Puff pastry stuffed with spinach


1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 pound (450g) fresh spinach, washed, drained, and chopped

1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

For the dough*

1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

1 package puff pastry sheets (usually comes with 2 sheets)

Sesame seeds or poppy seeds (optional, for topping)


  • Prepare the Filling*
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped spinach and cook until wilted and any liquid released has evaporated, about 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove the pan from heat and let the spinach mixture cool slightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, crumbled feta, grated Parmesan, and the beaten egg.
  • Add the cooled spinach mixture to the bowl and mix well. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg if using. Set aside.
  • Prepare the Pastry*
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry sheets to smoothen and slightly thin them.
  • Cut the pastry into squares or rectangles (size depends on your preference, usually 4-5 inches per side).
  • Assemble the Pastries*
  • Place a spoonful of the spinach filling in the center of each pastry square.
  • Fold the pastry over to form triangles or rectangles, pressing the edges to seal. You can use a fork to crimp the edges for a decorative effect.
  • Transfer the filled pastries to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the tops with the beaten egg wash for a golden finish.
  • Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds if desired.
  • Bake*
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastries are golden brown and puffed.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.


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