Spinach Puffs

Filled with Feta, Bacon Bits, cheese and spinach - you can get wrong with these Spinach Puffs!

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. πŸ˜‰

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 Puffs!!

These puff pastry appetizers are filled with all the good stuff, including spinach, bacon bits and feta. As you can imagine, they were a hit and rightfully so.

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

The BEST Spinach Puffs

So delicious and perfect for any party, get together or holiday. πŸ˜‰

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Spinach Cheese Puffs Recipe

4.84 from 6 votes

Filled with Feta, Bacon Bits, cheese and spinach - you can get wrong with these Spinach Cheese Puffs!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 732 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 2 cups spinach chopped and packed
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 tsp bacon bits
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 1 tbsp butter melted

Instructions

  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.

Be sure to check out this other favorite appetizer:

Barbecue Chicken French Bread

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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  1. hi, the spinach cheese puffs sound great just one question, should i use Fresh spinach? cooked/boiled or raw ?
    Many thanks πŸ™‚

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

      1. 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.

          1. 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

          2. 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.

          3. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Made these spinach cheese puffs today. 24 mini muffin tin size – they all went in about 15 minutes. Grandchildren (and the rest of us) absolutely loved them. Still enough mixture left over to make more tomorrow. Yum!!!

  6. These were yummy! You can’t go wrong with puff pastry! I doubled the recipe, and used 10 oz fresh baby spinach sauteed in olive oil first. I cut the 9×9 puff pastry sheets into 16 squares and had the perfect amount of filling for 64 mini muffins. I used the handle of an ice cream scoop to push the pastry in. Needs much more bacon to make sure some gets in each piece!

  7. I’m about to make them using frozen chopped spinach but now I’m wonderful if I should have used fresh? Not clear in instructions, please help.

    1. Hi Judi – I computed the amount of calories and fat grams for the entire recipe and divided by 9. I calculated 251 calories and 19 fat grams per appetizer. These sound wonderful and I will try them at Christmas when we splurge. Compare that treat to a Hershey bar which has 220 calories and 8 grams of fat!

  8. I could not print this recipe for the life of me. I clicked on the “print” button, but there’s no “send to printer” button that carries out the action. I was very frustrated so I finally sent it to myself in an email. Grrrrrr!

  9. These were really delicious, not too complex to make and enjoyed by all. I will definitely make them again. I wonder if it would work well to cut the puff pastry into smaller squares and use a mini muffin tin as the recipe only makes nine with these instructions and theyf are fairly large.