Spinach Cheese Triangles

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Preparation time: 40 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 48 Servings


•1/3 cup finely chopped onion
•1 tablespoon butter
•1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
•1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
•3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
•3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
•2 eggs, lightly beaten
•2 tablespoons soft bread crumbs
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon pepper
•12 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
•Butter-flavored cooking spray


•In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in spinach; cook over medium-low heat just until spinach is wilted. Transfer to a large bowl; add the cheeses, eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Set aside.
• Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface with a long side facing you. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.) Spray sheet with butter-flavored spray; cut into four 9-in. x 3-1/2-in. strips.
• Place 1 tablespoon filling on lower corner of each strip. Fold dough over filling, forming a triangle. Fold triangle up, then fold triangle over, forming another triangle. Continue folding, like a flag, until you come to the end of the strip.
• Spritz end of dough with spray and press onto triangle to seal. Turn triangle and spritz top with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining phyllo and filling.
• Place triangles on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 dozen.


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