Cheesy Spinach Tartlets

Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts provide a simple addition to these cheesy spinach tartlets – flavorful appetizers.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
4
cups packed chopped fresh spinach
1
egg
1
cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup ricotta cheese
1/2
teaspoon dried dill weed
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash pepper
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
tablespoon diced pimientos or red bell pepper, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add spinach; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until wilted and tender. Cool slightly.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat egg. Stir in feta cheese, ricotta cheese, dill, salt, nutmeg and pepper until well blended. Stir in cooked spinach.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; place crust flat on lightly floured surface. If necessary, press out folds or creases. With 2 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 12 rounds. Repeat with second crust.
  • 4 Press rounds in bottom and up sides of 24 ungreased miniature muffin cups. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon spinach mixture into each pie crust-lined cup.
  • 5 Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until filling is set and edges are light golden brown. Cool tartlets 5 minutes; remove from pans. Garnish with pimiento. Serve warm.
  • 1 In 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add spinach; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until wilted and tender. Cool slightly.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat egg. Stir in feta cheese, ricotta cheese, dill, salt, nutmeg and pepper until well blended. Stir in cooked spinach.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; place crust flat on lightly floured surface. If necessary, press out folds or creases. With 2 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 12 rounds. Repeat with second crust.
  • 4 Press rounds in bottom and up sides of 24 ungreased miniature muffin cups. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon spinach mixture into each pie crust-lined cup.
  • 5 Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until filling is set and edges are light golden brown. Cool tartlets 5 minutes; remove from pans. Garnish with pimiento. Serve warm.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Feta cheese comes in flavored as well as plain varieties. Using flavored cheese reduces the need for extra seasoning. Look for flavored feta, such as tomato basil, in the deli or dairy case. If you choose a flavored feta, eliminate the dried dill weed and nutmeg in this recipe.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tart1et
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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