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Spinach and Feta Pinwheels

Loreto January 26, 2020

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Spinach and Feta Pinwheels. Moist, tender spinach meets green onion, goat feta, dill, nutmeg, Parmigiano, egg, and a whole lotta love all spiraled in a light flaky buttering rich puff pastry! Why not make tonight an appetizer party night with this amazing baked parcel!

Song of the day: “Dance of the Clairvoyants” by Pearl Jam.

Spinach and Feta Pinwheels-on the pan with greens

Spinach and Feta Pinwheels, similar to a Spanakopita, however with a buttery puff pastry twist in a finger holding nibble pleasing bite! I love appetizer foods for dinner, how about you?

 
Spinach, the options are endless………

Spinach is such an amazing vegetable. It can be eaten raw. A great thing to add to soup. How about a spinach souffle, or a spinach quiche. Better yet, how about a finger food like these amazing delicious pinwheel? Super easy, and in less than 30 minutes you will be nibbling on these tantalizing crispy flaky rounds!

To me, appetizers remind me of parties and gatherings and happy good mood feelings! At home, when I was young, there were plenty of gatherings and just thinking of all those appetizers consequently craving one of these Spinach and Feta Pinwheels!

Spinach and Feta Pinwheels-ingredients

Our Shopping list for Spinach and Feta Pinwheels………
  • Baby spinach
  • Green onions
  • Goat Feta Cheese
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • Egg
  • Dried dill
  • Nutmeg
  • 1 package of butter Puff Pastry dough.
Getting to the Nitty Gritty……………………….
  1. The puff pastry needs to thaw so take it out of the freezer and let come at room temperature.
  2. Okay, we have to get the filling done first. What does that entail? Well, saute the spinach and that happens in a saute pan with olive oil, chopped green onion, and garlic.
  3. When the spinach is done, it needs to cool, then secondly all the other ingredients go in: feta, Parmigiano, dill, nutmeg,  egg, and some salt and pepper and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  4. Thirdly, unroll the puff pastry sheet and spoon the spinach mixture all over the top of the pastry leaving a 1-inch spot on the short end.
  5. Fourthly, roll up the puff pastry and cut into 12 equal rounds.
A few more steps to finishing these Spinach and Feta Pinwheels!……..
  1. We are almost ready to get these into the oven, however, we have to preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 C).
  2. We have placed the rounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and now finally into that hot oven in the middle rack.

 Spinach and Feta Pinwheels-in the pan before the oven Spinach and Feta Pinwheels-in the pan out of the oven  

Gotta Love the aroma of freshly baked butter Puff Pastry! Absolutely love these Spinach and Feta Pinwheels………….

I have to say, the aroma coming out of the kitchen is mouth-watering. That golden baked sultry goodness, I need to have one of these right now!

Spinach and Feta Pinwheels-on the pan and in the plate  

You can always change your mind……………………

I started wanting to put these up against one another on a ceramic platter, however then I had a vision and it involved some arugula and a rustic pan. What do you think, pan or plate? I like the pan idea. The punch of green, golden pastry and cheesy rich spinach filling against a rustic background. I personally think, very creative, lol.

Spinach and Feta Pinwheels

Time to Taste a Spinach and Feta Pinwheel……………………….

I love it when you bite into a treat like this and there is this crispiness. Not only that but the flavor of butter. Then there is this velvety sauteed onion, spinach with a beautiful hit of feta, Parmigiano, luscious egg, and hints of dill and nutmeg. It feels so good that I think I will have a few more! 

Final thoughts……………………..

So, I’ve never made the puff pastry from scratch, and that is okay. When time is a factor finding a good quality puff pastry is key, as a result, that is why I buy the butter puff pastry. It has a lot of flavors, is super uber flaky and easy to work with. All good reasons to me for using it. Furthermore, it is the perfect accompaniment to the rich luscious filling! And……. It just tastes amazing!

Tonight is Appetizer Night, try these Spinach and Feta Pinwheels…..

Why not get the family together and put on a good movie for dinner and serve a plethora of your favorite appetizers including these lovely finger food delights! It’s a wonderful way to experience a variety of delicious food! I would love to be invited! lol.

Enjoy!

Song of the day: “Dance of the Clairvoyants” by Pearl Jam.

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Spinach and Feta Pinwheels-on the pan with greens and plates

Spinach and Feta Pinwheels

  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Vegetarian
  • Method: Baking

Description

Spinach and Feta Pinwheels. Moist, tender spinach meets green onion, goat feta, dill, nutmeg, Parmigiano, egg, and a whole lotta love all spiraled in a light flaky buttering rich puff pastry! Why not make tonight an appetizer party night with this amazing baked parcel!


