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A pile of three cheese spanakopita triangles on a plate.

Spanakopita Triangles

These buttery, flakey Spanakopita Triangles are filled with spinach and 3 cheeses and take your cocktail party from semi-homemade to gourmet. And, learn all my tips for handling phyllo like a pro.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 28 pieces
Calories 115kcal


  • 10 ounces package frozen spinach thawed and squeezed dry
  • 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 4 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces smoked mozzarella cut into ¼” cubes (see note 1)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 shallot minced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound phyllo dough thawed (see note 2)
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled (1 stick)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • In a large bowl, combine spinach, feta, ricotta, mozzarella, parsley, shallots, eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Spread one sheet phyllo dough on a clean work surface; brush with melted butter. Place another sheet of phyllo on top of the first and brush it with butter. Place a third sheet of phyllo on top of the stack and brush it with butter, too.
  • Using a chef’s knife or kitchen scissors, carefully cut the phyllo in to thirds. Place 1 tablespoon of the filling on the end of each strip of phyllo.
  • Starting with the end of the dough strip with the filling, fold one corner of the phyllo over the filling to form a triangle. Continue folding the dough, keeping it in a triangular shape (like folding a flag).
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Repeat with remaining phyllo dough and filling.
  • Bake until brown and crisp, about 20 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes (filling will be very hot). Serve warm.



  1. Smoked mozzarella: Substitute regular mozzarella if you don't like the flavor of smoked cheese or if you can't find it.
  2. Phyllo sheets: Located in your grocer's freezer section. They are typically in the area of other frozen bread products such as dinner rolls, puff pastry, and pie crusts. Thaw this in the refrigerator the night before you need it.
  3. Yield: This recipe makes about 28 pieces.
  4. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  5. Freezer: The unbaked triangles can be frozen for up to 1 week in airtight containers, separated by layers of parchment or waxed paper. When you are ready to serve them, bake them straight from the freezer, adding 5 minutes or so to the baking time.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1365IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg