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Spinach Stuffed Pastry

This Spinach Stuffed Pastry is a perfect example of how simple ingredients can come together to create a truly delightful dish. Whether you’re looking for a show-stopping appetizer for your next dinner party or a satisfying snack for a cozy afternoon at home, this recipe has got you covered. The combination of fresh spinach, creamy cheese, and delicate pastry is sure to win over even the pickiest eaters.

Dive into the deliciousness of our Spinach Stuffed Pastry, where fresh spinach meets creamy cheese, all encased in a perfectly flaky puff pastry. This recipe is not only easy to prepare but also incredibly versatile—perfect as an appetizer, snack, or even a light meal. With its golden-brown crust and savory filling, this pastry promises to be a hit at any gathering or cozy evening in.

The first time I made this Spinach Stuffed Pastry, it was for a holiday gathering with friends and family. I wanted to create something that was both impressive and comforting, something that would bring everyone together around the table. As soon as the pastries came out of the oven, their golden crusts and irresistible aroma drew everyone into the kitchen. Watching my loved ones savor each bite and go back for seconds (and thirds!) made me realize that this recipe was a keeper. Now, it’s a staple in our home, requested time and time again for its perfect blend of flavors and textures.

Why This Spinach Stuffed Pastry?

Flaky Perfection: The puff pastry turns golden and crisp, providing a delightful contrast to the creamy spinach filling.
Savory and Satisfying: The rich blend of spinach and cheese offers a comforting, savory flavor that’s hard to resist.
Versatile Delight: Perfect as an appetizer, snack, or light meal, this pastry is a hit for any occasion.

Ingredients:

2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil

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Instructions:

Preheat Oven:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Prepare the Filling:

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the chopped spinach and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
In a medium bowl, combine the cooked spinach, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Assemble the Pastries:

Roll out the puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface.
Cut each sheet into 4 squares (you should have 8 squares total).
Place a spoonful of the spinach and cheese mixture in the center of each square.
Fold the pastry over to form a rectangle or triangle and press the edges with a fork to seal.
Transfer the pastries to the prepared baking sheet.

Apply Egg Wash:

Brush the tops of the pastries with the beaten egg for a golden finish.

Bake:

Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastries are puffed and golden brown.

Serve:

Let the pastries cool slightly before serving.
Enjoy these Spinach Stuffed Pastries warm or at room temperature.

These Spinach Stuffed Pastries are flaky, cheesy, and packed with flavor. They are sure to be a hit at any gathering!

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