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Spinach Puffs with Feta Cheese (Puff Pastry)

These feta spinach puffs are a perfect finger food and spinach appetizer for any gathering or party. The creamy filling and flaky dough are sure to make these spinach feta pastries a crowd-pleaser. You can even make them ahead of time for added convenience!

Spinach puffs on a wooden board.

These spinach appetizers are a true crowd-pleaser, with a crispy exterior and a creamy, cheesy interior that’s hard to resist. They’re a perfect addition to any party or gathering.

Each bite of these Spinach Puffs is bursting with flavors, from the slightly salty feta and sharp cheddar cheese to the earthy spinach and savory garlic.

Key Ingredients

spinach puffs ingredients with labels milk feta cheese puff pastry cheddar cheese spinach pepper garlic salt butter egg and sesame seeds.

Fresh spinach: Baby spinach or chopped regular-size spinach.

Minced garlic for a boost of flavor. You will need two garlic cloves.

salt and black pepper to taste

Butter: Unsalted

Puff pastry: Because you will find puff pastry in the freezer isle, don’t forget to defrost ahead of time.

Cheese: Cheddar cheese and Crumbled Feta Cheese make a great cheesy combination.

Egg: One large one.

Cream: Heavy cream or half and half

Black sesame seeds: Optional, but they make a great addition.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Spinach Puffs with Feta Cheese (Puff Pastry)

Step 1: Prep the oven

Preheat the oven to 350 F

Step 2: Heat the pan

Melt the butter in a frying pan.

Butter melting in a skillet.

Step 3: Add in the spinach

Add washed spinach, salt and pepper to taste. 

Fresh spinach in a skillet.

Step 4: Sauté

Saute for 5 min, until the leaves are wilted and the excess water evaporated.

Spinach sauteed in a skillet.

Step 5: Mix with dairy ingredients

Add garlic, sauteed spinach, feta cheese, cheddar cheese, heavy cream and egg to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Spinach puff filling ingredients in a glass bowl.

Step 6: Prep the puff pastry

On a flour dusted surface, roll out the puff pastry and cut into 12 equal squares.

Puff pastry cut into squares on a wooden cutting board with a rolling pin on the side.

Step 7: Fill in the puff pastry

Spray a cupcake tin with some nonstick cooking spray and put a square of dough into each cell. Fill with the spinach and cheese mixture. 

Step 8: Finish with an egg wash

Optionally, you can brush the edges of the dough with some heavy cream and sprinkle it with black sesame seeds.

Raw spinach puffs in a muffin tray topped with black sesame seeds.

Step 9: Bake

Bake for 30 min. Once cooled, enjoy!

Spinach puffs in a muffin tin on a wooden board.

Can Spinach Puff Pastry Appetizers be made ahead of time?

Short answer, yes. But they won’t taste as fresh. What you could do to simplify your day is to prepare the puffs and put it in the fridge, then bake right before serving. Don’t leave more than a day before baking.

Recipe FAQs

What to serve with spinach puffs?

These puff pastry bites pair great with a Quick and Easy Chicken Soup with Tortillas and an Easy Baked Warm Fruit Salad.

How to store these spinach puff pastry bites?

You can store prepared puffs (before baking) for several hours in the fridge in a covered dish. After baking, these delicious spinach puffs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days. They’re a quick snack and the perfect party appetizer.

What condiment goes well with puffs?

This tasty Tzatziki Sauce recipe is great to spoon over the creamy filling center of these spinach pastry puffs. It has the perfect amount of lemon juice and herbs!

How to use puff pastry?

Other than this great appetizer, you can also make this cherry cheese danish. It works out so well here, because you only need one sheet of puff pastry for these puffs and the other sheet you can use to make the danish! Just click right here for the recipe. For more dessert options, I like making these Peach and Brie Tarts as well as Delicate Puff Pastry Cones with Cream.

Are Spinach Pastries the same as Spanakopita?

Spanakopita is a Greece spinach pie, which is also made with spinach and cheese, but made with phyllo dough instead of puff pastry sheets like the spinach puffs. Both are delicious, but personally I prefer puff pastry.

Are Feta Spinach Puffs good the next day?

Yes! Just keep in sealed container in the refrigerator for no more than two days. This finger food is perfect for on the go breakfast.

spinach puffs in a muffin tray on a towel.

Check out these sweet puff pastry recipes:

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spinach puff close up on a wooden board with crumbs around.

Spinach Puffs with Feta Cheese (Puff Pastry)

Savory Spinach Feta Puff Pastry Puffs are incredibly delicious. Spinach, creamy, cheesy, and garlic-y center, baked in a butter puff pastry square, then topped up with a dash of black sesame seeds. Add these to your holiday brunch menu.
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Course: Breakfast, brunch, Side Dish, Snack, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Nut Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings12 puffs
Calories: 353kcal

Equipment

  • bowls
  • muffin pan
  • pastry brush

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups spinach (chop it, or baby spinach)
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 14oz pkg puff pastry
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 egg
  • cup heavy cream
  • black sesame seeds, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan.
    2 Tbsp butter
    butter melted in a skillet.
  • Add washed spinach, salt and pepper to taste. 
    4 cups spinach, salt,, ground black pepper,
    spinach in a skillet.
  • Saute for 5 min, until the leaves are wilted and the excess water evaporated.
    a skillet with sauteed spinach in it.
  • Add all ingredients along with sauteed spinach to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.
    2 cloves garlic, ½ cup feta cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese, 1 egg, ⅓ cup heavy cream
    mixed filling made of spinach and other ingredients in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon.
  • On a flour dusted surface, roll out the puff pastry and cut into 12 equal squares.
    1 14oz pkg puff pastry
    puff pastry spinach puffs on a wooden board with flour and a rolling pin.
  • Take a cupcake tin and put a square of dough into each cell. Fill with the spinach and cheese mixture. 
    spinach puffs in a muffin tray.
  • Optionally, you can brush the edges of the dough with some more heavy cream and sprinkle it with black sesame seeds.
    black sesame seeds,
  • Bake for 30 min.
    baked spinach puffs in a muffin tray on a wooden board with a towel.

Notes

You can store prepared puffs (before baking) for several hours in the fridge in a covered dish. After baking, these delicious spinach puffs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1526IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These spinach puffs are delicious. I left out the sesame seeds this time because i didn’t have any on hand but I think they’ll be great in this recipe. Love recipes that use pressed puff pastry dough

    This would be great to serve to guests too!