Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Wonton Cups
Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Wontons are the perfect little bite for an appetizer party or served as a first course or side dish served alongside a greek salad or other Mediterranean dishes.
Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Phyllo cups
These are awesome little bites perfect as an appetizer or as a side for a crispy Greek salad or other Mediterranian dishes.
- 10 oz spinach fresh
- 4 scallions white and green tops chopped
- 1 T parsley fresh and finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/3 C virgin olive oil
- 2 T Salted butter
- 10.5 oz quality feta cheese crumbled
- 1 t dried dill weed
- 48 phyllo dough cut into 4" x 4" squares
- Freshly-ground black pepper
- 1 mini muffin tins
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large sauté pan, add half of the spinach and sauté until spinach wilts, tossing with tongs, about 2 minutes.
Remove spinach and squeeze out excess liquid between paper towels, then chop roughly.
Repeat with remaining spinach, using 1 more tablespoon of olive oil.
Remove any cooking liquid from the pan, and add remaining olive oil.
Add scallions and sauté until soft, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the spinach to the scallions, along with the parsley, salt and pepper.
Cook over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes
Mix in feta cheese
Melt butter and set aside
Liberally spray muffin tin with cooking spray
Place 1 square of phyllo dough into the muffin tin. Then add a second phyllo sheet offset and rotated 45 degrees
Lightly brush phyllo sheets with melted butter.
Bake Phyllo (filo) cups for 5 minutes.
Place spinach and feta mixture in the center
Bake another 2 - 3 minutes until spinach and cheese is bubbly
If you can find phyllo cups feel free to use those instead of working with the phyllo dough. This will save you a few minutes.
Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Phyllo Cups
Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese phyllo cups are the perfect little bite for an appetizer party or served as a first course or side dish served alongside a greek salad or other Mediterranean dishes.
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