Spinach pastry pies (great for kids)

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Serves: 6

By sugar2spice

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  • 250g spinach

  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped

  • 250g cheese (any crumbly variety)

  • 200g puff pastry

  • 2 cloves garlic chopped

  • 1 tbsp mint chopped

  • 2 small onions chopped

  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  1. Soften the onions and garlic in some hot oil or melted butter.
  2. Wash and chop the spinach, as small as possible.
  3. Cook spinach until slightly wilted and reduced in size, just chuck in a pan whilst still wet from washing.
  4. Beat the egg (set aside a tsp for sealing pastry) and mix in mint, parsley, lemon juice and cheese, mix thoroughly. Then mix in spinach.
  5. Roll out pastry and cut out circular shapes to put in cupcake tin, (you can make squares, triangles etc as well). Or make a much bigger version in a cake-pan.
  6. Put the spinach mixture in pie and cover with pastry lid, sealing the edges with the egg mixture and glazing the top too. (Lids are optional but usually required for kids to try them!)
  7. Cook for roughly 20 minutes at 190C/Gas Mark 5.

Handy Hint

Don't cook the spinach in any other water or it will be too wet and make the pastry soggy. The mixture should be quite 'gunky' not runny at all.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Can Freeze

  • pastry

  • Main Course

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • margaritare 23/05/13 22:08

    This can also be made with filo pastry which is healthier than puff. I make it with feta, there is no need to chop spinach very well, when cooked it fall apart in the mixture by itself, I add one clove of garlic directly into the cheese mixture, instead of onion, to save the time. It also works without spinach and with pizza dough rolled very thinly.

  • 08/03/13 11:00

    My problem is the spinach. Kids will eat it but not partner....

  • littlebellsmum 06/03/09 19:53

    Really, really good - my dd asked if I can make them for tea again tomorrow

  • sugar2spice 11/03/08 23:39

    I have a vegan friend who has made this recipe without egg or cheese, but used silken tofu instead, it just tastes less cheesey, still fab!