Spinach Feta Cups

Friday, September 9, 2011

We went to a BBQ over the weekend and I wanted to bring something other than chips. Plus I have been eating pretty good lately and I wasn't about to wake up with the ole chip hangover.

We had a ton of frozen spinach in our freezer and it was about time it was put to good use.

What you will need:
  • 2 cups of frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese
  • 1 garlic minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package of organic mini phyllo shells
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix egg, feta and garlic in a bowl
  • Defrost frozen spinach in a pot of warm water. Squeeze out excess water
  • Stir spinach into the mixture
  • Use a spoon to scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture into each phyllo shell
  • Bake for 8 minutes.

Even though Ian and I ate most of them before they actually made it to the BBQ they were a hit!


On a side note: I cant do anything (blog) without music. I think music can be so inspiring and motivating! I have Pandora on shuffle with Johnny Cash, Mumford and Sons, Jem, Mariah Carey's Holiday Mix (too early for Christmas music? No way) La Roux and Flogging Molly. Does music motivate or distract you?

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

61 comments:

Erin Lian said...

Amazing bbq idea!! Especially as I don't eat meat :P They look delicious and are so cute!!
<3

Shelley said...

They look delicious! Will have to make these. Thanks for sharing :)

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

I'm planning a big bday party next Friday, and think I will include these in the appetizer menu. They look fantastic. Thanks for sharing, Lindsay! :)

sherri lynn said...

These are so cute and they sound like they're delicious! I love listening to music when I cook or clean!

Jen said...

These look like such a great appetizer/party treat! Yum! I'm with you on the music -- I always have Pandora on, too. I've been listening to John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Coldplay AND Motown Christmas stations!

Anne said...

Hi Lindsay! I got all excite when I saw those little phyllo cases, hoping you were going to tell me you made them and I could get the recipe. I don't think I've ever seen phyllo cases like that in our stores over here. What a great idea.

Ohhhhh! Music is my life Lindsay. It motivates to do anything. I've just added a 3 disc dance anthem megamix to my playlist. (It's this one: http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-rock/wild-reunion-1996-2011/653421) I love anything from music from the 20's and 30's, 50's rock'n'roll (my favourite), 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's, country, rock'n'roll, heavy metal, classical. You name it. I'd say the only music I don't really like is death metal. Sounds a little the same to me. And Justin Bieber! LOL

Anne xx

Joana said...

That looks so delicious!!! Thank you so much for sharing :) I would love to try these but I'm not sure where to find feta cheese XD

Amy said...

I am so going to make these for our co BBQ! Perfect timing post! Love it!

I associate every moment of my life with music. I can never get enough. ( hence rockin out on sats!). A good son can make my day in a second!

Great pics!!

Mindy said...

Those phyllo cups are the best. I've done TONS of stuff with them. My sister recently stuffed them with Trader Joe's blue cheese - pecan dip and then put diced pears on top. OMG good.

I'm a music girl too, but I rarely listen to it when I'm on the computer. Clearly I need to bust out the Pandora more often!

Jennifer said...

I was sold on these things before I even opened your page! Just seeing the words "spinach" and "feta" together makes me hungry. I've had a version of these before and they are absolutely delicious! Thanks for reminding me. Marking for future recipe idea!

In regards to listening to music it depends on the day. Some days I am easily distracted and other times I need the music to motivate me:)

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Yum! I'm one of the weirdos that loves spinach :) I'm so excited that we're getting to the "acceptable" time for holiday music! :)

Aleksandra said...

YUMMMM

It's A Love Story said...

YUMMMY!!

Sheri said...

That looks so good!!! I love music too and Mariah's All I Want for Christmas is my fave. I could listen to that any time of the year!

Marilyn said...

OMG - This looks SUPER AWESOME. I MUST re-create for something someday soon.. How fun!! absolutely lovely blog you have here.. Can’t wait to read more.. I’m officially following ya from today’s Boost My blog hop.. Hope you can find a moment to stop by and visit/follow me too.. I’m Marilyn from http://www.theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com .Hope you have a terrific weekend..

Lia said...

OMG love this. So I'm greek, and loooove spanakopita!! Mmmmm!! And you have such a diverse music selection lol! I do love Flogging Molly, and Mariah's Xmas album is constantly on rotation in my car :) It just makes me happy! I need to make these now, yummy!!
xoxo
Lia

theolivetree said...

I NEED the music! No it is never to early for holiday music :) I love spinach and feta in any dish!

Kyla said...

Wowww, those look delicious! I usually end up burning phyllo cups, but these just look too good. I also can't do anything without music, I feel awkward when I'm doing something in silence.

le sorelle said...

Oh my gosh I am obsessed with anything feta/spinach-y! These look SO delicious! I'll definitely have to try them - thanks so much for sharing! And I LOVE music - and you're right, it's never too early for a little Mariah Christmas music! ;)

Hope you have a great weekend! :)

-j
sorelle in style

Lindsay said...

This looks amazing. Really, I would love to make this very soon. You always share such awesome recipes here!

Marjorie said...

Looks yummy!

Gentri said...

