Spinach and ricotta pastries and happy new year!

Spinach and ricotta pastries and happy new year!

By 29/12/2017

My last post for this year is of course going to be a recipe for party food. You wouldn't want to be in my kitchen at this time of year as it is a total mess! I have been making so much party food and frozen it that there is not even room in the freezer anymore. This year my new year's party will be a proper feast, yay! I love parties! And you? Are you going to celebrate?

With these simple ricotta and spinach pastries which make super tasty finger food I am wishing everyone a fabulous new year, full of surprises.

May every wish come true!

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 25 minutes
  • Yield : 6



Make the filling. Stir fry the garlic clove with 2 tbsp of olive oil, add the washed spinach leaves, salt and pepper and cook uncovered for a couple of minutes until soft.

Add the ricotta cheese, the grated cheese, the egg, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Unroll the pastry sheet and cut it into 6 equal squares.

Place a generous spoonful of ricotta and spinach mixture in the middle of each square.

Fold the corners into the centre. Brush with the milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds on top.

Spinach and ricotta pasties

Cook at 200C or 390F for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.

Serve warm or cold.

Puff pastry ricotta and spinach pasty

Puff pastry ricotta and spinach pastry

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18 Responses to Spinach and ricotta pastries and happy new year!

  1. gloria

    these looks delicious !! Happy New Year dear!

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Happy New Year, Alida! These pastries look absolutely divine with cheese spinach filling!

    • Alida

      Ricotta and spinach is one of those perfect combinations

  3. Frank

    This looks like a perfect way to start off tomorrow’s cenone di san Silvestro…

    • Alida

      Yes, we had a proper feast (homemade) this year. So much food and wine 🙂

  4. La cucina di Molly

    Io festeggerò l’arrivo del nuovo anno in famiglia con i miei figli e nipoti! Ottimi questi fagottini di spinaci e ricotta, ottima proposta da fare per antipasto! Colgo l’occasione per augurarti un sereno e felice 2018 , un bacione carissima amica!

    • Alida

      Tanti auguri di un buon anno nuovo anche a te. Un abbraccio forte.

  5. Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook

    I love party food and I am that person who eats their way through the platters as they are passed around! Hope you are well and enjoying the festive season.

    • Alida

      Had lots of food this year, probably more than last year and all homemade (a part from a pandoro which I bought). Had a great new year’s too and now we are waiting for Epiphany. I wish you a wonderful 2018 and maybe see you soon!

  6. Margaret

    Looks like a delicious recipe, especially with the addition of sesame seeds. Buon Anno Anche A Te!

    • Alida

      Grazie Margaret, I wish you a wonderful 2018.

  7. speedy70

    Molto bello e invitante! Auguri di buon anno!!!

    • Alida

      Grazie anche a te. Buon anno!

    • Alida

      Many thanks and happy new year to you too!

  8. elisabetta

    Fabulous! Easy and delicious. This is a sure winner for your guests and veggies will appreciate them too. Grazie mille! Next on our Christmas agenda is the Three King’s Cavalcade on the Eve of the Epiphany when the kiddies will get some extra gifts!!

    • Alida

      Absolutely! La befana is coming to our house too and we have been making a traditional “pinza” cake for her. I am sure she will enjoy a slice when she comes to bring her gifts. The children are so excited. Happy Epiphany!

  9. Nozomi

    Nice Thanks for sharing Great Recipe

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