more appealing.
Here’s a tasty way to sneak some healthy spinach past the pickiest young palates. This delicious recipe may even become a family favorite.
First, gather the ingredients for Cheesy Spinach Roll-Ups.
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach (thawed)
- 1/2 pound Velveeta cheese spread
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs (or crushed crackers)
- 1 can (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
Next, follow these easy instructions to make Cheesy Spinach Roll-Ups.
- Preheat the oven to 350 (F) degrees.
- Place thawed spinach in a colander or strainer to drain it well. Do not over-rinse, as this removes many of the best nutrients.
- Cut Velveeta into small cubes.
- Combine spinach, cheese, and bread crumbs in a large saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula-scraper until all of the cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
- Unroll crescent dough. Separate it into small triangles.
- Spread cheesy spinach mixture on each triangle.
- Roll up each dough triangle, beginning with the wide end. The pointy top should end up on top.
- Place Cheesy Spinach Roll-Ups on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake approximately 12 minutes until they turn golden brown. Do not overbake.
- Remove immediately from baking sheets, and serve while still warm.
- Shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or parmesan cheese is also delicious for this recipe, especially for a more grown-up crowd.
- Why not substitute some chopped broccoli or cauliflower for the spinach?
- Undiluted condensed cream of mushroom soup makes an excellent stand-in for the cheese, if desired.
- Try adding some bacon bits for extra appeal when making Cheesy Spinach Roll-ups.
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