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Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Phyllo cups

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

These are awesome little bites perfect as an appetizer or as a side for a crispy Greek salad or other Mediterranian dishes. 

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove spinach and squeeze out excess liquid between paper towels, then chop roughly.

  4. Repeat with remaining spinach, using 1 more tablespoon of olive oil.
  5. Remove any cooking liquid from the pan, and add remaining olive oil.

  6. Add scallions and sauté until soft, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add the spinach to the scallions, along with the parsley, salt and pepper.
  8. Cook over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes
  9. Mix in feta cheese
  10. Melt butter and set aside
  11. Liberally spray muffin tin with cooking spray
  12. Place 1 square of phyllo dough into the muffin tin. Then add a second phyllo sheet offset and rotated 45 degrees
  13. Lightly brush phyllo sheets with melted butter.
  14. Bake Phyllo (filo) cups for 5 minutes.

  15. Place spinach and feta mixture in the center
  16. Bake another 2 - 3 minutes until spinach and cheese is bubbly
  17. Serve immediately

Recipe Notes

 

Stress-free Tip

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. 

Nutrition Facts
Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Phyllo cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1225IU25%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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