Spinach Artichoke Puff Pastry Bites

overhead photo of baked puff pastry bites

These Spinach Artichoke Puff Pastry Bites are the ultimate bite size poppable appetizer! Loaded with cheesy spinach artichoke dip, these are SO yummy. 

We are in mid-December and all of the holiday parties are upon us! 

From Christmas to New Year’s and any party in between, these Spinach Artichoke Puff Pastry Bites are the ultimate appetizer to bring to please your friends and family. 

Why You’ll Love These Bites: 

I personally love going to parties where it’s appetizer themed. Being able to try an array of bite size treats is so appealing to me….especially when they are as delicious as these are! 

This is a SUPER simple recipe to whip up. In fact, you basically just take my Spinach Artichoke Dip (minus the sour cream) and then add it into small puff pastry cups. 

side by side photos of dip ingredients in one bowl and then in the bowl mixed

Bake it up and you’re done! 

So that’s probably one of the main reasons you’ll love these bites – the SIMPLICITY! 

But truly the biggest reason is that they’re SO delicious. 

Imagine the cheesiness, the garlicky spinach artichoke dip that’s warm and savory and everything you want in life stuffed into a golden brown puff pastry. 

side view of baked puff pastry bites

It’s flaky, it’s buttery and each bite is warm and gooey and cheesy and truly just SO delicious. 

Plus it has spinach in it so like, that cancels out the rest, right?! Ha 😉 

But truly, these are so good! I also love that if you have some leftover spinach dip that you can simply grab a bag of tortilla chips and go to town! 

So let’s get into what you need to make these!

Ingredients You Need:

Puff Pastry – I like using Jus-Rol brand, it’s the easiest to use for me! However, if you are using a different brand, just be sure that it’s thawed. 

Fresh Spinach – I actually used fresh spinach for this recipe which I enjoyed. 

Artichokes – I used marinated artichokes that I found in the store and they were delicious. 

Cream Cheese –  make sure it’s softened! 

Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese – use fresh parmesan in this recipe, not the stuff in the green plastic bottle, lol!

Fresh Garlic – adds such an amazing flavor. 

Salt and Pepper – to flavor!

Step by Step Instructions on How to Make Bites: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Mince your garlic. Drain your artichokes and then dice them into small bite size pieces. Place them in a large bowl. In the same bowl add the softened cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese. 
  3. Roughly chop the fresh spinach. On medium heat, add olive oil to a large pan followed by the roughly chopped spinach. Let this cook down for 2 minutes. Then add directly into the large bowl with the other ingredients. Mix together. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Set aside for now. 
  4. Unroll your puff pastry and place either on a clean surface or parchment paper. Using a pizza cutter, slice your puff pastry into 4 long parts. From there, slice small squares that are about 2.5×2.5 inches – you’ll have about 20 squares.puff pastry sliced
  5. Use cooking spray to spray your mini muffin pan. Gently place the puff pastry into a hole and push it down to frame it. 
  6. Add a heaping teaspoon of the dip into each pastry – almost completely filling them up! before and after photos of puff pastry bites in pan un-baked and then baked
  7. Place in the oven to bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. 
  8. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes or so and then remove while the dip is still warm and melty. 
  9. Enjoy while warm! However, these are also good at room temperature. 

Best Baking Tips: 

There is a good chance that you might have leftover dip! If so, add it to a small baking dish and pop it in the oven after the puff pastry bites are done cooking and then serve that on the side with tortilla chips! 

Be sure that your mini muffin pan is GREASED! Either use butter or a non-stick cooking spray. You don’t want your bites sticking in the pan – that would be disastrous. 

extreme close up of baked puff pastry bite

Of course, with my super mathematician husband, I was able to cut the squares out equally but don’t stress too much over this. As long as they are equal size and fit well into the mini muffin pan, you should be good. 

Ingredient Substitutions: 

You can definitely use frozen spinach for this recipe, just be sure to make sure that it’s 1) thawed and 2) drained. If it’s too liquidy, the pastries will be a total mess. So be sure to drain it! 

You can use low-fat cream cheese if desired. 

You can also skip the parmesan cheese and use all mozzarella cheese. Or use whatever cheese is your favorite! Pepper jack would be a fun and spicy addition. 

If you don’t happen to have fresh garlic on hand, use about 1 to 2 tsp of garlic powder, depending on how garlicky you like your dishes! 

close up of a bite taken out of the puff pastry bites

You can totally use plain canned artichokes instead of the marinated kind, I just especially love the marinated ones. 

If you want to save time, use your favorite store bought spinach artichoke dip! 

Storing Leftovers: 

To store these, be sure to add them to a tightly sealed container and place them in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy one, pop it back in the oven and let it warm through OR you can pop it in the microwave – just know it won’t be as crisp in the microwave. 

I hope you guys enjoy this delicious appetizer! XO -Haylie 

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few more appetizers you might like: 

Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Bites 

Fig and Goat Cheese Pinwheels 

Cheesy Garlic Butter Stuffed Mushrooms 

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Spinach Artichoke Puff Pastry Bites

These Spinach Artichoke Puff Pastry Bites are the ultimate bite size poppable appetizer! Loaded with cheesy spinach artichoke dip, these are SO yummy. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizers, spinach artichoke puff pastry bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cool Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 bites
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 5 oz fresh spinach roughly chopped
  • 1 12oz can of marinated and drained artichoke quarters, diced to preferred bite size
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded mozarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 8 oz. block of softened cream cheese
  • 4 large cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt (add more if needed)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (add more if needed)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 13.2 oz sheet puff pastry (I use Jus-Rol brand, be sure that whatever brand you use that it's thawed!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease the mini muffin pan and set aside for now.

  2. Mince the garlic. Drain your artichokes and then dice them into small bite size pieces. Place them in a large bowl. In the same bowl add the softened cream cheese, and freshly shredded parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.

  3. Roughly chop the spinach. In a pan add a splash of olive oil on medium heat. Roughly chopped the spinach. Once the pan has heated up, add the spinach into the pan and cook for two minutes until wilted. 

  4. Once the spinach has wilted, add the spinach into the bowl with the other ingredients and then mix together. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.

  5. Unroll your puff pastry and place either on a clean surface or parchment paper. Using a pizza cutter, slice your puff pastry into 4 long parts. From there, slice small squares that are about 2.5x2.5 inches - you'll have about 20 squares.

  6. Gently place the puff pastry into each muffin hole and push it down to frame it. 

  7. Add a heaping tsp of the spinach artichoke dip into each puff pastry cup, until it fills it up to the top.

  8. Place in the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes or so and then remove and enjoy while warm!

Recipe Notes

*if you happen to have extra spinach artichoke dip, add to a small baking dish after you bake the bites and cook for 15 minutes or so. Eat with tortilla chips while warm! 

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