Monday, August 20, 2012

Spinach and Onion Pinwheels

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This week's post is from the Secret Recipe Club. I was assigned Rachel's blog over at The Avid Appetite. Rachel has a great blog with a bunch of recipes, travel tips, restaurant suggestions and book recommendations. But the most exciting thing Rachel has been cooking up lately isn't listed in her recipe index. She and her husband are expecting their first child in January! Congratulations, Rachel!!
I'm sure most moms or soon-to-be moms thrive off of take-out or Digiorno pizzas during pregnancy, but quick and simple recipes probably aren't too far behind. This pinwheel recipe comes together super quick since you are able to use frozen puff pastry. You could definitely make it easier by removing the caramelized onions, but what fun would that be? They add amazing flavor to the pinwheels. These would be great snack for moms on the go or even for an appetizer since the NFL season is starting back up (go Giants!). Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (1/2 of a box)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
  • Kosher salt
  • Flour, for dusting the pastry
  • Butter & olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the egg in water in a small bowl and set aside.

In a skillet, cook the sliced onions in a bit of butter and olive oil on very low heat until they soften and start to brown. Mix them frequently so they don't burn.

Meanwhile, roll out the pastry with a bit of flour. Brush some of the egg wash over the entire pastry. Spread the spinach and cheeses on top. Sprinkle with salt. Add the caramelized onions and carefully roll it up.

Slice off the edges so you're starting with clean, sharp ends. Slice the pinwheels into 1/2-inch pieces. Lay them on a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Brush the tops with the remaining egg mixture. Bake for 15 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Source: The Avid Appetite


  1. These look like the perfect appetizer. I bet the caramelized onions add amazing flavor!

    1. They really do! Caramelized onions are my favorite :)

  2. Those look super delicious. I love getting veggies in at the appetizer serving! :)

  3. This looks excellent!!! Great choice for SRC!

  4. Thank you so much Amy! These came out so beautifully! And now you have me wanting them for dinner tonight...better add them to my list :)

    1. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing so that I could try it out. So yummy!

  5. I love caramelized onions! I would never leave that off! These look fantastic and I wish I could eat these for dinner tonight!

  6. These look delicious and perfect, love this recipe!

  7. These look like the perfect appetizer! Yum!

  8. Such a perfect and delicious little treat.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Chicken Satay Noodle Salad.

    Cook Lisa Cook

    1. Thanks for sharing!Your noodle dish looks scrumptious!

  9. I bet this smells so good while it is baking! Great choice and perfect for football parties and the hoildays also!

  10. These are a total MUST try! I am a huge spinach fan and these would make great apps for Thanksgiving. Perfect SRC pick

  11. i'm not too sure what a pinwheel is but you certainly have my attention :) haha - spinach, onion and cheese = good.

    happy src reveal from a group D member :)

    xo, kristy


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