Upgrade Your Side Dish With A Beef & Spinach-Stuffed Scalloped Potato Roll

Potatoes make the perfect side dish, especially since there are so many different ways to make them, although baked potatoes and scalloped potatoes tend to be some of the most popular choices. But jacket potatoes and potatoes au gratin, as our friends across the pond call them, have been done to death, and while it's always nice to have the classics to fall back on, sometimes you just want to try something new and exciting. That's where this stuffed scalloped potato roll comes in.

You'll need: 

  • 6⅓ oz parmesan cheese
  • 6 potatoes, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 8¾ oz ricotta 
  • oil for cooking
  • spinach leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4¼ oz shredded mozzarella cheese

Here's how:

1. Line a sheet pan with a sheet of parchment paper and sprinkle half of the parmesan cheese on top. Lay out the potato slices on top of the cheese in slightly overlapping rows. Sprinkle salt and the remaining parmesan over the potatoes. Put the pan in a preheated oven and cook at 360°F for 30 minutes.

2. Heat some oil in a pan and cook the spinach leaves until soft. Make sure to add the garlic before the spinach is completely cooked down. Finally, mix the spinach with the ricotta. 

3. Spread the ricotta mixture over the baked potatoes in an even layer. 

4. Sweat the onions in a pan and brown the ground meat. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and season with parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper. 

5. Evenly distribute the meat mixture over the ricotta mixture and sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top.

6. Finally, roll the spread into a log using the parchment paper as an aid. Bake the roll for another 15 minutes at 360°F.

We've managed to roll all your favorite potato side dishes into one delicious stuffed log: Baked potato? Check! Scalloped potatoes? Check! Mashed potatoes? Check! Cheesy potatoes? Check, check! Go ahead and dig in.


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