Spinach and Cheese Pockets

October 8th, 2010 by Erin Gennow
Spinach and Cheese Pocket

Spinach and Cheese Pocket

Here’s a quick and easy, tasty homemade pocket sandwich.  Using a few frozen ingredients you can have a warm, hearty homemade meal in less than half an hour.  The pocket uses puff pastry, which is one of the few ingredients I buy premade and frozen.  It’s helpful to have this multi-use ingredient handy in your freezer.  Don’t limit yourself to cheese and spinach filling for these pockets either.  Why not try bbq chicken and Monterey jack cheese, or ham and cheddar.  There are endless possibilities.

Inactive Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Active Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

½ bag of frozen spinach, about 8 oz.

6-8 oz. grated mozzarella cheese or feta

1 sheet of puff pastry, defrosted 10-20 minutes (store bought is fine)

Sea (or kosher) salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon of dried oregano or marjoram

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 egg, beaten (for glaze)

Equipment

baking sheet, rolling pin, pastry brush, fork

Process

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Roll out the defrosted sheet of puff pastry into a rectangle a bit larger.  The dough should be pretty thin.  It will still puff up quite a bit when bakes.

Rolling Out Puff Pastry

Rolling Out Puff Pastry

Cut the dough into 4 equal squares.  Divide the spinach equally among each square piling it in one corner.  Sprinkle each spinach pile with salt, pepper, basil, and oregano (or marjoram).  Top each pile with the grated cheese.

BBQ Chicken and Spinach Cheese Pocket Before Folding

BBQ Chicken and Spinach Cheese Pocket Before Folding

Lightly brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg.  Gently fold the empty corner of the dough over the spinach and cheese mixture.  Press down with the tines of a fork.

Brush the tops of each pocket with egg.  Cut 3 slits in the top of each pocket to allow the steam to escape.

Pocket Before Baking

Pocket Before Baking

Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 25-30 minutes.

Cooked Pockets

Cooked Pockets

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