Spinach Puffs

Appetizers · May 27, 2017

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. 😉

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. 😉

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Spinach Cheese Puffs Recipe

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


  • 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


  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.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Cheese Puffs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 732 Calories from Fat 639
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 71g 109%
Saturated Fat 33g 165%
Cholesterol 348mg 116%
Sodium 705mg 29%
Potassium 595mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 155.5%
Vitamin C 20.4%
Calcium 19.9%
Iron 17.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from HERE.

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Barbecue Chicken French Bread

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mmmm…these look delish!

marcie ramirez-french

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


Yum yum yum! These look so good.
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pinned 🙂 They look awesome!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

These are the BEST! I could eat 10, no joke.
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Kelli D

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




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

    Lil' Luna

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


      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.

        Lil' Luna

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


          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


          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.

          Lil' Luna

          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!

Meaghan Williams

Anyone tried this with goat cheese instead of feta??

    Lil' Luna

    Not me, but I’d love to know how it tastes, if anyone has!!?


    Feta is made with goats milk . So yes goats cheese would be perfect .


      Feta is traditionally sheep milk.


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.

    Lil' Luna

    Yay!!! I like small bites that you can just pop in your mouth! Thank you so much for letting me know!!


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

    Lil' Luna

    I’m sure you can. We just happened to eat them, as they came out, but I bet they’d taste fine!


Mmm, these looks so good! I always love anything with feta!
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    Lil' Luna

    Then, you’ll love these! Hope you’ll give them a try! Thanks!


Large or small muffin tins?.

    Lil' Luna

    I used the regular cupcake size tin 🙂 Hope you enjoy!


Made it for my life group, it was a big hit everyone loved it:-)

    Lil' Luna

    Yay!!! I’m so glad they all loved them! Thank you so much for trying them!


Please make it easier to print recipes without all the photos.
Trying this recipe soon, thank you.

    Lil' Luna

    You don’t have to print all the pictures. Inside the recipe box is a print option. It should only print the recipe.


Can you make these ahead of time and freeze them uncooked? And just pop it in the oven to bake when needed?

    Lil' Luna

    You should be able to. I personally haven’t tried, but I don’t see why not. Hope you enjoy!


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!!!

    Lil' Luna

    I love hearing that!! Thank you so much for letting me know! I’m glad they were a hit!


If I bake these and refrigerate them on Friday, will they still be okay to serve on Sunday?

    Kristyn Merkley

    I haven’t made them that far in advance, but I would think so? I would refrigerate them.


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!

Pat Yanikoski

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.

    Kristyn Merkley

    I haven’t tried with frozen. I think as long as you squeeze all the liquid out, it should be ok. How did it turn out?


Can these spinach puffs be made ahead and frozen before they are baked?

    Kristyn Merkley

    I am sure they could. I have not personally tried, but I think they’d be ok 🙂


I made these the other night and they were just AWESOME!! I did put Mozz Cheese in! So good! Thanks for sharing this!


71g of fat? Is that accurate?! Yikes!


    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!

Mary Lynn

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!

    Kristyn Merkley

    I am sorry. It works for me. It has to be in your computer settings. They are all so different, I wish I could help.

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