For something a little different to our usual weekend treat of homemade sausage rolls I recently decided to give these easy Spinach and Ricotta Rolls a try. I totally winged it when it came to putting these together and based the ingredients for the filling on what I regularly use when making Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni. Luckily for all involved (these were our dinner last weekend!) they turned out and they were eagerly gobbled up by the boys who even kept asking for more “Chicken Rolls”…. Yes, I think we need to work on helping them identify their foods a little better!
This recipe made around 32 bite sized Spinach and Ricotta Rolls, however you could easily make these any size you want and simply adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Easy Spinach and Ricotta Rolls Thermomix Instructions
- Line your two trays with baking paper and preheat your oven to 210 degrees.
- Cut the parmesan cheese into cubes no bigger than 3cm and place in your Thermomix bowl to mix for 10 seconds on speed 9 to grate.
- Add the ricotta, baby spinach leaves, 1 egg, nutmeg and salt and pepper to your Thermomix bowl and mix for 15 seconds on speed 4 or until all of the ingredients have combined.
- Break the extra egg into a small bowl and lightly whisk.
- Place the partially thawed pastry squares on your bench and cut in half lengthways. Brush one edge of the pastry with a little of the egg before using a spoon to add an approximately 3cm wide line of mixture down the centre of the pasty.
- Roll the pastry (starting from the edge without the egg) to enclose the filling.
- Slice the Spinach and Ricotta Rolls into four equal parts and brush with a little more of the beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Repeat process until all the pastry and Spinach and Ricotta mixture has been used.
- Place the Spinach and Ricotta Rolls into the oven to cook for 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crispy.
With footy finals upon us these Spinach and Ricotta Rolls make a great vegetarian alternative to traditional party pies and pasties. They are also freezer friendly, so why not make a batch to pop into the freezer for an easy weekend dinner?
Do your kids think every food is chicken too?
What’s your favourite snack to enjoy while watching the footy?