Cheesey Spinach Filo Triangles

Recipe by: Kathleen
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Moderately Easy

Ready in 1 hour
Picture by: Erin Kate
This is a perfect appetizer that can be made with a group of friends with lots of filling and folding for everyone to bond over. The feta and spinach combination taste great too.


Serves: 36
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 315g frozen spinach, thawed, drained, chopped and squeezed dry
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 125g cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 packet filo pastry
  • 280g unsalted butter, melted

Preparation method

Prep: 45 minutes |Cook: 15 minutes
1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and slowly cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add spinach and salt then make sure all liquid has evaporated from spinach. Stir in feta, cottage cheese and egg. Cook and stir until thickened; 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer.
2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
3. Unroll filo pastry sheets on a flat surface. Keep a damp tea towel over the sheets while you work. Lay out a sheet on a clean work surface and brush with unsalted butter. Cut into strips approximately 12cm wide and layer the strips one on top of another so that you have a strip that is 3 sheets thick.
4. Place 1 tablespoon of the onion, spinach and feta mixture at one end of the filo pastry 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 filo until you have used all of the filling.
5. Arrange stuffed triangles on a large baking tray. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Serve warm.


  • Energy 513.795 kJ
  • Total Fat 9.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.9 g
  • Sodium 239 mg
  • Total Carbs 7.6 g
  • Fibre 0.5 g
  • Protein 3 g