FOFF Spankin Spinach Roll and Canvas Prints

by Joanne on November 10, 2011

What a roll! I’m partial to spinach and when it’s put into a pizza dough, it becomes a living dream.

The recipe is found on page 9 of Carla Vavala’s book Fusion of Food and Friends.   You’ll want to make this one.  I used a multi grain pizza dough and it was so good, we couldn’t stop eating it.


Makes one roll which is enough to serve 10 *It freezes well so don’t be afraid to make one large roll, especially with the holidays coming up. It’s a super appetizer!


  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 lb fresh pizza dough
  • 1 large bag fresh baby spinach
  • ½ lb fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 5 tsp garlic, minced
  • ½ cup each, all shredded: provolone cheese, cheddar cheese, gruyere cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup aged Gouda cheese
  • 1 egg for brushing over the finished formed roll prior to baking.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Sauté the spinach, mushrooms, garlic in olive oil and drain. Set aside to cool.

Roll out the pizza dough into a large oval or rectangle (about 13 x 9).

Spread the spinach mix over the top, keeping clear from the edges.

Sprinkle with all the cheese then roll up jelly roll style.

Brush the top with egg wash and make sure all ends and edges are sealed.

Place on a lightly greased baking sheet (I used non-stick aluminum foil) and bake for 45 minutes.


Spinach roll, Eggplant roll, Sausage roll, these are all favorites for gatherings and parties.

I think Peggy was making this fabulous roll today.  Visit her site to see how she like Carla’s SPANKIN SPINACH ROLL.

Next week:  STRIKE IT RICH STEAK PIZZA – it looks so good. I invite you to make it along with me, just ask for the recipe. I’ll share Smile

Easy Canvas Prints


I was contacted by Easy Canvas Prints and asked if I’d like to put one of my photos on canvas.  This was a neat idea so I chose a photo from my HURRICANE post and within 7 days, received this beautiful 8 x 10 print.

I love it! It’s going to have a special place in my kitchen.

The best part is, Easy Canvas Prints wants to offer YOU a great deal as well.

For liking them on Facebook, you get 50% off & free shipping on your order!


They also sent me $10.00 off gift cards that I would like to mail to you (in the USA).  LIKE me on Facebook and FOLLOW me on Twitter, then simply let me know you did so, send me an email saying that you’d like a gift card, include your mailing address and I’ll get it right out to you. There is a limited number so it’s on a first come, first serve basis.

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  • At 2011.11.10 10:56, Peggy said:

    Yum, your roll is beautiful. Mine wasn’t as pretty, but it was very tasty. I love that it has endless possibilities of other ingredients you could put in there if you so chose!

    • At 2011.11.10 17:34, Dana At Cooking At Cafe D said:

      Oh, that spinach roll looks amazing!
      I’m a big fan of spinach.

      Earlier this week I made a Broccoli, spinach, asparagus, onions, potato cheese soup – LOL!

      Just found your blog.
      I’m your newest follower.

      • At 2011.11.10 20:58, clauda @Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said:

        If I ever move back up there you will never get rid of me.. I would be your sampler! everyday! I love that spinach!

        • At 2011.11.10 21:08, Ayden @ Himalayan Salt said:

          What type of wine would go along with that?

          • At 2011.11.11 07:38, spice said:

            Roll looks so good…..I’m a big fan of spinach…..earlier this week I too used pizza dough & spinach together but in my case I puredd the spinach & made the fresh pizza dough with it….yes it was green pizza base but it was good….

            • At 2011.11.12 13:26, Sophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn said:

              Ok that spinach roll looks to die for!
              Seriously I wish I had a loaf of that sitting waiting for me at uni tomorrow!
              You always have so much delicious food on your blog, I can’t come on here without getting hungry 😛

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