Spiral Stuffed Rolls with Turkey, Cheese and Broccoli

Who can resist cheese, turkey, and bread. It's like a grown-up "Lunchable" - which were my fave growing up - so these were a wonderful trip down memory lane. These little spiral rolls made for a lovely weeknight meal for Lobster and I. They take a bit of time to make, but we enjoyed them enough that it was worth the extra effort. They're very reminiscent of a calzone, so if you like calzones - you should give this a try. We actually ate them with marinara sauce which made them extra tasty.

For all you moms out there, this meal is very kid friendly. If you find yourself cooking different meals for members of your family each night, these are your solution. If you don't like turkey or broccoli, swap them out with whatever you like. Try some spicy sausage and spinach instead, or turn it into a pizza and add pepperoni and mozzarella - what kid wouldn't love that! The combinations are endless! So switch up your weeknight meals and give these spiral rolls a whirl.

...I called dibs on the fat slurpy guy in the middle

Spiral Stuffed Rolls with Turkey, Cheese and Broccoli
Serves 3-4
Makes 10-12 rolls
Recipe from Mel's Kitchen

Dough Recipe:
3/4 cups warm water
1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour , give or take a few tablespoons (you can also use all AP flour)

Combine yeast, water and sugar in bowl of a stand mixer and let proof (until foamy and bubbly) for 5 minutes. Add oil, salt and 1 cup of the flour. Begin mixing and continue to add the rest of the flour gradually until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. Judge the dough not by the amount of flour called for in the recipe but in how the dough feels. The dough should be soft and smooth but still slightly tacky to the touch.

Knead the dough in the stand mixer on medium until it is very smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 8-10 minutes by hand. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise until it has doubled (this usually takes about an hour and a half).

Punch down the dough and roll the dough out into a large rectangle about 1/2-inch thick (I actually rolled it about ¼ inch thick)

For the stuffing:
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cups chopped deli meat turkey (leftover ham or deli ham works great here)
3/4 cups finely chopped broccoli
1 cups shredded cheese (Swiss, Cheddar..options are limitless)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions

In a small bowl, cream together the cream cheese. Spread the rolled out dough with the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with pepper, and generous amount of garlic powder. Top with the turkey, broccoli, cheese, Parmesan cheese, and green onions. Roll the dough up (starting with the long end), pinching the seam to seal. Slice the roll into about 1-inch segments. Place the rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet cuts side down and cover with plastic wrap. Let the rolls rise until nearly doubled (mine took about an hour) and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbly.

Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen


Jennifurla said...

I just love this meal, great little bites and my kid would loev all the combos you listed.

NuM NuM said...

Hi Jennifurla - I love how the combo are infinite. Do give them a try and let me know if your kid likes them :)