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Greek Sandwich Bites

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

16 appetizers

Here’s an appetizer that tastes just like traditional spanakopita, but it’s much less work to make. —Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California
Greek Sandwich Bites Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 4 teaspoons butter, softened

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the spinach; cook and stir until wilted. Drain. Stir in the feta, pine nuts, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  2. Spread over 4 bread slices; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat until bread is browned and cheese is melted, turning once, 3-4 minutes. Cut each sandwich into quarters.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 87 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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