Spinach Puffs Recipe (Spinach Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Appetizer)

Spinach Puffs Recipe

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Quick and easy spinach puffs recipe made with simple ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. This easy appetizer for a party is crispy with a cheese filling.

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If you guys are looking for party appetizer ideas, consider making these spinach puffs for your next event.

They are so good that I DON’T think I have ever had any leftovers…hehe.

They are flaky and CRISPY on the outside with a delicious cheesy filling.

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Even people who are not fond of spinach go CRAZY for these!

These spinach cream cheese pastry is:

  • EASY to make
  • Requires only 5 SIMPLE ingredients
  • Ready in LESS than 30 minutes

My vegetarian friends always complain that most appetizers at holiday parties are packed with meats and they can never enjoy them, which is just sad!

That’s why I always make sure that my parties have food that vegetarians can also ENJOY.

Here are some TIPS for making easy spinach puffs:

  • Since frozen spinach releases a lot of water when thawed, be sure to drain it fully before adding it into the cheese mixture or else you will end up with soggy puffs.
  • Your puffs are ready when they are golden brown and your baking time may vary slightly, based on the oven you use.
  • You can use fresh spinach instead of frozen to make fresh spinach puff pastry.
  • You can use this same recipe to make spinach puff pastry cups in a muffin pan or cupcake pan.
  • You can also make spinach pastry triangles by cutting puff pastry triangles instead of squares.
  • You can also make spinach puff pastry pinwheels by spreading the cheese mixture on a big sheet of puff pastry, then rolling it and slicing it like cinnamon rolls and baking.
  • You can use a pie dish to make spinach and cheese puff pastry pie.
  • Add some finely chopped dried tomatoes in the cheese mixture to make spinach tomato puffs.
  • Use half ricotta cheese and half cream cheese to make spinach ricotta puffs.

How to freeze spinach puffs?

I don’t advise freezing them because when they thaw, the crunch is gone.

How to make spinach puffs?

Start off by preparing the cheese mixture by mixing together cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach, salt and pepper. Spoon a small portion of this mixture in the center of square puff pastry pieces. Cover the top with another puff pastry piece and press the edges to seal the sides. Bake and enjoy!

You can make these spinach puffs with:

  • Filo dough
  • Puff pastry dough
  • Crescent rolls dough
  • Homemade bread dough

My FAVORITE is obviously puff pastry dough.

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this post, you may like some of these other appetizer recipes too:

Jalapeno Chicken Puffs

Crispy Fried Green Beans

Puff Pastry Pizza Tarts

Spinach Puffs Recipe (Spinach Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Appetizer)
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Spinach Puffs Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 Puffs
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Quick and easy spinach puffs recipe made with simple ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. This easy appetizer for a party is crispy with a cheese filling. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese Shredded
  • 3/4 cups Spinach Frozen, Thawed and drained of excess water
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach, salt, pepper and mix everything until smooth. 

  2. Cut out 3 inch puff pastry squares. 

  3. Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture on one square piece an d place another square piece of top of it. 

  4. Press the edges to seal the sides. 

  5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until puffs are golden brown. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days although it tastes best when freshly baked. 
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Puffs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 11.8%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

11 Comments

  1. Sue

    December 12, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Can you make these in advance and freeze or bake them at a later time?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      December 15, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      I know you can’t freeze the baked ones because the puffs will become soggy when they defrost. Even making/freezing them in advance worries me because cream cheese doesn’t defrost well. I wouldn’t recommend it but if you try it, let me know how it goes.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      December 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Yes, please try them and let me know what you think.

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