Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies

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These Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies contain just a few ingredients but have maximum flavour. Make them as small or as big as you like, perfect for snacks or light meals.

mini spinach and feta pies on wire rack

When it comes to entertaining, it’s always good to have a few vegetarian options, and these Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies are one of my stand-by options. As an Australian, I also have a fond affection for a party pie, so it is hard to host a party without making a batch of pies, vegetarian or otherwise.

I was first introduced to these Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies by a lovely South African friend who made these for dinner one night. I was floored by how simple the recipe was and have been making them ever since with a few minor tweaks, but this is essentially her recipe.

mini spinach and feta pies with nutmeg grater

You can make the pies as small or as large as you like. For my son’s first birthday party, I somehow found the time and patience to make these pies in mini muffin tins to produce tiny bite-sized pies. At other times, I like to use a regular muffin tin to produce small pies which are perfect for serving as a light meal, or even as a substantial party pie.

When I am pushed for time, I simple cut out large squares from a sheet of puff pastry, place some filling towards one side, and fold over half of the pastry to form a triangle, and seal the edges.

Now matter how large or small you make these Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies, they are sure to be a hit!

mini spinach and feta pies with fresh lemon

These Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies are also a great way to get some spinach on the table, although my children happen to love spinach – it might be a temporary phase but I am taking full advantage! I use either fresh baby or large spinach leaves, but frozen spinach also works well in this recipe.

If you need a vegetarian option for a party you may be planning, these Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies are hard to resist, even by your carnivore friends!

mini spinach and feta pies on metal rack

Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies

mini spinach feta pies puff pastry

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These Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies contain just a few ingredients but have maximum flavour. Make them as small or as big as you like, perfect for snacks or light meals.

  • Author: eatlittlebird.com
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 9 small pies

Ingredients

  • 400g spinach leaves, fresh or frozen
  • fresh nutmeg
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 200g feta
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 3-4 large sheets of ready-rolled puff pastry (preferably made with butter)
  • 1 egg beaten with a dash of milk for the egg wash

Instructions

  1. If you are using fresh spinach, clean them well by soaking them in cold water with a splash of vinegar. Drain and rinse well to remove all of the grit, and then use a salad spinner to remove as much water as possible.
  2. Place the fresh spinach leaves into a large saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook for several minutes until the leaves start to wilt. Take the saucepan off the heat and tip the cooked spinach leaves into a large colander over the kitchen sink.
  3. If you are using frozen spinach leaves, place the frozen spinach into a large saucepan over low-medium heat. If the frozen spinach has not been frozen in large cubes but are instead in large blocks, try to break up the frozen spinach to help it defrost more quickly. Once the frozen spinach has fully defrosted, tip the cooked spinach leaves into a large colander over the kitchen sink.
  4. Press and squeeze out as much liquid from the cooked spinach as possible.
  5. Place the spinach onto a large plate and set aside to cool completely.
  6. Once the spinach has cooled, place it into a large mixing bowl.
  7. Grate over some fresh nutmeg and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Crumble over the feta.
  9. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over everything.
  10. Mix everything together well.
  11. Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
  12. Cut out rounds from the puff pastry to line the muffin tin moulds.
  13. Fill each pastry-lined mould with some of the spinach and feta filling.
  14. Brush some egg wash on the inside rim of the pies.
  15. Cut out more rounds from the puff pastry to form the lids of the pies. Seal the edges together by pinching the edges or using the tines of a fork to press them together.
  16. Use a scissor or knife to cut a small steam vent in the pie lid.
  17. Brush the pies with egg wash.
  18. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the pies are lightly golden.
  19. Serve hot or warm.

Kitchen Notes

OVEN TEMPERATURES
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CONVERSIONS
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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Makes 9 small pies
  • Calories: 555
  • Sugar: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 485.1mg
  • Fat: 37.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.4g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 11.9g
  • Cholesterol: 43.7mg

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16 comments on “Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pies

  1. Dana 29 December 2017

    I love everything about these! They’ll be perfect for when I host brunch for my book club. If I decide to share them, that is 😉

    Reply
    • Eat, Little Bird 30 December 2017

      Thanks, Dana! Everytime I make them, I forget how quick and easy they are!

      Reply
  2. Patty @ Spoonabilities 30 December 2017

    I can imagine how these delights would just fly off the plates. How delicious and how beautiful they are!

    Reply
  3. Tracy | Baking Mischief 30 December 2017

    These are so cute and simple! I love anything with puff pastry, so these are pretty much my perfect appetizers. I can’t wait to try them!

    Reply
    • Eat, Little Bird 30 December 2017

      I hope you will enjoy the recipe! I also have a weak spot for anything wrapped in puff pastry 😉

      Reply
  4. Jessica Robinson 30 December 2017

    These look like bites of Heaven! Love spinach and the feta must be such a great boost of flavor to these tasty treats!

    Reply
  5. Deanna 30 December 2017

    These look scrumptious!!! Mmmm I love to have one!!!

    Reply
  6. My whole family loves spinach. These look delicious! Your photos are gorgeous too!

    Reply
    • Eat, Little Bird 30 December 2017

      Thanks, Andrea! And how lucky that your whole family loves spinach. For me, it’s such a relief that the children have been happy to eat their greens for some time now 😉

      Reply
  7. Lilly 30 December 2017

    Yummy! These look like the perfect party food! Or maybe just a night home by myself with Netflix.

    Reply
  8. amy 31 December 2017

    There’s just something about the combination of spinach and feta wrapped in dough that I love. These look amazing. Pinned for later!

    Reply
  9. Julia 16 April 2018

    I like this! This is a great recipe! I definitely want to try! Thank you!

    Reply
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