These crescent rolls stuffed with spinach and cheese make for a quick and simple lunch, dinner or appetizer! Cheesy Spinach Roll Ups are so yummy, the kids won’t even mind the spinach!
We use crescent rolls for so many quick and easy dinner ideas—in fact, our ham and cheese roll ups are just like these spinach rolls, but filled with meat and cheese instead! For a dessert version, you can even try cinnamon cream cheese crescents.
Kid-Friendly Spinach Rolls
I think it’s safe to say that most of us thought of spinach as being gross, and something only Popeye ate, when we were little kids. I don’t think I would have tried it for a million dollars back then just because I was sure spinach was the grossest thing yet.
It’s a laugh to me now because I absolutely LOVE spinach. I love it my shakes – I love it in my salads – I love it in my dinner recipes… I pretty much love it in everything. Maybe not in my candy or chocolate, but that’s understandable. 😉
Since I’m all grown up now and love to use spinach, I wanted to try and introduce this love to my children as well. I knew it would be a little difficult, but I think these Cheesy Spinach Roll Ups did the trick!
These Spinach Roll Ups are simple, and oh so cheesy. Not to mention the filling is all wrapped up in a buttery crescent roll! What’s not to love about that?!
The kids were hesitant when they saw the “green stuff” in the middle, but most of them liked it. I’d be lying if I said all of them did – some of my kids are just way too stubborn. The hubby and I LOVED them though, and I’m considering this recipe a success since at least a few of the kids happily ate it!
JUST 5 INGREDIENTS!
Like I said before, this recipe is SO simple! The filling for the spinach roll ups only requires FIVE ingredients:
- chopped spinach
- mozzarella cheese
- parmesan cheese
- cream cheese
Just mix the spinach, cheese and egg yolk in a medium bowl until they are well combined. Open the can of crescent rolls and lay each triangle out on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
Spoon a little bit of the spinach mixture onto each crescent triangle and roll it up like you would a crescent. Brush the tops of the rolls with egg white and bake at 375° for 14 – 16 minutes. Serve warm!
Make ahead and store
You can make the filling ahead of time and store it in the fridge to be added to the crescent rolls and baked the next day. I suggest not preparing these more than one day in advance.
Place any leftovers in an airtight container or in a ziplock bag and store them in the fridge for 3-4 days.
I think these taste best prepared and served the same day but they can be frozen. To freeze them, prepare and bake them normally, then let them cool.
Once they are cooled freeze them for 1-2 hours on the pan so they can freeze separately and not get stuck together once they are stored. When they are frozen, place them all in a ziplock bag or an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Reheat them in the oven on low or in the microwave.
These Cheesy Spinach Rolls are the perfect go-to for a bust week night, and I have a feeling they will make another appearance on our dinner menu soon. 😉
SPINACH CRESCENT ROLLS GO GREAT WITH:
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Spinach Rolls Recipe
- 10 oz spinach frozen, thawed and drained, chopped
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup cream cheese softened
- 1 egg seperated
- 8 oz crescent rolls
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix spinach, cheese and egg yolk in a medium bowl until well combined.
- Open can of crescent rolls and lay each triangle out on a foil lined cookie sheet.
- Spoon a little of spinach mixture onto each crescent triangle and roll up.
- Brush tops of rolls with egg white and bake for 14 - 16 minutes. Serve warm.
Recipe adapted from KRAFT Foods.