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Spinach & Feta Pastries – Low Carb, Grain Free, THM S

These handheld savory Spinach & Feta Pastries are my favorite vegetarian lunch, snack, or dinner. You don't even miss the meat when you bite into one. They are filling and delicious. You can eat them on their own or pair with soup or salad.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 8 pastries
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Taryn

Ingredients

Dough Ingredients:

Filling Ingredients:

  • 12 oz frozen spinach thawed and drained
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk to brush on the outside of the pastries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Put the mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave one minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds. Stir. At this point, all the cheese should be melted. Microwave 30 more seconds until uniform and gloopy (it should look like cheese fondue at this point). Add the rest of the dough ingredients and the cheese to a food processor. Mix using the dough blade until a uniform color. If you do not have a food processor you can mix in a medium bowl with a wooden spoon but you may need to dump it onto wax paper and knead it by hand to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients.
  • Stir together the ingredients for the filling. Set aside the egg yolk to brush on the pastries.
  • Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper into a 6 x 18 inch rectangle. Cut in half lengthwise with a pizza cutter. Put the filling down the center of one piece. Top with the other piece of dough. Use the pizza cutter to cut into 7 or 8 pieces. Put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  • Gently press the edges together on two opposing sides of each pastry. Use a kitchen shears or small knife to make a few slits in the top dough. Brush with the egg yolk. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5395IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 2mg