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Spinach Puffs

Spinach puffs are an easy savory puff pastry appetizer that even kids like! Puff pastry shells are baked in a muffin tin and filled with a delicious filling made with garlicky sauteed spinach, and three kinds of cheese (feta, cream cheese, and parmesan). They're so crunchy and really delicious!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 spinach puffs
Calories 200kcal
Author Aleksandra


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 10 ounces (285g) frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • zest grated from 1 lemon
  • 3 ounces (85g) cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup (22g) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup (45g) crumbled feta cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (about 10 ounces or 285g)
  • vegetable oil for greasing the muffin pan


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Chop the spinach, dice the onion, finely chop garlic.
  • Heat the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic, cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the spinach and cook until all the excess liquid is evaporated.
  • Transfer the spinach to a bowl, add the remaining ingredients except feta cheese (parsley, dill, nutmeg, lemon zest, cream cheese, parmesan). Stir everything together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently fold in crumbled feta cheese (you want it crumbled through the filling). Chill the filling until cold (10-15 minutes in the fridge should be enough).
  • Prepare the muffin pan: grease it generously with vegetable oil (do not use muffin liners).
  • Take the puff pastry out of the fridge, roll it out slightly into a rectangle (if it's already thin and in a shape of a rectangle you don't need to roll it out). Divide the rectangle into 12 squares (4 columns and 3 rows).
  • Place each pastry square in the center of each muffin cup.
  • Divide the cold filling between all the pastry cups.
  • Bring the four edges of each puff pastry square together towards the center and lightly pinch them together in the middle (no need to seal them completely).
  • Bake the pastries for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 320°F (160°C) and bake for 10-15 minutes or until deeply golden.
  • Take the muffin pan out of the oven, let cool slightly then run a knife or a small palette knife around each pastry cup to help release it from the pan.
  • Enjoy!


  • Thaw your puff pastry in the fridge overnight. Make sure it’s cold before you start. Take it out of the fridge only if you have all your ingredients ready.
  • Calories = 1 spinach puff (1/12 of the recipe). This is only an estimate!


Calories: 200kcal