Appetizers and Beverages - Spinach Pinwheels-1 point!

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06-06-2000, 12:11 AM
These are yummy and easy...and only one point!



1 can (8 oz.) reduced-fat refrigerated crescent roll dough

6 T. fat-free cream cheese, softened

2 cloves minced garlic (or 1 tsp. from jar)

1/4 tsp. dried basil leaves

1/8 tsp. ground red pepper

8 large fresh spinach leaves

Vegetable oil cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On wax paper unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. Press firmly at perforations to seal. In a small mixing bowl, blend cream cheese, garlic, basil and red pepper. Spread rectangles with cream cheese mixture to within inch of edges. Top with spinach leaves. Starting at shortest side, roll up each rectangle. Press edges to seal. Cut each roll into 8 slices. Place slices, cut side down, on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet immediately. Serve warm.

Yield: 16 servings

Nutrition information per serving: 56 calories, 6g carbohydrate, 2g protein, 2.3g fat, 0.6g saturated fat, 1mg cholesterol, 0.4g dietary fiber

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat

Source: Adapted recipe by Chef Dennis Berno