I found out that our next Gourmet Dinner Club was going to be Greek themed and two things popped into my head: feta cheese and filo dough. I knew I wanted to incorporate both into my appetizer, which screamed spanakopita, but filo dough is an awful lot of work. Then steps in these beautiful filo shells. The perfect bite-sized snack, ready to go from the freezer into the oven with absolutely no effort.
I wanted these bites to include a serious punch of flavor while still being rich and creamy. I’ve had spanakopita before made just with spinach, and I knew I wanted to pull in Mediterranean herbs as well. An entire bunch of parsley and dill add that power without being too strong (even for those who don’t usually like dill). They were the perfect paid for our Greek antipasto platter, and I am certain I’ll be making them again before too long, because they’re just so darn easy.
Also, I just recently learned how to pronounce spanakopita correctly.Print
Cheesy Spanakopita Bites
I love spanakopita, but filo dough is an awful lot of work. Then step in these beautiful filo shells. The perfect bite-sized snack, ready to go from the freezer into the oven with absolutely no effort
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 24 pieces
- 2 pkg frozen mini filo shells (12 each)
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 large onion, diced
- 5 c spinach, chopped (about 8oz)
- 2 tbsp. dill, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bunch parsley, chopped (about 2 cups)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c parmesan, shredded
- 6 oz feta
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove filo shells from freezer.
- In a pan over medium heat, melt butter and cook onion until translucent. Reduce heat to low and add spinach, dill, garlic, and parsley, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring until spinach is wilted.
- Remove pan from heat and add eggs and cheeses.
- Spoon as much of the mixture as possible into each of the filo shells.
- Bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve warm.
I found the frozen filo shells at my local Wegmans, check your local grocery store.