Never get tired of simple creamy spinach and artichoke, pinwheels.
Not the first recipe post that I have written about simple creamy spinach and artichoke. I grew up loving spinach and its place in spinach and artichoke dip. Now I am finding all the different ways I can use that delicious mixture. In this case, it is pinwheels. These pastry bites are not only simple, but bring all the flavor. Everyone needs simple creamy spinach and artichoke pinwheels on the menu!
Store bought and that is ok.
I know you can easily whip up pastry dough if you really want. I went for the easy route. The store bought puff pastry dough and that is quite alright with me! My go to puff pastry dough sheets has always been these Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets, but any other pastry dough sheet should be good. Let’s just say that these Pepperidge Farm Spinach Artichoke Pinwheels are more than delicious!
The key to using puff pastry dough sheets is to allow them to thaw at room temperature before using. I normally store my dough sheets in the freezer, so this takes about 15 minutes. If you don’t allow them to soften up some, then the sheets will be too brittle to work with and roll up.
Make the creamy spinach and artichoke dip ahead of time.
Another thing I love about this recipe is that it is a good one for prepping ahead. If you want to make the creamy spinach and artichoke dip beforehand, you can! You also can save some of this dip for actually dipping. Man, it is so good! These spinach artichoke pinwheels with cream cheese are the perfect combo.
I am sharing the recipe for creamy spinach and artichoke dip here. This is what you will use for the filling for these pastry pinwheels.
Assembling these pinwheels is actually really easy. Once you have allowed the pastry dough sheet to thaw some at room temperature, you can slowly roll it out only parchment paper. To prevent the dough from sticking to the parchment paper, you can lightly dust the surface with flour. LIGHTLY though.
As for the spinach and artichoke dip, you want it to be at room temperature. This is so that it is spreadable, but also not to hot where it starts softening the pastry sheet before you can actually work with it. An easy assembly for these simple creamy spinach and artichoke pinwheels.
- 1 cup of cooked spinach, no excess water
- 1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
- 8 oz of Italian Blend Cheese
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 8 oz of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 box of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
- Preheat the oven to 350. Take out the box of puff pastry sheets and sit on counter.
- Add the softened cream cheese to a large bowl and mix up to get creamy.
- Add the sour cream, mayo, Italian Blend Cheese, and 1/4 cup of the parmesan cheese. Add the seasonings.
- Mix well. Then add chopped artichoke hearts and carefully fold them in. Set aside.
- To a medium skillet, add the frozen spinach and saute on medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes, until the spinach is completely thawed and all the water is absorbed.
- Add the cheese mixture to the spinach and stir to mix everything up.
- Pour the mixture into a cast iron skillet, top with the remaining parmesan cheese.
- Place skillet in oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool slightly before spreading onto the pastry sheets.
- Onto 2 separate pieces of parchment paper, roll out the dough sheet (1 on each parchment paper). You will work with on pastry sheet at a time.
- If the pastry sheet feels a little sticky, you can add a tiny amount of flour onto the parchment paper.
- Leaving about 1/2" around the border, spread the middle portion of the pastry dough sheet with the spinach and artichoke dip.
- Roll it up like a jelly roll, and then with a sharp knife, cut it into 12 pinwheels.
- Once you are done with the first dough sheet, repeat the same thing with the second dough sheet.
- Spread all of the pinwheels onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Simple creamy spinach and artichoke pinwheels that will be the key player.
If you are a huge fan of spinach and artichoke dip, then there is no reason not to give these simple creamy spinach and artichoke pinwheels a try. They are easy to put together and bring all the flavor. Let me know if you give these a try!