Party Recipe: Giada’s Pinwheel

This recipe is a party favorite. It’s easy, delicious and you just can’t go wrong with prosciutto, mozzarella and spinach. It’s the perfect appetizer for any dinner party.

Here’s Giada’s recipe:

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

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and position a rack in the lower 1/3 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 1/2 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 until the top is golden brown.

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

Serving Size

Serves 6-8


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