Spinach and Cheese Phyllo Triangles Recipe

Spinach and Cheese Phyllo Triangles

This is not a spanakopita recipe.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time48 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Greek
Servings: 20 pieces


  • 10 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup fresh spinach blanched
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon rind grated
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


  • In the oil, cook the onion and garlic until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the cooked onion and garlic, ricotta, spinach, Parmesan cheese, lemon rind, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  • Cut the phyllo sheets into strips about 10 cm wide.
  • Lay out a strip of phyllo paper and baste it with the melted butter. Add 1-2 tbsp of the spinach filling , then fold up the paper in a triangular shape. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 °F until golden brown, about 19 minutes.