Spinach Cheese Puffs Recipe

Filled with Feta, Bacon Bits, cheese and spinach - you can get wrong with these Spinach Cheese Puffs! { lilluna.com }

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!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Spinach Cheese Puffs [recipe]
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • ½ tsp. dried dill
  • 2 cups chopped spinach, packed
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta
  • 2 tsp. bacon bits
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 TB butter, melted
  1. Spray 9 cups in a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.

Filled with Feta, Bacon Bits, cheese and spinach - you can get wrong with these Spinach Cheese Puffs! { lilluna.com }Filled with Feta, Bacon Bits, cheese and spinach - you can get wrong with these Spinach Cheese Puffs! { lilluna.com }Filled with Feta, Bacon Bits, cheese and spinach - you can get wrong with these Spinach Cheese Puffs! { lilluna.com }

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!

For more family favorite appetizers, be sure to check out:

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  1. 1

    mmmm…these look delish!

  2. 2
    marcie ramirez-french :

    hi, the spinach cheese puffs sound great just one question, should i use Fresh spinach? cooked/boiled or raw ?
    Many thanks 🙂

  3. 3

    Yum yum yum! These look so good.
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  4. 4

    pinned 🙂 They look awesome!
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  5. 5

    These are the BEST! I could eat 10, no joke.
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  6. 7

    Is the muffin tin a full size or the mini size muffin tin? The instructions in the recipe don’t indicate this. Thanks!

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  8. 9

    Can you substitute diced ham for the bacon in the spinach cheese puffs? I’m going to try them. Thanks

    • 10

      I’ve never tried that, but I bet that would taste great. They sell mini cubed pieces in the stores. Those would be perfect!

      • 11

        Thanks! I’m going to a picnic on Saturday and everyone is suppose to bring an appetizer. They are going to judge them.. first,second and third place. I wanted to try a new recipe and this one looks really good. I’ve decided to make this. Which me luck! I’ll let you know how I do.

        • 12

          Great!! I hope you get first!! They are pretty tasty! Good luck!

          • 13

            Just made them this morning and they are delicious ! I think I have a good chance of winning. Thanks for the good luck wishes. I did use ham instead of bacon. Sue

          • 14

            The spinach puffs were a hit! Everyone loved them and I got second place. They went quickly. I made them in the muffin tins but I was wondering if you could make them in the small mini tart pans so they wouldn’t be so big for an appetizer. Well I guess I’ll be printing out some recipes for friends. Thanks for this delicious recipe.

          • 15

            YAY!! That’s so good to hear!! Thank you so much for letting me know! I’m sure you could make them that way, I haven’t, but I don’t see why not!

  9. 16
    Meaghan Williams :

    Anyone tried this with goat cheese instead of feta??

  10. 18

    I made these the first time in a regular-sized muffin pan, and they were a big hit. Everybody loved them. I made them a second time using the mini muffin pan and they were an even bigger hit – I think the smaller, bite-sized portion made them more popular.

  11. 20

    These look great…just a quick question. Can you serve these cold, or do they have to be warm. Want them for a work lunch and will not be able to warm up. Thanks

  12. 23

    Mmm, these looks so good! I always love anything with feta!
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  13. 25

    Large or small muffin tins?.