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Vegetable Strudel

recipe ingredients
5 cups fresh spinach leaves
2 medium red sweet peppers, cut into 1-inch strips
1 medium yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch strips
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
4 green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained well and chopped
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Dash ground red pepper
Butter-flavor nonstick spray coating
6 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs

recipe directions
For filling, place the spinach in large colander; set aside. In a large saucepan cook sweet peppers, summer squash, carrots, mushrooms, and green onions in 4 cups boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour over spinach to drain; rinse immediately with cold water. Drain well, pressing out excess moisture. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl. Stir in the dried tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, the oregano, salt, black pepper, and ground red pepper. Set filling aside.

Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick coating. Place 1 sheet of phyllo on a dry kitchen towel. (Keep remaining sheets covered with plastic wrap to prevent drying out.) Spray with nonstick coating. Place another sheet on top; spray with nonstick coating. Sprinkle with half of the bread crumbs. Place 2 more sheets of phyllo on top, spraying each with non- stick coating. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Add remaining 2 sheets of phyllo, spraying each with nonstick coating.

Spoon filling along 1 long side of phyllo stack about 1-1/2 inches from edges. Fold in the short sides over the filling. Starting from the long side with filling, roll up jelly-roll style.

Place strudel, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Spray top with nonstick coating. Using a sharp knife, score into 8 slices, cutting through the top layer only. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

Bake in a 375 degree F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the strudel is golden. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. To serve, cut along scored lines into slices.