Light, flaky, and oh-so crispy, these Spanakopita Rolls are a terrific appetizer, party food, finger food, or just a snack! Filled with tender spinach and plenty of feta, they're delish!
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 box phyllo pastry
- 16 ounces spinach
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup crumbled feta
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup butter melted
To make the filling
Steam the spinach in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it is wilted. About 8 minutes. Set the spinach aside to drain and cool.
When the spinach is cool enough to handle, squeeze the excess water from it and roughly chop it.
Mix the spinach with the eggs, feta cheese, green onion, dill, minced garlic and salt and pepper.
To assemble the rolls:
Preheat your oven to 350-F.
Melt the butter in a skillet or in the microwave. Get your silicone brush ready.
Lay one pastry sheet out in front of you on a clean work surface. Brush it lightly with butter, covering the whole sheet. Top the buttered phyllo sheet with another sheet of phyllo, and brush it, too. Do this with 4 sheets of phyllo - do not butter the top of the final sheet.
Cut the sheets in half lengthwise. Working with one half at a time, put 1/2 a cup of the spinach mixture onto the phyllo sheet and roll it up like a burrito, tucking in the ends as you go.
Repeat with the remaining sheets of phyllo and remaining filling.
Brush the tops of the rolls with more melted butter, and lay them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake them in the oven at 350-F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Chef Jenn's Tips
- Wrap the rolls tightly but don't squish them. They won't expand or shrink in the oven, so wrap them firmly.
- Keep unused sheets of phyllo covered with a piece of plastic wrap to keep them from drying out.
- Salted butter adds flavor to these rolls, but you can also use unsalted butter.
- The rolls can be made up to a day ahead of time. Keep them tightly wrapped and in the fridge until ready to bake them.
Serving: 2rolls | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 986mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7557IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 5mg