Game-Day Spinach Pull-Aparts

Little spinach and cheese filled pastry balls are baked together and inverted on a plate for a foolproof appetizer idea perfect for any party. Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010

Photo by deanna c.
Adapted from keyingredient.com

PREP TIME

35

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

PREP TIME

35

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

Adapted from keyingredient.com

Ingredients

  • 3

    tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1

    package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4

    cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • 1/4

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2

    cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)

  • 1

    box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain and finely chopped

  • 1/2

    teaspoon McCormick® Basil Leaves, if desired

  • 1/4

    teaspoon black pepper

  • 2

    cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (16 rolls)

  • 1

    cup marinara sauce, heated, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with no-stick cooking spray. In small bowl, mix butter and 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic powder; set aside. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach, basil, pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon garlic powder until blended; set aside. Unroll crescent dough; separate into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle in half lengthwise to make total of 32 small triangles. Stretch or press 1 triangle slightly, being careful not to tear it. Spoon 1 tablespoon spinach mixture onto center of triangle; pull dough around mixture into a ball. Press edges to seal. Repeat with remaining triangles. Roll each ball in butter mixture; layer in pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Cool 10 minutes longer. Serve warm with marinara sauce. Nutrition Information: Serving (1 Serving) Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 150), Total Fat 17g (Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 2g), Cholesterol 25mg; Sodium 480mg; Total Carbohydrate 12g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 1g), Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 30.00%; Vitamin C 0.00%; Calcium 8.00%; Iron 6.00%; Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1; *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. © 2012 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved

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