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spanakopita bites

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Brandi Kirkpatrick
Burley, ID

I was in charge of the faculty meeting treats, and I wanted to do something a little different. I have always loved Spanakopita since I did a project in college on Greek cooking. This was a hit!

(2 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spanakopita bites

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 2 (10 oz) packages frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon onion salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1 stick of butter, melted

How To Make spanakopita bites

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375°.
  • 2
    Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a small skillet. Saute onions, both white and green, until tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, mix spinach, cottage cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, seasonings, and egg in a medium bowl. Add cooked onions. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 4
    Grease mini-muffin pans with melted butter.
  • 5
    When working with phyllo dough, keep a damp towel on hand to keep it from drying out when you aren’t working with it. Remove phyllo from package and stack up. Carefully cut dough into squares. Place 3-4 squares of phyllo into each mini cup, shaping gently into a cup. Carefully brush wells with butter, repeat with remaining dough.
  • 6
    Place a heaping teaspoon into each well, filling the cup. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan. Serve.

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