Savory Cheese & Spinach Strudel

Savory Cheese & Spinach Strudel Recipe

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Judith Hannemann

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@artemis2854

Excellent for a lunch or light dinner. Tastes good cold as well. Also will double as an appetizer.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
2
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • 5
    phyllo dough sheets, defrosted
  • 1 c
    ricotta cheese, either part-skim, whole or non-fat
  • 1/4 c
    pecorino romano cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    toasted slivered almonds or pine nuts
  • 3 large
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 c
    baby spinach, well washed and shredded
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil, fresh, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    olive oil for brushing phyllo sheets

How to Make Savory Cheese & Spinach Strudel

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat the 1 tbs olive oil in a large saucepan. Add minced garlic and stir. Add shredded spinach and stir until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat; set aside until cooled.
  2. Toast almonds or pine nuts by placing in a non-stick skillet and heat over medium heat tossing or stirring often until lightly toasted and aromatic. Let cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the cheeses, almonds or pine nuts, parsley, basil, salt, pepper and egg. Add wilted spinach/garlic mixture. Combine well.
  4. Prepare phyllo as follows:
    Lay one sheet of phyllo on flat, dry surface. Brush with olive oil. Place another sheet on top of this and repeat until all sheets are used.
  5. Place filling in the center of the phyllo sheets. Fold the short ends inward, then roll up from the long side. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush top of strudel with additional olive oil and sprinkle with about 1 tsp of Pecorino Romano cheese.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

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