Cheese and spinach parcels

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Cheese and spinach parcels
An impressive starter to your meal for two.

110g fresh spinach, washed

½ tbsp groundnut oil

1 small shallot, finely diced

15g walnuts or pine nuts, roughly chopped

50g vegetarian cheddar, grated

Pinch freshly grated nutmeg

1 tbsp double cream

½ tsp walnut oil

1 tsp butter, melted

6 squares filo pastry, each measuring 16cm x 16cm

Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas mark 5.

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and set aside.

Place the spinach in a pan and stir over a high heat until wilted.

Strain and squeeze out the liquid, then roughly chop.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the shallot until softened.

Add the walnuts, and cook for 2-3 mins.

Remove from heat, stir in the spinach, cheese, nutmeg, cream, salt and pepper.

Mix the walnut oil with butter.

Brush a thin coating on a piece of pastry.

Place another piece on top with corners at a different angle, brush with the butter and repeat with one more piece.

Dollop a spoonful of the spinach mixture in the centre, bringing up the corners of the pastry and pinch in the middle to form a parcel.

Repeat to make remaining parcels, then transfer the baking tray.

Brush the parcels with remaining butter and oil.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden then serve.


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
25 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Cheese, Vegetables, Oil, Nuts

Recipe Type
Starters, Entertaining

Level of Difficulty

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