Vegetable Rolls

May 20th, 2010

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Now, I don’t suppose you could call anything with puff pastry healthy. Although, you could say this is healthier than the normal sausage roll. These vegie rolls are packed full of vegetables, most of which you might not be able to guess while eating them. So, unsuspecting kids (and adults) will get a vegie fill when they go for these rolls at a party.

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I decided to make this recipe combining many vegetables I had on hand, so I’m sure it can be altered to what you have lying around.

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Vegetables Rolls

Recipe by Anita @ Leave Room for Dessert

Makes: 50

250g spinach, fresh or frozen (thawed and water pressed out)
2 large carrots (300g), grated
1 zucchini (200g), grated
12 mushrooms (200g), grated
4 cloves garlic, crushed
200g corn kernels, drained
1 egg, lightly beaten
250g ricotta
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs
5 sheets puff pastry

1 egg beaten for glazing (or milk)
poppy seeds for sprinkling on top

Mix all the vegetables in a large bowl. Add the ricotta, egg and sweet chili sauce, mix to combine. Add the breadcrumbs and mix until fully combined.

Cut the pastry sheets in half. Spoon equal amounts of the vegetable filling down the middle or side of the pastry sheet – to form an even roll. Place a small amount of egg wash down the length of the puff pastry. Roll the pastry up firmly and sealing with a little pinch on the edge. Brush some egg wash over the top and sprinkle with poppy seeds.

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At this stage, either freeze as they are (with some baking paper or puff pastry plastic between the rolls) or, to eat straight away – preheat oven to 180°C. Cut each roll into 5 equal portions. Place on a baking paper lined tray and place in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until they are browned and cooked through. Serve with sweet chili sauce.

For Frozen rolls, allow to thaw enough to cut through with a knife. Cook in a preheated oven (180°C) for 20 minutes or longer, depending on how much they have thawed.

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16 Comments

  1. Anh says:

    I think it’s relatively healthy. Don’t you think? 🙂

  2. Isabella says:

    Wow, what a great way to get a variety of vegetables into children and adults alike!! I really like the idea of vegetable rolls, another great recipe from you, keep them coming!!

  3. Hoglet K says:

    Mmm, I like the sound of the ricotta and mushrooms. It’s a good thing to have at a party for vegetarians too.

  4. Jeanne says:

    These look amazing! I never would have though to use puff pastry for vegetable rolls. You’re right, it’s probably not healthy, but it sounds so good! And perfect for tricking any “veggie haters” into enjoying their veggies.

  5. sweetlife says:

    great veggie treat, puff pastry love it, it has a buttery taste that goes well with the veggies…

    sweetlife

  6. Katie says:

    These look delicious, far better than any sausage roll. Want to reach into the screan and eat them all!

  7. They look great Anita! And yes whilst technically puff pastry isn’t healthy I think your filling is loads healthier than others yet still sounds tasty! 😀

  8. Von says:

    These look so much better than sausage rolls….!
    I love pretty much anything with puff pastry, and I love vegetables too- these are my type of party snack 🙂

  9. Trissa says:

    Hmmm… I’m constantly searching for ways to make my nephew love vegetables. I remember when I was young it was a chore to eat veggies – having it in a roll is great as I know all kids of rolls.. I could tell him it is a surprise sausage roll – the surprise? No sausage but just as delicious!

  10. betty says:

    these look so good. nice way to use up my puff pastry :O)

  11. all I can think of is that flaky pastry with loads of poppyseeds ontop. You’re right, its a great way to get more veggies into you!

  12. Barbara says:

    Great idea! I use puff pastry to make savory palmiers and this would be a similar recipe. Never thought to fill it with veggies. What a super treat for the kids…

  13. Juliana says:

    Great idea…love the veggies in it…so colorful and tasty. Must taste so yummie in puff dough.

  14. I much prefer these over sausage rolls any day! They look perfectly crispy and filled with the type of goodness that could make me happy. Yum!

  15. momgateway says:

    love the veggies in the rolls…can’t get enough of them!

  16. Tracey says:

    Anita, you continue to inspire me, check out my version when you have time! PS thanks for the nice comment on my Blackforest cake 🙂

    http://roseandvioletkitchencreations.blogspot.com/2010/05/vegetable-rolls-and-sausage-rolls.html

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