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Spinach and Cheese Puff Pastry

spinach pastry

Puff pastry is certainly not a health food, but it’s a great item to keep on hand in the freezer in case you have unexpected company or need a quick yet impressive brunch dish.

You can buy frozen puff pastry dough at most grocery stores, and though it sounds fancy, it’s super easy to work with – and the possibilities are endless.

Roasted tomato & goat cheese pastries are usually my go-to, but the other day I decided to try a spinach and cheese pastry when I had some extra dough in the freezer.

spinach pastries

Instead of cutting the dough into small pastry pieces, I left it whole and topped it with a bag of thawed & drained frozen spinach, shredded sheep’s milk cheese (this was a hard cheese, but you could use feta or goat or any cheese you like), and a generous pinch each of salt and dried thyme.

spinach pastries

spinach pastries

It was delicious and so easy!

Spinach and Cheese Puff Pastry
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Serves: 6
  • Frozen puff pastry dough
  • 1 package frozen spinach
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (your choice)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbs of fresh oregano leaves
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of dried thyme
  1. Let the dough thaw in the fridge for a few hours, or thaw it at room temperature for 20-30 minutes (not more–you want it to be very cold). Preheat the oven to 400. Lay a sheet of the pastry dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  2. Using a fork, stab little holes all over the middle of the pastry square — leave about a ¼ to ½ inch border around it. This will ensure that the edges puff up while the middle, where you’ll lay the toppings, stays put.
  3. Top with one bag of thawed & drained frozen spinach plus cheese of choice ( I used shredded sheep’s milk cheese), some fresh oregano leaves, and salt & dried thyme.
  4. After adding the toppings, paint the edges with egg wash (a.k.a. a beaten egg) which helps the pastry come out shiny and golden. Then bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and puffed, and ingredients in the middle look cooked.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6

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