Thursday, September 22, 2011

Prosciutto Mozzarella Pinwheels

I am sharing a recipe from one of Giada's books that I made this past weekend. It was simply delicious and so very easy. Giada is one of my favorite cookbook authors and I do have all her books. Seldom if ever have I cooked from any of her books that I was disappointed.

Prosciutto Mozzarella Pinwheels

Serves 6 to 8

Flour for dusting
1 purchased pizza dough
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
7 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced
1 cup coarsley chopped baby spinach (about 1 1/2 ounces)
1tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 425* and position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pizza dough into a 12-to 14-inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella over the dough. Arrange the prosciutto over the cheese in a single layer. Sprinkle with the chopped spinach, then top with the remaining cheese.

Roll the dough into a thin cylinder, gently tucking in the ends. Brush the entire roll with the olive oil and season with the salt and pepper. Place the dough, seam side down, on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Cool the roll for 3 or 4 minutes, then use a serrated knife to cut it into 3/4-inch wide slices.

We are fortunate enough to have a wonderful Italian deli where I got my pizza dough all ready to roll out but while there I also got some of their Marinara Sauce to dip the rolls in for some added flavor and I didn't have any homemade sauce at the time.

My husband and I made a meal off of this pared with a Mixed Green Salad. These were fantastic and I think would make for a great appetizer when you are preparing an Italian dinner as I often do. They would make a very impressive tray of appetizers.

Have I mentioned that it was delicious. I sent some over to my son's and my daughter in law called and told me, "I don't know what that was but it was FABULOUS"!!! The combination of the flavors was awesome. I obviously didn't have any parchment paper but sprayed my sheet pan with a nonstick spray.

It is once again Friday and I am sharing this recipe with others participating in Foodie Friday, our host is Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum. Take a look at some of the other recipes by clicking here.


  1. I love Giada's recipes as well- this is a great filling recipe and I agree would be perfect with a salad!

  2. This looks very good - just the sort of thing for a Saturday night at home.

  3. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious.

  4. I have a similar recipe called a calzone that I love that uses Italian sausage and provolone and mozzarella that I serve as an appetizer. I love recipes like these and this one looks delicious with that melted cheese oozing out!

  5. This looks so yummy! Would make a great party hors d'oeuvre! Yum!

  6. I make pizza at home all the time and buy the dough at Publix here. I am going to try this tomorrow. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for posting.

  7. I know this is good since it's one of Giada's recipes. It looks delicious!

  8. Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvainia.Richard from Amish Stories.

  9. Please tell me that enjoyed these appetizers with a good glass of wine? You are right, these would make elegant appetizers for a party.

    Happy Friday to you.