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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!

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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

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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)

Preheat the oven to 350 F

Heat up the pan: Melt the butter in a frying pan.

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Add in the spinach: Add washed spinach, salt and pepper to taste. 

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Wait till ready: Saute for 5 min, until the leaves are wilted and the excess water evaporated.

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Mix with dairy ingredients: Add garlic, sauteed spinach, feta cheese, cheddar cheese, heavy cream and egg to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.

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

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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. 

Finish it off with an egg wash: Optionally, you can brush the edges of the dough with some heavy cream and sprinkle it with black sesame seeds.

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Bake: Bake for 30 min. Once cooled, enjoy!

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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.

Puff Pastry Spinach Puffs

Check out these Sweet puff pastry recipes:

I love to make a homemade Cherry Danish with Sweet Cream Cheese as an easy dessert option. 
These Puff Pastry Cones with Cream (Cream Horns) are a simple and delicate dessert to serve at any holiday table.

Other Spinach Recipes that you Should Try

Savory Spinach Puffs are stuffed with a cheesy spinach, garlic filling in a buttery puff pastry crust. These breakfast bits remind me of the Fritatta Muffins  that I posts not too long ago. Which also make a great breakfast, or dish for brunch. Have yo tried them?

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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
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  • 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.
    spinach-sauteed-in-a-skillet
  • 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
    spinach-puffs-filling-mixed-in-a-clear-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
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  • Take a cupcake tin and put a square of dough into each cell. Fill with the spinach and cheese mixture. 
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  • Optionally, you can brush the edges of the dough with some heavy cream and sprinkle it with black sesame seeds.
    black sesame seeds,
  • Bake for 30 min.
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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!