Spanakopita rolls: the Greek recipe for a tasty appetizer!

Total time: 45 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Spanakopita rolls are a delicious and popular Greek recipe that gives you all the taste and textures of spanakopita in an easy-to-eat, bite-sized form. These savory rolls are perfect as an appetizer, snack, or even a light meal. With their delicate balance of flavors and textures, spanakopita rolls are sure to impress any crowd. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow and will have you enjoying a taste of Greece in no time. To make it, you will need a pack of store-bought puff pastry, cooked spinach, and ricotta. Mix the filling, and roll it into the puff pastry. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, bake, and enjoy!


Add fresh herbs to the filling (dill, parsley, and oregano will go well with ricotta and spinach).

If you prefer to add an oniony flavor, add scallions or chives.

For a real Greek flavor, add a pinch of nutmeg to the filling.

For extra saltiness, add crumbled feta cheese to the filling.

You can also use frozen spinach instead of baby spinach. Allow the spinach to thaw completely, then squeeze out the excess moisture.

How To Store Spanakopita Rolls

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

Can You Freeze Spanakopita Rolls

Yes, you can! Once assembled, place the uncooked rolls 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.


Can I Make Spanakopita Rolls in the Airfryer?

Yes, you can! Place the rolls in a single layer in the air fryer basket, and air fry at 200°C/400°F for about 20 minutes until golden and cooked through.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can! To make the spanakopita rolls ahead of time, make the filling and assemble the puff pastry rolls. Place on a baking sheet. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Bake adding 5 to 10 minutes to the cooking time.

What To Serve With Spanakopita Rolls

Serve the spanakopita rolls as an appetizer with tzatziki sauce, or hummus.

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Baby spinach
250 g
Ricotta cheese
350g (1 1/4 cups)
80 g (1/2 cup)
Parmesan cheese
40 g (1/4 cup)
2 green onions
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 puff pastry rolls
Olive oil
1 garlic clove
salt and pepper


Add the olive oil to a pan over medium heat and sauté the garlic until fragrant. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Set aside and let it cool.

In a mixing bowl, add the ricotta, cheese, parmesan, green onions, egg, salt, and pepper and mix to combine well.

Add the cooled spinach to the ricotta mixture and stir.

Unroll the puff pastry roll on the cutting board and cut it into three rectangles.

Spoon the mixture onto the center of each rectangle.

Roll up each rectangle.

Cut each log into three pieces.

Transfer the rolls to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Brush rolls with the egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Transfer to the oven and bake at 180°C/360°F for 25 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Serve on a plate and enjoy.


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