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Spinach, Artichoke and Sausage Pinwheels

Spinach, Artichoke and Sausage Pinwheels

Are you looking for a delicious appetizer that will impress your guests? Look no further than spinach, artichoke, and sausage pinwheels! These savory bites are packed with flavor and are sure to be a hit at your next gathering. In this article, we will explore the amazing combination of ingredients that make these pinwheels so tasty, as well as provide some helpful tips for making them. Let’s dive in!

The Perfect Combination

Spinach, artichoke, and sausage are a match made in culinary heaven. The earthiness of the spinach pairs perfectly with the tangy, slightly acidic flavor of the artichoke. And when you add in the savory goodness of sausage, you have a winning combination that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Imagine biting into a warm, flaky pinwheel and being greeted with the rich flavors of spinach, artichoke, and sausage. It’s like a party in your mouth! The creamy texture of the filling, combined with the buttery pastry, creates a mouthwatering experience that will leave you craving more.

Tips for Making the Best Pinwheels

Making spinach, artichoke, and sausage pinwheels is easier than you might think. Here are some tips to ensure your pinwheels turn out perfectly every time:

  • Use high-quality ingredients: The flavor of your pinwheels will greatly depend on the quality of the ingredients you use. Opt for fresh spinach, marinated artichoke hearts, and flavorful sausage to take your pinwheels to the next level.
  • Thaw the puff pastry properly: If you’re using frozen puff pastry, make sure to thaw it according to the package instructions. This will ensure that it bakes evenly and becomes nice and flaky.
  • Spread the filling evenly: When spreading the spinach, artichoke, and sausage mixture onto the puff pastry, make sure to distribute it evenly. This will ensure that every bite is packed with flavor.
  • Roll and slice carefully: To create the beautiful pinwheel shape, roll the puff pastry tightly and slice it into even pieces. This will give you perfectly shaped pinwheels that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the taste buds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make these pinwheels ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can definitely make these pinwheels ahead of time. Simply prepare them as instructed, but instead of baking them right away, cover them tightly and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to serve, just pop them in the oven and bake until golden and crispy.

Q: Can I freeze these pinwheels?

A: Absolutely! These pinwheels freeze beautifully. Once baked, let them cool completely, then transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag. They will keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply pop them in the oven until heated through.

Q: Can I use a different type of meat?

A: Of course! While sausage adds a delicious flavor to these pinwheels, you can certainly experiment with different types of meat. Try using cooked bacon, diced ham, or even ground beef for a unique twist.

Q: Can I make these pinwheels vegetarian?

A: Absolutely! If you prefer a vegetarian version of these pinwheels, simply omit the sausage and increase the amount of spinach and artichoke. You can also add some extra seasonings or spices to amp up the flavor.

Q: Can I add cheese to these pinwheels?

A: Yes, cheese would be a fantastic addition to these pinwheels! Consider sprinkling some shredded mozzarella or Parmesan cheese on top of the filling before rolling them up. The cheese will melt and create a gooey, delicious filling.

Q: Can I serve these pinwheels as a main course?

A: While these pinwheels are typically served as an appetizer or a snack, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy them as a main course. Pair them with a side salad or some roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Q: Can I make a sweet version of these pinwheels?

A: Absolutely! If you have a sweet tooth, you can easily transform these savory pinwheels into a sweet treat. Simply swap the spinach, artichoke, and sausage filling with a sweet filling of your choice, such as Nutella, fruit preserves, or cinnamon sugar.

Q: Can I use homemade puff pastry?

A: Yes, if you have the time and skill, homemade puff pastry would be a fantastic option for these pinwheels. The flakiness and buttery flavor of homemade puff pastry will take these pinwheels to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Q: Can I serve these pinwheels cold?

A: While these pinwheels are best enjoyed warm and fresh out of the oven, you can certainly serve them cold if you prefer. They make a great addition to a picnic or a packed lunch.

In Conclusion

Spinach, artichoke, and sausage pinwheels are a delightful appetizer that will impress your guests and leave them wanting more. The combination of flavors and textures creates a truly irresistible treat. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply looking for a delicious snack, these pinwheels are sure to be a hit. So go ahead, give them a try, and let your taste buds dance with delight!

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Spinach, Artichoke and Sausage Pinwheels

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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 40

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 pound of hot Italian sausage , crumbled (remove from casing)
  • 6 ounces of chopped artichoke hearts (about 1 cup) , thawed if frozen
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 1 cup of frozen spinach , defrosted, drained, and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry , thawed (from a 17.3-ounce package)
  • All-purpose flour , for dusting
  • 1 large egg

Instructions
 

  • Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, breaking it up into small pieces. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the artichokes, cream cheese, spinach, red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix vigorously until well combined and smooth.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, unfold the pastry sheets. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over each sheet.
  • Divide the cooked sausage evenly and spoon it over the cream cheese mixture, making sure to cover the entire surface.
  • Starting from the longer edge, tightly roll each sheet of dough into a log (jelly-roll style). Pinch the seams closed and place the logs seam side down on the work surface.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut each log into 20 evenly thick pieces. Place the pieces on the prepared baking sheets, with the spiral side facing up.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Brush the tops of the pinwheels with the egg wash.
  • At this point, you can choose to freeze and store the pinwheels. To do so, place them in the freezer until firm, then transfer them to a resealable
Keyword Appetizer, Artichoke, Cheese, Christmas, Cream Cheese Recipes, Holiday, Sausage Recipes, Spinach, Thanksgiving, Vegetable
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