Jan 242013
 

I know at least some of you are very disappointed that the Patriots aren’t playing in the Superbowl.  And I understand, but you still have to eat during the game, right?  I saw these Pizza Pinwheels from Recipegirl and knew I had to make them – with my own twist of course.  Her recipe makes it look easy, and even has step-by-step photos!

There are so many possible variations on this recipe that my head was spinning.  But for my first attempt, I decided to try a spinach-garlic flavor.  The dough is pretty easy to work with, although I couldn’t roll it out quite as thin as intended.  It’s also a little tricky to transfer the pinwheels onto the baking sheet, but it’s OK if a couple fall apart.  The final product was still great; these pinwheels are both tasty and cute, which is exactly what you want for party food.

I am going to try other versions, but I couldn’t wait to share this one.  You might want to make a trial version of these before the big day.  My only regret was not having homemade sauce ready for dipping, and I won’t make that mistake again.

 

 

 

Spinach Pizza Pinwheels

1 c. self-rising flour (you don’t have to buy it; make your own here)
1/2 t sugar
2/3 c. 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 1/2 T garlic-flavored olive oil (such as Garlic Gold)
1/2 (10 oz.) package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
3/4 c. reduced fat cheddar and mozzarella blend, divided

Sift together flour and sugar. Add yogurt, and stir until blended.  Use your fingers if needed to mix the ingredients into a smooth dough.  Knead briefly on a floured surface.  Roll into a large 8″x12″ rectangle.

Spread oil onto dough.  Spread spinach on top of oil.  Sprinkle 1/2 c. of cheese on top of spinach.  Roll dough into a log.  Cut into approximately 10 equal slices.  Place each slice on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or parchment paper.  Sprinkle remaining cheese onto pinwheels.

Bake at 350F for 20-24 minutes, until lightly browned.

-Lightly adapted from Recipegirl

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