Cheesy Spinach Roll Ups

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.

Cheesy Spinach Rolls on a white plate

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!

Unbaked Spinach Roll Up on a sheet pan


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
  • egg

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.

close up of spinach crescent rolls on a white plate

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. 😉


For more delicious recipes using crescent rolls, check out:

Spinach Rolls Recipe

5 from 13 votes
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!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 rolls
Calories 187 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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

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    1. I am sure you could 🙂 I personally haven’t tried, but if they are in the freezer, they’d last a lot longer than the fridge. I wouldn’t keep them more than a week in the fridge. Hope that helps you. Let me know what you think 🙂


      1. Hi Kristyn, sounds easy & Delish… If you use flour tortillas & make roll ups, would you need to bake any since it does have egg yolk? Tia, have a great fun day

  2. 5 stars
    So simple and so amazing! I could eat this whole batch in one sitting… I used trader Joe’s almond milk mozarella because I’m dairy free and it was perfect

  3. 5 stars
    Super easy and delicious! I used fresh spinach instead of frozen and only had chive cream cheese on hand (also added a little salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder) but theh came out perfect!

  4. I’m not able to see the recipe. I get a pop-up to purchase her summer recipe book. I can’t exit or back out of it, I can only exit the entire page. So if I don’t purchase the book or sign up for emails, I can’t see this one recipe. What a shame to force this on people.

    1. Hi Tracey! The pop up is just an option to show other options we offer on our page. There should be an x in the corner of the popup to easily exit. Sorry to hear it is giving you trouble. Thanks for the feedback.

  5. Wonder if you could use, or anyone has used, a pre-made spinach artichoke dip for filling? These look delicious but don’t have all ingredients on hand – do have the crescents and dip in my fridge. Just sounds so good. Thanks!!

    1. I haven’t tried using a dip before, but I imagine it could totally work! If you make them with the dip, you’ll have to let us know how it turns out. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I have a found a new favorite recipe using spinach! They were so cheesy & tasty!! My kids even finished them, which is a big deal!

  7. 5 stars
    I love when I can skip making my own dough. It saves so much time and my teen daughters can easily whip them up on their own.

  8. I think puffed pastry and make cheesy spinach pockets or the crescent roll sheet and make pinwheels!

  9. Love these! I made extra stuffing and baked it in a casserole dish and served it as a spinach soufflé!!!

  10. I doubled the recipe and had so much filling left over. I probably could have used two containers of biscuits and one batch of filling.

  11. 5 stars
    I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Fur parent
    I just love your recipes and your web site, and so does my family
    Thanks for the amazing recipes