Spinach and Feta Phyllo Parcels

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

From a NZ cookbook....a popular weekend lunch for us now.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Squeeze spinach dry.
  2. Combine spinach, cottage and feta cheeses, pine nuts, egg, garlic and nutmeg in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. To make each 'parcel', place a sheet of phyllo on a flat surface.
  5. Brush with melted butter, Top with another sheet of phyllo, brush again with melted butter, then fold in half to make a rectangle.
  6. Spoon spinach mixture along one narrow end of the pastry.
  7. Fold edges in and roll up to encase filling.
  8. Place parcels on an oven tray brushed with butter.
  9. Brush parcels with remaining butter.
  10. Bake at 190°C for 12-15 minutes until golden.
Most Helpful

An excellent filling. The only change to ingredients I made was to use low fat cottage cheese, which doesn't seem to have made a difference. I made more, smaller parcels as a finger food for my New Year's Eve party. Instead of using whole phyllo sheets, I cut them in thirds lenghtwise (before folding recommended in step 6) and folded them to make triangles. The parcels disappeared VERY quickly.

Rachel Savage January 02, 2003

Very similar to spanakopita I have made. Excellent taste! Thanks for posting.

coconutty December 23, 2009