Spinach Puffs

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These spinach puffs are a must-have for any holiday gathering. Picture this: imagine all the goodness of baked spinach dip wrapped up in a cozy puff pastry. They’re like little flavor bombs waiting to explode in your mouth. Made with sautéed onion, garlic, spinach, and cream cheese, these puffs are baked to perfection in a muffin tin. Trust us, once you start, it’s hard to stop at just one.

Spinach Puffs

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 9


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs divided
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • All-purpose flour for rolling puff pastry
  • 1 sheet puff pastry from a 17.3-ounce package, thawed in the refrigerator


  • Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onions and a pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and 1 egg until well combined. Add the cooked onion-garlic mixture, spinach, feta, dill, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper, and stir until evenly distributed.
  • Grease 9 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry sheet to a 12-inch square. Cut it into 9 smaller squares, each about 4 inches wide. Gently place each pastry square into a greased muffin cup, letting the corners hang over the sides. Spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons of filling into the center of each square. Fold the pastry corners toward the center over the filling and pinch them together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (or freeze for 15 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F and adjust an oven rack to the center position.
  • In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg with 1 teaspoon of water. Brush the chilled pastry with the egg wash.
  • Bake until the puffs are puffed and golden brown on the bottom, about 25 minutes. Let them cool slightly before lifting them out of the muffin tin. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy the delightful flavors!

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