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Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Features of the Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

  • Cooking Skill level: Intermediate
  • Baking time:   18 Minutes
  • Taste Impression: Buttery, Flaky. The perfect blend of spinach and feta cheese!
  • “Noelle’s Tasty Tips” How get that extra hint of flavor.

I have always been a big fan of spanakopita.  An evening out at a greek restaurant wouldn’t be very greek without a serving of this delicious feta bound treat.  So, in order to get my fill, I knew I needed to be able to make my own.  I offer to you my Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangle recipe.  A yummy butter flaky delicious appetizer that is sure to impress your guests or family.

In a medium saucepan add water and frozen spinach.  Cook for 5 minutes.

For this post, I have One Tasty Tip

  • Easy Cheesecake CupcakesDrain the spinach well.  (make sure to squeeze out as much liquid. This keeps the phyllo dough from getting soggy.)
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt.  (really adds that extra seasoning.)
  • Mix salt and spinach well. 

 This is a simple tip, but it makes all the difference. 

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Place butter in your pan and saute the chopped onions till golden brown.  Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes.

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Add the spinach, feta, onions, garlic, oregano, and mix well

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Melt the butter for the phyllo dough and have a slightly damp kitchen towel ready to cover your unused dough  (make sure your damp cloth is not too wet as it will destroy the dough and be unusable).  I use a big pastry board to lay my phyllo dough out on.

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Remove one sheet of phyllo dough and add melted butter.  I used a spatula, but a kitchen brush will work just as well.  Place the next sheet of dough on top and butter the same.  Repeat the process one more time with the next sheet.  I have a heavy hand when adding butter (I really like that butter taste). For less butter, you can just use a lighter hand but, make sure to concentrate on the edges of the phyllo dough.

Spinach Feta Spanakopita TrianglesCut the phyllo dough into 8 strips. Place one Tablespoon of filling on the phyllo dough and start folding.

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Place Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles on parchment paper and bake in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Makes approximately 16 individual squares.

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Oh boy, those are looking good!  Make sure you let them cool for just a couple minutes before serving.

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles

Spinach Spanakopita Triangles

Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 16
Cook time:
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Spinach Feta Spanakopita Triangles look great, taste fantastic and are totally vegetarian. Here are the step by step instructions. I know you'll love them!
Ingredients
  • 1 box Phyllo Dough
  • 16oz bag chopped frozen Spinach
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Butter
  • ½cup chopped Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese
  • ½ cup melted Butter
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°
  2. Making the Filling
  3. Add water to medium sized sauce pan and bring to a boil
  4. Place Spinach in pan, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes
  5. In a different pan add 2 teaspoons of butter
  6. Cook chopped onion and season with salt until golden brown
  7. Strain water from spinach and add ½ teaspoon of salt
  8. Add spinach, onion, oregano, and crumbled feta cheese together, mix well
  9. Lay out a single sheet of phyllo dough
  10. Brush with butter
  11. Stack your next sheet on top and apply butter once again
  12. Repeat one more time
  13. Slice phyllo sheets into eight strips
  14. Place 1 Tablespoon of filling on the end of the strip
  15. Fold strip and filling into triangular strip
  16. Lightly brush tops with butter
  17. Place on cookie sheet with parchment paper
  18. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown
  19. Makes approximately 16

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply

    Cate

    June 22, 2017

    How many individual triangles does this recipe make?

  • Reply

    Noelle

    June 22, 2017

    Hi Cate,
    I am so sorry that was not in the recipe. Thank you for catching that for me. It makes approximately 16 individual squares. I would love to hear back from you to see how you like them? 🙂

  • Reply

    Kirsten

    July 17, 2017

    Looking forward to trying these! I will be freezing some of them since we are just a household of two. Have you tried freezing them? If so, would I freeze before they are cooked, or after? Thanks!

    • Reply

      Noelle

      July 17, 2017

      Hi Kristen,
      I have not tried freezing them yet but, I would recommend not cooking them before freezing also I would wait to add the last coat of butter on the Triangles tops until you bake them. I look forward to hearing how you like them?
      Thanks for visiting my blog I hope you will come back. 😉

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