Spinach Puff Pastry
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Spinach Puff Pastry

These easy Spinach Puff Pastry appetizers with bacon are a delicious golden puff pastry filled with cheesy creamed spinach and plenty of bacon. It is a simple buffet menu idea for holiday parties and would be a great addition to your Easy Football Food menu for game day!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword buffet menu idea
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24
Calories 276kcal
Author Kat Jeter

Ingredients

  • 3 sheets Puff Pastry thawed
  • 16 oz. Frozen Spinach thawed
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Shallot finely diced
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1.5 cups Heavy Cream or Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup White cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan shredded
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 strips Bacon cooked and divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Squeeze excess liquid from the thawed spinach until it is as dry as possible.
  • In a skillet over medium heat melt butter, then add shallots and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until shallots become translucent.
  • Sprinkle flour into skillet whisking for 1-2 minutes until flour lightly browns.
  • Slowly add the heavy cream or milk, whisking continuously until the sauce begins to thicken, 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in white cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • Dice up 4 of the bacon strips and add to the cheese sauce. Stir until the cheese has melted.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Add spinach to the mixture and stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat while you prepare the puff pastry.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unfold thawed puff pastry. Roll each sheet into a 12-in. square. Cut each pastry sheet into nine squares.
  • Place in greased muffin cups, pressing gently onto bottoms and up sides, allowing corners to point up.
  • Fill each puff pastry cup with about 2 tablespoons of creamed spinach.
  • In a small bowl mix together the egg and water to make an egg wash.
  • Brush egg wash over the puff pastry then place in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 2505IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.3mg