Spanakopita Puff Pastry Swirls
These puff pastry swirls are so simple to make and beyond perfect to serve at your next get together or for the upcoming holidays. Literally they come together in no time and they always leave my guests speechless.
You can choose to saute your baby spinach and scallions or skip the step and just use frozen spinach. Make sure to defrost it and ring out any liquids. Add that to your cheeses, scallions and dill in a bowl and mix to incorporate. Once your puff pastry is rolled out a bit on the edges simply brush it entirely with the egg wash.
Sprinkle on the spinach and cheese mixture evenly all the way to the edges of the sheet and roll up as you would cinnamon rolls. Use a knife or pastry slicer to cut the roll up. Transfer each piece to your baking sheet and brush the outer edges of each roll with the remaining egg wash. Bake until golden and enjoy!
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Spanakopita Puff Pastry Swirls
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 8 oz baby spinach, rough chop
- 2 scallions, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 7 oz feta cheese, crumbled
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tbs dill, chopped
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 puff pastry sheet, defrosted
- 1 egg + 1 tbs water, lightly beaten
- Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a skillet, heat your olive oil on medium and saute your scallions for 1 minute. Add in the baby spinach and season wtih salt and pepper to taste. Once mostly wilted remove and transfer to plate to drain and pat dry to remove the liquids.
- In a large bowl, mix your spinach mixture with the feta, mozzarella, dill and garlic powder.
- Sprinkle some flour on a clean flat surface. Roll out the puff pastry a little to flatten the edges. Brush the entire surface with the egg mixture. Sprinkle the entire surface evenly with your spinach-cheese mixture. Start rolling up one short side of the rectangle like you would for cinnamon rolls. Slice the dough into 1 inch rolls and transfer to your baking sheet. Brush the roll's puff pastry sides with the remaining egg wash and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
love them they are delicious!!
Hi Deena, so happy they were enjoyed! Thanks for trying them!
I’m enjoying your recipes. Thanking you so much.
Could you tell me if these spanakopita are able to be frozen. Thanks Carrie
Hi Carrie, you can freeze these no problem! And I’m so happy you are trying the recipes! Thank YOU so much!
Hi! Do you buy the puff sheet premade at an ethnic store?
Hi Vanessa, YES I buy puff pastry in the freezer isle at my regular main stream super market. It’s not like phyllo dough that’s more of an ethnic item. You should be able to find it easily.
these are the best! tasty and super easy. and tastes good cold too.
Hi Litsa, I agree, they do taste great cold even! Thanks for trying them out!
Can you make them a day or 2 a head of time?
Hi Dee, I would prepare this a day before and then bake on the day of the party!
Made them as an appetizer for our Thanksgiving dinner, they were a hit with all of the family!
Hi Gigi, Glad everyone loved them! Thank you for trying them out!
YIKE… I bought phyllo dough (by mistake)! Can it be substituted?!? How can I modify this recipe to use it?
great recipe! I used oregano for spice just delicious!! Never liked dill!!
I’ve made these now on several occasions and they are always a big hit! Your recipes are always a 10…thank you.
Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for trying out my recipes and your kind words!!