Spinach and Feta Bourekas

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
These pastries are light and soft with a bit of crunch, and are one of my favorite appetizers for holidays. They can be filled with almost anything, but spinach and feta are my go-to fillings. Topped with everything seasoning, these little triangles are out of this world. — Alex Stepanov, Matawan, New Jersey
Spinach and Feta Bourekas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 pound fresh spinach, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon everything seasoning blend


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add spinach, shallots and garlic; cook and stir until spinach is wilted, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat; strain off any excess water. Stir in salt and pepper; set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Cut each sheet into 4 squares. In a small bowl, combine feta and ricotta; stir in spinach mixture. Spoon cheese mixture diagonally over half of each square to within 1/2 in. of edges. Brush pastry edges with egg. Fold 1 corner over filling to the opposite corner, forming a triangle; press edges with a fork to seal. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush remaining egg over pastries; sprinkle with seasoning blend. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.

Can you freeze Spinach and Feta Bourekas?

Freeze unbaked pastries on a parchment-lined baking sheet until firm. Transfer to an airtight container; return to freezer. To use, cook frozen pastries as directed until golden brown and heated through, increasing time to 30-32 minutes and covering with foil if pastries begin to brown too quickly.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Other fillings, such as potato and dill or ricotta and caramelized onion are delicious too!
  • These can be made ahead and frozen; pull them out and bake them fresh at a moments notice.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 pastry: 383 calories, 21g fat (6g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 635mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein.