New recipe post for you guys!

For Greek Easter, Uncle Chris asked me to bring an appetizer.  In a recent Friday Favorites post, I linked to this recipe and said I knew what I was going to do with the extra Athens phyllo dough just hanging out in my freezer.  Stumbling upon this recipe was definitely timely!

spanakopita bitesSpanakopita Bites


  • Frozen phyllo cups (two 15 count packages from Athens)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 ounces of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 6 ounces feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place phyllo cups on 2 baking sheets and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add onion, season with salt and pepper, then sauté about 5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, sauté for 30 more seconds, then transfer mixture to a large bowl and cool slightly.
  6. Add spinach, feta cheese, parsley, nutmeg, and egg (whisked) – then stir to combine.
  7. Spoon mixture into phyllo cups, then bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cups are golden brown around the edges.
  8. Feast!

Spanakopita bites 2I knew the fam would gobble these right up.  If you need a quick and easy app to bring to a party, this is it!

–Let’s chat–
What’s your favorite “quick and easy” appetizer? Any traditional favorites (like spanakopita) that you’ve discovered an easier version of making?

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