Ingredients

Puff Pastry:

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry sheets thawed

Filling:

  • 900 grams organic baby spinach
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 green onions chopped fine
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups goat feta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup dried dill
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Drizzle oil into a large saute pan and toss in garlic and chopped green onion. Saute for 2 minutes or until onion softens.
  2. Toss in washed and spun baby spinach leaves, season with salt and pepper, and saute covered while stirring frequently for 15 minutes or until soft, wilted and tender. Take off heat and cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200° C).
  4. In a bowl combine spinach, egg, feta, grated Parmigiano, dill, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  5. Roll out puff pastry sheet, spread  1/2 of the spinach mixture all over the top of the puff pastry leaving a strip at the end.
  6. Starting at the short end roll up puff pastry into a log. Cut into 12 equal rounds and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Place in oven on the middle rack and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take out of the oven and serve.
  9. Repeat process for 2nd puff pastry sheet.

Enjoy!


Notes

  1. You may have filling leftover. I used mine in a pasta dish tossing it in a pan with cooked spaghetti.
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20 Comments

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    Reply Ben January 27, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Those are great little appetizers. I love how easy they are to make. That’s key for me. LOL

  • Loreto Nardelli
    Reply Loreto Nardelli January 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    That’s wonderful. Look forward to hearing back from you after you have tried them. I think you are really going to like how easy there are to make and how delicious they are!
    Happy cooking Ben!
    Cheers!

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    Reply Sharon January 28, 2020 at 9:29 am

    These little bites of spinach and feta are great for parties or brunch. Great that it takes just a few ingredients to make too.

    • Loreto Nardelli
      Reply Loreto Nardelli January 29, 2020 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Sharon you are so right, few ingredients, easy to put together and absolutely scrumptious! Thank you!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Jacqui DeBono January 28, 2020 at 9:48 am

    I made these and they were addictive! I couldn’t stop at one (or two!) Great for parties, they looked so good!

    • Loreto Nardelli
      Reply Loreto Nardelli January 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Thank you Jaqui so glad that you tried these and yes very addictive dangerous delicious little packages with incredible flavor and texture!
      Here’s to appetizers!

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    Reply Bernice Hill January 28, 2020 at 10:30 am

    I’m with you there…never made puff pastry and there really is no reason to. Frozen works perfectly for most things.
    Great post Loreto!

  • Loreto Nardelli
    Reply Loreto Nardelli January 29, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Thank you Bernice. Yes especially the puff pastry made with real butter. However the adventurous side of me wants to really try making the pastry from scratch. I will let you know how I make out! May have to call on Martha energy for this one! lol.

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    Reply Analida Braeger January 30, 2020 at 9:25 am

    I love baking with puff pastry as it is a blank canvas for flavor. My family loved these tasty gems! Thank so much!

    • Loreto Nardelli
      Reply Loreto Nardelli January 31, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Hi Anilda. Love the analogy of the blank canvas and you are so right. Its wonderful that your family loves these they are real flavor gems!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Tammy January 30, 2020 at 11:04 am

    I love the variety of cheese you’ve used for these…they sound so flavorful and look so delicious! Perfect appetizer for any get together 😀

  • Loreto Nardelli
    Reply Loreto Nardelli January 30, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Hi Tammy. Yes the feta and Parmigiano pair very nicely together with the spinach! Definately a crowd pleaser!
    Happy cooking!

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    Reply Elaine January 31, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Just look at these pinwheels! They are simply adorable. I love how they look, and I can imagine that they taste like culinary heaven. And agree – that aroma is outstanding!

  • Loreto Nardelli
    Reply Loreto Nardelli January 31, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Thank you Elaine! We are so happy to hear that you like these. They are always a hit at our house or whenever we make them!
    Happy Friday!
    Cheers!

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    Reply Kita January 31, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Ooh love these with that goat feta! perfectly fun and easy to make!

    • Loreto Nardelli
      Reply Loreto Nardelli February 1, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you Kita! Absolutely love goat feta. It compliments the spinach so well and cover it in buttery puff pastry. What can I say! Total yum factor!😋

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    Reply Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer February 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Oh what a beautiful and delicious sounding recipe! I love working with puff pastry as well! I l9ve how easy these are too! Perfect for my next gathering!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta February 2, 2020 at 1:17 am

      Thanks a bunch. Can’t wait for your next gathering and wishing I was there to see people’s faces as they bite into these amazing pinwheels!😋

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    Reply Debbie February 2, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    I love pinwheels made with buttery flaky puff pastry. Your filling has almost a Mediterranean flair which sounds amazing. I can’t wait to serve these at my next party.

  • Loreto Nardelli
    Reply Loreto Nardelli February 3, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Thank you Debbie. I even had a Greek friend talk to me and say why didn’t I think of that. Sometimes she says she doesn’t have time to make the filo and the use of the butter puff pastry really resonated with her. I love this appetizer and it will be seen on our table time and again!
    Happy cooking Debbie!
    Cheers!

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