Sausage and spinach rolls

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
41 min
6 min
35 min
These light and crisp, six-ingredient strudels are fun and easy to make as a family. One person can handle the phyllo while the another person works with the filling. Ready-to-eat in only 40 minutes, this recipe serves four. Each crunchy bite is filled with spinach and turkey sausage, making it super family-friendly. Leftover rolls are great for taking for lunch. Simply let the rolls cool to room temperature, then wrap in foil and refrigerate for up to three days. Then, serve them cold or reheat in a preheated 375°F oven until heated through, 20 to 25 minutes.


Olive oil

1 tsp, extra virgin

Low-fat sausage(s)

½ pound(s), Italian turkey variety, casings removed

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Chopped frozen spinach

10 oz, thawed and squeezed dry


1 large, lightly beaten

Phyllo dough

8 sheet(s), thawed according to package directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then add the sausage and onion. Cook, breaking up the sausage with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove form the heat then stir in the spinach. Stir in the egg; mix well to combine.
  3. Place 1 phyllo sheet on a work surface (cover the remaining phyllo with plastic wrap to retain moisture). Lightly spray the phyllo sheet with nonstick spray; top with a second sheet and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Fold the 2 sprayed sheets in half, making a 12 x 8 1⁄2-inch rectangle. Spread one-fourth of the sausage mixture over the rectangle and roll up from one narrow end. Place seam-side down on the baking sheet and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Repeat with the remaining phyllo and filling, making a total of 4 rolls. Bake until golden brown, 20–25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. Yields 1 roll per serving.


You can also freeze the rolls for up to three months and bake directly from the freezer, in a preheated 350°F oven until heated through, 30 to 35 minutes.