It depends on my mood, but it usually motivates me. :)

These look SO yummy! What a great recipe!

Amanda said...

These look SO easy and SO yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

whenever i make these they are so hit or miss! either the best things ive ever made or burnt and gooey! must try your recipe :)

Sarah said...

Wow, this looks so divine! Great for a party! I'm such a spinach lover too.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

Those look scrumptious! And they seem so easy breezy, too! On the music note- yes! I must have music on almost always, but especially when I am doing anything creative :) xoxoxo brynn

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

They look delicious! I love that they are tasty as well as being a better alternative to other party foods!! I used to think I didn't like spinach but I had never tried it...now I love it!

Mo Pie, Please said...

YUM! Holy goodness! I want to eat these right this second!

Terry said...

Adorable - they look amazing. And as far as music goes,...I'm not sure I am even able to clean without music going. :)

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

These look so yummy! LIke mini quiches.

Music usually distracts me, and I can't handle any extra distractions!

Shia said...

So yummy! I love your blog - I added you to my new blog roll of blogs I follow.

Have a great weekend.

worldaccordingtoshia.blogspot.com

♥ Shia

Caroline said...

Those look so delicious! My fridge is so bare right now - I was just trying to find anything to throw a fast lunch together with and there wasn't a [non-spoiled] veggie to be found! Sadness!

I love listening to music when I'm doing things - especially during meals. I can't stand to hear people eating. I was just speaking with my Teaching Exceptional Students professor about this - if there's any sound I can't control then it's all I can focus on. Even pencils scratching against paper. It's the most frustrating thing doing everything you can to focus on what's being taught when all I can hear is feet tapping, papers shuffling, cellophane crinkling! It's awful! But for some reason music buffers out all that and I can focus on whatever I need to be doing :)

Alexa said...

Okay these are adorable and they look yummy! Going to make them for my next dinner party for sure. I hope you have a lovely weekend!
xo

Jackie @ EatLove&Style said...

Mmmm...I bet these were delicious. I love spinach!! Definitely trying this baby out.

Jackie

Jenny in Ohio said...

um, yum! And they aren't that bad for you either!

mary shouvlin said...

yuuumm! this looks amazing! definitely going to have to make this for the next BBQ- agreed, much better than chips! :)

Vivian, but you can call me Viv. said...

spinach + feta + Phyllo = TRUE LOVE.

i love this combination and oh,so cute in those little mini shells!

Katherine Elizabeth Dominguez said...

These look amazing! I am definitely going to try this. If you are ever looking for a yummy recipe to try, stop by blog! I post a new one every week to promote improvisational cooking :-)

-Katherine

www.byKatherineElizabeth.com

C3 said...

These look SOOO good!

Mimi said...

oh my gosh, they look delicious! actually, i'm quite sure they are! thanks for this new recipe!!! :D

<3, Mimi
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Stephanie said...

These look amazing!

Also, if it's September it's time for Christmas music. That's a rule. : )

Ashley said...

I love that these look so fancy, but are deceptively simple. I can't wait to try them. Also, after making a different zucchini chip recipe, I finally made your zucchini fries recipe and they were much tastier. I'm definitely trusting your recipe ideas!

A Beautiful Mess said...

New Follower! These look super easy and delicious! I will have to try these soon! I also love listening to Pandora!

Stephanie said...

These look de-lish! :) I'm a sucker for music all of the time too...when I'm in the shower, cooking, etc!

Kathy S said...

That looks amazing!

Sharstin said...

Music is a must! These look so pretty, and spinach and feat? sold

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Thank you! These look fabulous!

Katie said...

Looks fantastic!!!

Elle Sees said...

how awesome! i LOVE to entertain, so these are right up my alley!

S and O said...

Mmmmmm...those looks absolutely delicious!
xoxo
Olivia

Aimee said...

I like spinach. I love feta. I love making new things when I have people over...so I will definitely be trying these!

Aspiring New Moms said...

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elsie said...

Oh! So yummy! Your blog is so cute! Thank you for the sweet sweet comment.
xo, Elsie

Danielle said...

Yum, yum, yum! I love listening to music. It's a great motivator!

Rachael said...

Ooohhhhhhhhhh. Jealous. Drooling. Coveting. I am moved in. I have my own place and my own kitchen and no commuting. I can actually COOK now! The time is nigh when I shall finally make for myself crappy recreations of the perfection I see on your blog.

Mongs said...

mmm... look so good, I love this recipe. Another great idea!

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Meg {henninglove} said...

yum! this look so good, you always have healthy and yummy recipes

Miss Lindsay said...

Love your recipes!! They always look sooo yum.

www.StarHughes.com said...

I can't do anything without music either!!! I have it on at all times. The hardest thing for me to do is do my hair/makeup without music blasting in the background...it's virtually impossible! haha. These spinach cups look delicious!!!! What a fancy and healthy and delicious snack!

lillie said...

Wow, these look incredible!! Will definitely be trying these and I'm following your blog now! :) x

Miki's scrapbook said...

What awesome idea! Love it! I'll definitely try this!

Whenever I come to your blog, I get stuck reading lots of posts, hehe.

Have a great weekend! ;D

Miki.

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