Easy puff pastry roll with ricotta and spinach

Easy puff pastry roll with ricotta and spinach

By 10/10/2014

An idea for a quick lunch or for a more substantial snack? Here you have a tasty one.
Puff pastry can come in handy sometimes especially if you don't have much time on your hands and who has these days?
I have made a "plait"-roll and stuffed it with a classic ricotta and spinach filling but of course you can use any filling you like. Cooked mince, vegetables, fish or anything you fancy will be perfect, just make sure it is not too watery, nobody likes soggy pastry!
Unfortunately I didn't have the chance of tasting these as I turned around and my family had polished the whole lot!
They must have been edible then 😉

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 25 minutes



Make the filling by chopping the onion finely and stir frying it in a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Add the spinach, salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes.
Add the ricotta and the Parmesan cheese and mix well.
 cooking spinach

Sprinkle some flour on your worktop to prevent the pastry from sticking to the surface.

Divide the pastry into 4 and make 4 balls of equal size.
With a rolling pin roll the dough and make an oval shape like a large egg; then make some cuts on the edges, it should look like a tree.
Place the filling in the middle of the pastry.
Seal the roll by folding each pastry stripe on top of each other and seal the roll at the end, it will look like a plait. Place the rolls on a baking tray covered with baking paper and brush them with beaten egg white.
 Ricotta and spinach pasty recipe

Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.

Ricotta and spinach pasty recipe

I am entering this to "Cook Blog Share" hosted by Lucy.

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10 Responses to Easy puff pastry roll with ricotta and spinach

  1. gloria

    Aww Alida I love this look absolutely beautiful!
    I love puff pastry and spinachs!:)

    • Alida

      Thank you Angie!

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    This is a very simple and delicious treat. Sometimes the simplest is the best. I love your combination and the way you folded over the pieces of pastry is just beautiful. I can imagine why when you turned around they were all gone…. Your family knows what is delicious! They look so pretty in your basket, it makes a nice presentation. I like this for the holidays, it would be a nice appetiser if you could cut it up in rounds or even just pieces. Wonderful job…I am saving this one for sure. Thanks for sharing… Have a lovely weekend with your family…they always go so fast….
    Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Thank you Dottie!

  3. Lucy Parissi

    Great idea – could use Danish Pastry dough for these and it would be amazing. I love anything with spinach would probably add feta though (can’t ignore my Greek upbringing!) Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

    • Alida

      Feta would be a great alternative too. Puff pastry goes with anything!

  4. la cucina di Molly

    Buonissimi questi rustici, bella anche la forma intrecciata della sfoglia, bravissima! Un abbraccio!

  5. Diana

    Alida…one fab recipe after another! I love how you cut the dough to make the cute decoration…….anyway…have a good weekend….ciao!

    • Alida

      Grazie Diana, i tuoi commenti sono sempre molto cari x

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