Feta And Spinach Puff Pastry Squares Recipe

Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
By Cookist

Puff pastry is one of the most versatile ingredients to keep in your fridge. It can be stored for a long time, it’s versatile to make various eats, and it’s delicious. Best of all, you get all the flakiness without the effort. If you’re looking for a delicious new appetizer, then look no further. These Feta and Spinach Puff Pastry Squares are easy to make and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser—perfect for parties or picnics. They're made with only a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand: puff pastry, cream cheese, feta, garlic, and parsley. You simply cut out pastry squares, add a bit of the filling inside, close, and bake until golden. It’s easy to make ahead of time, so they’re perfect for entertaining.

What Are Feta And Spinach Puff Pastry Squares?

These Feta and Spinach Puff Pastry Squares are inspired by the flavors of classic Greek spanakopita. This popular spinach and cheese pastry has a history with both Greek and Turkish influences, and some say that the dish might even have originated more than 400 years ago during the Turkish occupation of Greece. Today, the Turkish also have a dish similar to the Greek spanakopita, called Ispanaki.


  • Instead of parsley, you can also add other fresh herbs like dill or oregano.
  • For a classic Greek flavor, add a pinch of nutmeg to the filling.
  • The feta cheese can be substituted with ricotta.
  • Frozen spinach can also be used, but make sure to squeeze out all the excess moisture once thawed to prevent the pastries from becoming soggy.
  • The puff pastry should be completely thawed so it’s pliable enough to roll out but still cold. The best is to leave it to thaw overnight in the fridge instead of leaving it on the kitchen counter at room temperature.  If the pastry is too warm, it won’t puff enough. If you live in a warm climate, you can refrigerate the assembled pastries for half an hour before baking.
  • The oven should be hot (preheated to 180°). If you see the pastry squares brown too quickly, you can place a sheet of foil loosely on top.

How to Store Feta and Spinach Puff Pastry Squares

Store the squares in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or Airfryer for 10 minutes. Reheating them in the microwave will make them go soggy.

You can also freeze the puff pastry squares! Once assembled, place the uncooked squares on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 2 hours. Transfer to a Ziploc bag, and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to bake them, add 10 – 15 minutes to the cooking time.

Fresh Spinach
70g (2.4 oz)
Garlic cloves
Cream Cheese
200g (1 cup)
salt and pepper to taste
70g (2.4 oz)
puff pastry rolls
1 egg for brushing

How to Make Feta and Spinach Pastry Squares

Place the clean spinach leaves, parsley, and garlic in a food processor. Process until fine.

Add the cream cheese, feta cheese, salt, pepper, and almonds.

Process until smooth.

Unroll the puff pastry on the cutting board lined with parchment paper and cut it into squares.

Add one teaspoon of the filling to each square.

Bring the corners of the pastry to the center and close.

Transfer the squares to the baking tray covered with parchment paper and brush with beaten egg.

Transfer to the oven and bake at 180°C/360°F for 20 minutes until golden brown.


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