Ham and Spinach Triangles

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

An Italian-inspired version of Greece's famous spanikopita. If you don't have fresh Parmesan on hand, you can substitute shredded old Cheddar cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, blend together the spinach, ricotta, ham, Parmesan, tarragon, egg yolks, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place one sheet of phyllo on your work surface, covering the remaining phyllo with a damp tea towel to prevent it from drying out.
  3. Brush the sheet lightly with butter; lay a second sheet over top and brush with butter.
  4. Using a ruler and sharp knife, cut the pastry crosswise into 3-1/2-inch wide strips.
  5. Spoon rounded tablespoons of filling about one inch from the end of each strip.
  6. Fold one corner of the phyllo over the filling so the bottom edge of the phyllo meets the side edge to form a triangle.
  7. Continue folding the triangle sideways and upward until the end of the phyllo strip is reached.
  8. Press the edges firmly together.
  9. Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets and filling.
  10. Place the triangles on lightly greased baking sheets; brush with butter.
  11. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden.
Most Helpful

Tried one at the appy party and they were declisous. Even though I did not prepare theem I would if I ever had a party.Good recipe Irmgard

cobus3000 February 25, 2006

Though I did not prepare these myself, I did have them made by Irmgard at a recent appy party, and they were fabulous! These are definitely something that I will make for my next party....wonderful recipe Irmgard!

Canadian Pixie February 20, 2006

I have also tried similar ho-rs doeuvres with mozzarella cheese and mushrooms. They are very easy to make.

KaKa761023 February 09, 2006