August Potluck at I ♥ Cooking Club: Now serving Giada's Mozzarella Pinwheels

It's time for Potluck at IHCC, something I look forward to each month. For August I picked Giada de Laurentis' recipe for Mozzarella Pinwheels. This is a great lunch and easy to make too. Some of you will be exhausted from back to school shopping and this would make a nice lunch to bribe your kiddies with after a day of shopping.




Ingredients

•Flour, for dusting
•1 pound of pizza dough (if you don't make it grab it from the cold case at the bakery in your grocery store)
•2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
•7 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced
•1 cup coarsely chopped baby spinach (about 1 1/2 ounces)
•1 tablespoon olive oil
•Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and position a rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pizza dough. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Layer ham or proscuitto, add fresh chopped spinach. Now top with mozzarella. Roll it up!

I used ham for this pinwheel...........


Bake at 425 F for 25 minutes. Let it cool before you cut it.

Check out I Heart Cooking Club and see what else is dished up for Potluck. I am also sharing this with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.

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21 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

I love Giada. She always cooks the best. Love Rick Bayless as well. Your version of her sandwich looks delish.:) Have a wonderful day.

Kim said...

I have a Giada to-do list and this recipe is on it! It just seems like something everyone would love and I also think it would be good leftover for snacking, etc. Not to mention, it seems like it's as easy as can be and I'm all about easy lately :)

Debra Eliotseats said...

What a great dish! Just beautiful!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Tina!
I make something like this with sausage and peppers but I usually use frozen bread dough. I think using store bought pizza dough would be sooooo much easier and probably tastier. And now, I have yet another combination, Mozzarella Pinwheels! So cool!

Thanks for sharing, Tina...

kitchen flavours said...

This looks delicious, perfect for my kids' after school meal! I, like Kim have a list of Giada's recipes to try! Thanks for sharing! A wonderful potluck choice!

Susan Lindquist said...

Yum! Reminds me of stromboli! Any way you make it, I'd be knoshing it! Great share for pot luck week! I love how every one who has shared thus far has chosen a different chef! True variety this week!

Zosia said...

That looks really delicious and something I know my family would enjoy. Great choice for IHCC potluck week...thank you for posting this.

Michelle said...

I would love to have this after a long, tiring day. It looks like good comfort food!

Katerina said...

This is a lip licking dish Tina! Very comforting and filling!

Tina said...

Thank you so much! This is easy enough that I could bake a few varieties and have you all over for a lunch party!

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

That looks yummy! It has the look of a special occasion food without being that difficult to make -- cool!

Beth F said...

What a great idea! And the leftovers would be yummy cold in a lunchbox the next day.

Carole said...

I think I might do a version of this with a flat bread. Cheers

Laurie C said...

Seems like a quick version of calzone and just as delicious! I like the idea of adding the spinach!

Col (Col Reads) said...

This is a great idea. I bet my daughter would love these cold, in her lunch box, next week!

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

This looks wonderful and so easy ti make. I'm pinning this one.

caite said...

yes, you have to love giada...and this looks very tasty!

jama said...

Looks easy and delicious!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Love this idea, Tina. Don't know how I've never stumbled across this recipe from Giada before, but now that I have it is on the definite "to-do" list. I think this would be a great alternative to pizza for a casual Sunday Supper, and I think you could put just about anything inside it.

Thanks so much for joining in at IHCC Pot Luck this week, and for sharing this gem.

Peaceful Reader said...

This is perfect. My daughter wants to make calzones for her lunch this year and this might be another idea for her lunch bag. I have a food crush on Giada.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Giada is always the queen of simple but delicious recipes--this looks like a great example! ;-)

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