Did everyone have a great Christmas?!
I sure hope so! I’m going to be honest… I was a little worried that we wouldn’t enjoy Christmas as much this year being away from family, but we were able to spend it with new and old friends which made it wonderful! Not sure if I’ve mentioned it but I have a few friends here that I grew up with back in Arizona, so it was really fun spending the holiday with them, some new friends from church and the missionaries from church. I was able to bust out a TON of Mexican food, which was great considering it’s not really Christmas without some good Mexican food in my books.
Now that Christmas is over I’m thinking about the new traditions we’ll make for New Years. I’ve mentioned this already, but my family always gets together for games and appetizers no New Years Eve. We’re hoping to do the same this year, which means I’m still sharing some appetizer recipes with you guys for the next wee. My mom tried out this next one, and everyone loved them – Spinach Cheese Puffs!!
They look pretty delicious, huh?!
With spinach, feta and bacon bits, I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with this Spinach Cheese Puffs Recipe!
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 lg egg
- 1 TB olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. dried dill
- 2 cups chopped spinach, packed
- 3/4 cup crumbled feta
- 2 tsp. bacon bits
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 TB butter, melted
- Spray 9 cups in a muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Microwave your cream cheese 10 seconds at a time until it's soft and melted but not steaming. Add egg, oil and dill into cream cheese and mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl combine spinach, feta and bacon. Pour your cream cheese mixture on top and season with salt and pepper. Use a fork to mix and combine it together.
- Cut pastry sheet into 9 squares. Line muffin pan with your cut squares (you might need to stretch them out a little). Press into the bottom of the muffin cups. Evenly divide the spinach among the cups. Bring your 4 pastry points together, covering the filling, and press them together. Lightly brush with the melted butter
- Bake at 400 degrees about 20 minute until golden and puffy. Allow to cool for 10 minutes then use a knife around the edges to loosen and help pop them out.
Recipe adapted from HERE.
Oh, I wish I had some of these RIGHT NOW!
The crispy outside wit the gooey, delicious inside made these bad boys a new family favorite!
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Pictures for this recipe were taken by my sister, Tara Martindale.