Recipe By Kathleen
Published Aug 17th
Prep 45m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 60m
Servings 36 pastries Calories 123.2

The only tricky part of this recipe is working with phyllo, and once you get the hang of it, it’s fun. Sometimes you get a bad batch of phyllo that rips and tears easily, so I always buy an extra just in case. I have frozen these before baking. Just add a few minutes to cooking time when you cook them in a frozen state. I have also doubled this recipe for large parties.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (4 ounce) package feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Mix in spinach and salt. Stir in feta cheese, cottage cheese and egg. Cook and stir until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. 3 Unroll phyllo dough sheets one at a time on a flat surface. Brush with unsalted butter. Cut into strips approximately 5 inches wide. Place 1 tablespoon of the onion, spinach and feta mixture at one end of each dough strip. Fold the end of the strip over the filling so that it forms a triangle. Continue folding the strip in triangles until a small, triangular stuffed pastry remains. Brush with unsalted butter. Repeat with remaining phyllo dough.
  4. 4 Arrange stuffed triangles on a large baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 123.2
  • Carbohydrate 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol 26.6 mg
  • Fat 9.1 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Saturated Fat 5 g
  • Sodium 239.3 mg
  • Sugar 0.6 g

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  1. needs to be cheesier
  2. Delicous and easy but time consuming. Made the following changes - reduced salt to 1/2 teaspoon added 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice did not pre-cook cheeses and egg - instead added to cooled spinach and onion mixture. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For the reviewer looking for suggestions on shaping triangles: I used - Read more ...
  3. These were really good but I altered the recipe a bit. I added a clove of garlic substituted ricotta for the cottage cheese and added 1/4 C of Parmesan. To cut the phyllo I used a pizza wheel and it worked much better than a knife which usually tears the dough. I find spraying the - Read more ...
  4. This recipe took some time but was fun to make. I had never used Phyllo dough and a friend gave me some good pointers. Keep the dough covered with plastic wrap then a wet towel to keep it from drying out. Only take out what you need. I used two sheets of dough instead of - Read more ...
  5. This is an easy and delicious recipe! I found the blend of the spinach and other filling ingredients to be perfect and the phyllo dough was no trouble to work with as long as I kept a damp towel over the unusued pieces. This recipe makes an ample amount which I enjoyed because I served - Read more ...
  6. These tasted great but definitely were time consuming. I made them for a baby shower and wish I had brought more as they were gone immediatley. I ended up spraying the triangles with butter flavored Pam as it was much faster and didn't change the outcome at all.
  7. It took me a little longer to do this than the stated prep time. These were really good and I will definately make them again for a special occasion. I only used 1/2 of the dough even though I was using a measuring spoon to scoop the filling. Next time I will only defrost that - Read more ...
  8. This was the first time I used phyllo dough what an experience. I changed some things from this recipe. First of all after I created the filling I added about 50 small cooked chopped shrimp. I also cut the phyllo dough into 3 equally sized long strips and used a tablespoonful of filling. In addition - Read more ...
  9. This recipe is a great appetizer! It can be used for formal dinner parties or everyday dinners. I was very pleased with it even my first time making it. To lower the fat content I bought Athenos reduced fat fetta cheese available at Safeway and Knudsen reduced fat cottage cheese. Even with using the lowfat - Read more ...