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Spinach & Feta Pockets

Here’s what I made as an appetizer for the Super Bowl. The phyllo dough is pretty time consuming to work with, but the flakey goodness is worth it I think!

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Here’s what I made as an appetizer for the Super Bowl. The phyllo dough is pretty time consuming to work with, but the flakey goodness is worth it I think!

Spinach & Feta Pockets

Spinach & Feta Pockets

Here’s what I made as an appetizer for the Super Bowl. The phyllo dough is pretty time consuming to work with, but the flakey goodness is worth it I think!
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Cuisine: American
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Yield: 12 pockets

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 shallots diced
  • 20 oz frozen spinach
  • 1 ½ cups Feta cheese
  • ½ cups Parmesan cheese shredded
  • ½ cups walnuts finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 package phyllo dough sheets
  • 1 stick butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400˚.
  • Saute shallots in oil until soft.
  • Defrost and thoroughly drain spinach; add to shallots.
  • Cook out excess moisture, about 5 mins.
  • Transfer spinach mixture to bowl; stir in Feta & walnuts.
  • Add nutmeg and season with salt & pepper.
  • Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough flat (cover rest with damp towel to prevent drying); brush with butter.
  • Layer a second sheet on top of the first brush with butter.
  • Cut the sheets lengthwise into 3-inch-wide-strips.
  • Spoon a few tbspns of spinach mixture at the end of one strip and fold over to form a triangle.
  • Continue folding and buttering as you go until strip runs out.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Set the triangle pockets on a greased baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 15 mins. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach & Feta Pockets
Amount per Serving
Calories
248
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
20
mg
7
%
Sodium
 
494
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
243
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
8
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
5653
IU
113
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
213
mg
21
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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