Spinach and Sausage Rolls are a delicious taste treat. Who can resist a hot little sandwich that is a mixture of garlicky spinach, savory Italian sausage and cheese. Whether serving these rolls to a group of friends who have come over to watch football games on the weekend or enjoying them as a light evening meal, the flavorful rolls will quickly disappear from your serving platter.
This recipe has evolved over the years. When I started making this recipe, I used pizza dough that was rolled with the filling, baked, then sliced and served as an appetizer. When life is busy, I find the spinach and sausage rolls easier to prepare, serve and eat. A simple finger food recipe is always a good thing to have when you have limited time in a day for cooking.
Spinach And Sausage Rolls
Preheat oven 375 degrees
- 1 10 oz. box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
- 2 – 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 – 3 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 lb. Italian sausage (I use hot), crumbled, browned and drained well
- 1/2 c. grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 c. grated Mozzarella or Provolone cheese
- 1/4 c. pitted and chopped oil cured black olives (optional)
- 1 pkg. par baked Bouchon rolls or any par baked crusty roll of your choice (I used Cuisine de France)
Heat olive oil in a sauté pan and add the garlic and cook until just starting to turn golden. Add the spinach, salt and pepper and cook until the spinach is cooked and all the water has evaporated. Remove from the heat and place the spinach into a large mixing bowl. Add the cooked sausage, all the cheese, and the olives, if using. Mix well and taste. Adjust the seasonings, if necessary.
Slice the rolls from the top to the bottom but not all the way through. Carefully hollow out part of the inside of the roll then divide the spinach and sausage mixture between the rolls. Place on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions until golden brown.
Whether enjoyed as a snack during the day, a light meal or served as finger food during a gathering of friends, this easy to prepare dish has long been a favorite in our home. I believe that once you have tried these hot and savory little snacks, that spinach and sausage rolls will become a favorite in your home as well.