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Swiss Spinach Strudel

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 5 servings
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What a "dough-licious" and easy way to get your spinach!

Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Devon Delaney
Princeton, New Jersey

Ingredients

1
egg
1/2
cup reduced-fat chives-and-onion cream cheese spread (from 8-oz container)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ 90 calorie crescents or regular crescent dinner rolls OR 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
1/4
cup sliced almonds
Olive oil cooking spray or regular cooking spray
2
tablespoons Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat egg. Add cream cheese; blend well. Add spinach, Swiss cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg and red pepper sauce; mix well.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press to form 12x8-inch rectangle; firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press to form 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Spoon and spread spinach mixture lengthwise on half of dough. Sprinkle with almonds. Fold untopped half of dough over filling; press edges and ends to seal. Spray top of dough with cooking spray. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 24 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into crosswise slices.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat egg. Add cream cheese; blend well. Add spinach, Swiss cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg and red pepper sauce; mix well.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press to form 12x8-inch rectangle; firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press to form 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Spoon and spread spinach mixture lengthwise on half of dough. Sprinkle with almonds. Fold untopped half of dough over filling; press edges and ends to seal. Spray top of dough with cooking spray. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 24 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into crosswise slices.

Expert Tips

To quickly thaw spinach, cut small slit in center of pouch; microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed. Remove spinach from pouch; squeeze dry with paper towels.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
6g
6%
Protein
15g
15%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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