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spinach puffs garnished with sesame seeds on top of parchment paper

Spinach Puffs

  • Author: Rita
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 big puffs or 12 small puffs 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These spinach puffs are the perfect dinner party appetizer! They’re cheesy, crispy, and freezer-friendly. You can make them ahead to save you up some time!


  • 1 sheet puff pastry (250 g)
  • 7 oz baby spinach (200 g)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 7 oz ricotta cheese (200 g)
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat, add olive oil and when hot, sautee the garlic for 2 minutes or until soft.
  3. Then, add the spinach, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and sautee until soft. Remove the pan and set it aside to cold down.
  4. Cut the puff pastry sheet into 6 or 12 squares, depending on the size you desire, and place them on the baking tray. This recipe makes six big puffs or 12 small puffs.
  5. Into a mixing bowl, add the spinach, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and one egg. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and mix everything.
  6. Divide the spinach mixture into each square and fold two opposite edges of each square, pressing them tightly.
  7. Brush all the spinach puffs with egg yolk and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.
  8. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden.


Making ahead: You can make these spinach puffs ahead to save you up some time. Make them on the day before and keep them in the fridge overnight or make them a week early and freeze them.

Remove the water: Ensure you remove all the water from the spinach before mixing it with other ingredients.

This recipe makes 6 big spinach puffs or 12 small puffs.

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