Spanakopita Bites – Greek Spinach Pie Bites

Spanakopita Bites are mini phyllo pastry shells filled with a delicious spinach and feta cheese filling. They are easy to prepare and can be a quick and easy alternative to rolling and wrapping individual phyllo triangles.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach. thawed and squeezed dry
  • 4 to 6 ounces domestic feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup cottage cheese OR ricotta cheese OR cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound phyllo, thawed
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick), melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add white and green chopped onions; cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix spinach, feta, cottage cheese and egg in medium bowl. Add cooked onions and season with salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Combine the remaining butter and oil and set aside until ready to use.
  • Remove the phyllo dough from the package and stack up. Carefully cut the phyllo dough into 2 inch by 2 inch squares; set aside.
  • Prepare your mini muffin pan by brushing butter in each well. Place 1-2 squares of phyllo dough into each well, pushing down to create a cup or crust. Brush the top phyllo filled wells with more melted butter and repeat by placing 1-2 squares of phyllo dough into each well and pushing down to create a cup or crust again. Repeat with another layer of 1-2 squares of phyllo dough and brush with more melted butter.
  • Place a heaping teaspoon into each well, filling the phyllo cup. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • TO FREEZE – These can be made in advance, baked, cooled and frozen… and will stay good up to 1 month. Reheat from frozen state {do not defrost} on a cookie sheet or mini muffin pan in a 375 oven for 10-12 minutes or until middles are warmed through.

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
20 minutes

Yield:
About 24 cups

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Spanakopita Bites – Greek Spinach Pie Bites