Game Day Chessy Spinach Pull Apart

  • 60 mins
  • 12 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (9 oz) box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed of liquid then finely chopped.
  • 5 large leaves of fresh basil, chopped or 2 tsp dried
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 (8oz) cans of Pillsbury refrigerated garlic butter crescent dinner rolls. (16 rolls)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce heated.
This is a Perfect pass around recipe for game day or a gathering of family and friends. It is very easy to prepare and used store brought crescent rolls, mozzarella, cream cheese,spinach and Parmesan cheese.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a 12 cup fluted tube cake pan with Crisco cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix butter and 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan, mozzarella, spinach, basil, pepper and remaining 1 tsp garlic powder.
  • Blend well and set aside.
  • Unroll crescent dough and separate into 16 triangles.
  • Cut each triangle in half lengthwise to make a total of 32 small triangles.
  • Stretch or press each triangle slightly, being careful not to tear it.
  • Spoon 1 tbs of the spinach mixture onto the center of each triangle.
  • pull the dough around mixture into a ball.
  • Press edges to seal. You should have 32 balls.
  • Roll each ball in butter mixture and layer in the pan.
  • bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool for 5 minutes.
  • Place a heat proof serving plate upside down over the pan and turn plate and pan over.
  • Remove pan and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with warm marinara sauce.
 

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