Spanakopita Bites Recipe
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
- 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% small-curd cottage cheese
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 16 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix egg, spinach and cheeses. Brush a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with some of the butter.
- 2. Place one sheet of phyllo dough in prepared pan; brush with butter. Layer with seven additional phyllo sheets, brushing each layer. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Spread top with spinach mixture. Top with remaining phyllo dough, brushing each sheet with butter.
- 3. Freeze, covered, 30 minutes. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1-in. squares. Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10-1/2 dozen.
To Make Ahead: Cover and freeze until ready to use. Cut and bake as directed.
1 appetizer: 21 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Spanakopita Bites
"VERY simple, yet tastes absolutely as good as 'traditional' spanakopita, which is quite labor-intensive!"