Spanakopita Appetizer Cups

spanakopita appetizers

If you’re a fan of the Greek pastry spanakopita, I have a modern appetizer idea for you. I love those little triangles that are often served at cocktail parties but the thought of working with layers and layers of phyllo sheets is daunting. I do, however, LOVE to use the little filo cups that are sold in the freezer section. I decided to put a modern twist on the old classic and make spanakopita appetizer cups that are perfect to serve at your next party or gathering.

The concept is simple – I created a filling mixture and scooped it into the pastry cups and baked. I think these are even easier to eat too, since the filling doesn’t squirt out the side when you bit into it like the triangles sometimes do. Here’s the recipe below….

spanakopita filo cups

Spanakopita Cups

  • 2 packages frozen filo cups
  • 10 ounces frozen creamed spinach
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, broken up into pieces
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated Nutmeg (I used a little more, but not quite 1/4)
  • Zest of half a lemon

Cook frozen spinach according to package directions and let cool. Place in a mixing bowl.

Combine spinach with remaining ingredients until well combined. Use a small scoop or table spoon and place mixture inside each filo cup.

Bake spanakopita cups for about 8-10 minutes or until heated through.

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. Do you think these could be made ahead and frozen then reheated?

    • I haven’t tried that Joyce, but I imagine they could. I’m thinking that since you can buy frozen spanakopita appetizers, surely you can make your own and freeze! :-)

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