Spinach Rolls

Servings: 16




  • 1/2 lb Ground Beef or Vegan Ground Crumbles (226g)

  • 1 small chopped Onion

  • 10 oz package of chopped Frozen Spinach, thawed

  • 6 tbsp Light Cream Cheese

  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese

  • 3 tbsp Sugar Free BBQ Sauce


1. Combine yeast and warm water in a small bowl and let sit for ten minutes.

2. In a medium sized bowl add the flour, sugar, oil and salt and give it a stir.

3. Once the yeast mixture becomes foamy, add this mixture to the flour mixture and mix until a dough has formed, adding more flour if needed. Knead dough for a couple of minutes on a lightly floured surface.

4. Add the dough to a greased bowl, cover and let rise for about an hour in a warm place.

5. While the dough is rising make the filling by adding the chopped onion to a large skillet, cook it for a few minutes before adding the ground beef/vegan grounds to the skillet to brown.

6. Squeeze out all the excess moisture from the thawed spinach. Add it to the skillet until heated. Then add the BBQ sauce and cream cheese and give it a good stir. Set mixture aside.

7. Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking tray with parchment paper.

8. Once the dough has completed rising, punch down the dough and place it on a well floured surface.

9. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces. Working with one piece at a time using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a flat rectangle. Place half of the filling on top of the dough and spread it out over the whole dough. Roll the dough up like you would when making cinnamon rolls. Once you have it rolled into a log, take a sharp knife and cut it into 8 pieces.

10. Place all 8 pieces on the lined baking tray and put it in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes. Check the bottoms after 20 minutes and if they are browning too quick but the tops are not, then broil the rolls for a few minutes keeping an eye on them so they don't burn.

11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the second ball of dough.

12. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!


1. I made these with Gardein Beefless Grounds but feel free to use actual Beef if that's what you have available.

2. Make sure to squeeze as much moisture as you can from the spinach ensuring the rolls don't turn soggy.

Nutritional Information per roll:

  • Calories : 158

  • Fat : 6.9g

  • Carbs: 16.5g

  • Net Carbs: 14.8g

  • Protein: 8.3g

  • Sugar: 2.8g

  • Fiber: 1.7g

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