Cream Cheese Spinach Puffs Recipe

Cream Cheese Spinach Puffs are delightful, bite-sized pastries filled with a creamy mixture of spinach and cream cheese. They make a perfect appetizer or snack for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped (or 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
  • 1 package (2 sheets) puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Spinach Mixture:
  • If using fresh spinach, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, sauté until softened.
  • Add the chopped fresh spinach and cook until wilted. If using frozen spinach, ensure it is thoroughly drained.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked spinach (or drained frozen spinach), softened cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper, and dried dill. Mix until well combined.
  1. Prepare the Puff Pastry:
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll the thawed puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet into 9 equal squares (for a total of 18 squares).
  1. Assemble the Puffs:
  • Place a spoonful of the spinach mixture in the center of each puff pastry square.
  • Fold the corners of the pastry squares towards the center, pinching the seams to seal and form a puff.
  • Place the assembled puffs on the prepared baking sheet.
  1. Bake the Puffs:
  • Brush the tops of the puffs with the beaten egg to give them a golden, shiny finish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the puffs are golden brown and puffed up.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy these warm, creamy, and flaky cream cheese spinach puffs!

These Cream Cheese Spinach Puffs are sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Enjoy!

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