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Pesto, spinach and ricotta rolls

Here at The Healthy Mummy we absolutely love recipes with just a handful of ingredients, and this one is a goodie!

These rolls from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge are a great snack to make for afternoon tea, for a picnic, or for a kids party.

Pesto, Spinach and Ricotta Rolls

If you don’t have any pesto, just substitute with a teaspoon of garlic and 3 finely chopped green shallots (or half a finely chopped onion).

Of course, pastry isn’t something that you should be consuming every day on a weight loss plan – but as a special treat it’s always much better to make your own version of your favourite snacks.

A typical spinach and ricotta roll from a bakery or frozen section of the supermarket has anywhere from 400-500 calories per serve, compared to ours which is 230.

You could also add a hit of chilli sauce if you were making these an adults only version.

Print Recipe
Pesto, Spinach and Ricotta Rolls
Pesto, spinach and ricotta rolls
Course Main Dish, Snacks
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low fat ricotta
  • 3 tbsp pesto
  • 1 cup baby spinach chopped
  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • 2 tbsp milk
Course Main Dish, Snacks
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low fat ricotta
  • 3 tbsp pesto
  • 1 cup baby spinach chopped
  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • 2 tbsp milk
Pesto, spinach and ricotta rolls
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 180C and line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Use a spoon to mix the ricotta, pesto and spinach in a bowl.
  3. Cut each of the pastry sheets in half.
  4. Place ¼ of the mixture down the centre of each rectangle.
  5. Brush milk down the right hand side of the rectangles.
  6. Roll the other side of the pastry over to join up, by pinching the pastry together.
  7. Cut in half again to make 2 smaller rolls, and lay on the tray.
  8. Brush all of the rolls with milk and bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden.
  9. Times will vary according to the strength of your oven.
Recipe Notes

Calories per roll: 230


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