Thursday, October 24, 2019

Cheesy Spinach Phyllo Triangles (& Other Phyllo Dough Ideas)

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Cheesy Spinach Phyllo Triangles RECIPE

Working with phyllo dough is very tedious but the final product is so rewarding!  Bring your patience when making this recipe.

Previously I shared this Autumn phyllo recipe:
Phyllo Apple Log
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Diagram on how to fold the triangles

Printable Recipe

1 package cream cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
1/4 cup chopped frozen spinach
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
melted butter
1 package of phyllo dough (thawed in the fridge for at least 24 hours)

Begin by making the filling.  Saute the onion and spinach in a little olive oil until the onion is soft.  Set aside and allow to cool.  Place the cream cheese and parmesan cheese into a food processor and pulse until combined.  Add the cooled onion/spinach mixture and the cayenne and pulse until combined (see picture below).  

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Take the phyllo dough out of the package and cut in half (I found that this filling is only enough for half a package of dough).  Place remaining half back into the fridge and use within one week.
The instructions for the phyllo dough will suggest placing a damp towel on top - I found that even lightly damp caused the dough layers to stick together, so just beware that this might happen.
I cut the half dough into 3 strips (see picture below).  Each triangle will use 4 sheets of phyllo dough.  Brush a little melted butter in between each of the 4 layers.  Place a tablespoon size of filling onto the right bottom corner and then fold upwards (see diagram at the top).  Continue folding until a triangle is formed (see stages below).

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Spread a little more melted butter on top of each triangle and then sprinkle on some parmesan cheese.

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Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes (or until desired golden brown color is achieved) see picture above.

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Allow to cool a little (filling will be very hot).
Serve & ENJOY!!
(I even like them cold - see picture below).

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Other Phyllo Dough Ideas

You can make these turnovers by using leftover whole cranberry sauce (leftover from Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner).

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Homemade ganache is quite easy - heavy cream and chocolate chips.  Add a few hazelnuts, then freeze and use as a filling for these delicious pastries.

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  1. These look good! I have a crockpot spinach and artichoke dip that would probably make a good filling... So one strip rolls up to make one triangle? I pinned it. I'd like to try it sometime.
    Liberty @

    1. Thank you. Actually, I took a new package of Phyllo dough and cut it in half (I put half in the fridge to use later). With the other half I cut into 3 strips (trying to make the strips equal size). Then, each spinach triangle will have 4 of the cut strips (with a little melted butter in between each strip). You will pile these 4 strips with melted butter in between before you add the filling. The final step is folding the 4 layered pile into the triangle as seen above. (I hope that helps and doesn't make it more confusing).

  2. I think I have only made 1 recipe with Phyllo dough, but you make these looks so easy, I have Pinned to give it a try during the holidays. Thank you for sharing on #omhgff, this week your recipe is being featured.

    1. Thank you so much for the feature!! You made my weekend!
      PS - I placed the featured button on my sidebar as well as at the bottom of this featured post
      PPS - for some reason your blog will no longer allow me to make comments, so I hope that you get this reply (Thanks again for the feature).

  3. Angie,
    I love these cheesy-spinach phyllo triangles. Gail,
    I love how you transformed this container. Black and white check is so great.
    Congratulations, you are my feature at Over The Moon Linky Party. Hope you stop by.

  4. These look amazing and I can't wait to make these! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Yum! That looks really good- the spinach one especially.


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