Addictive Spinach Stuffed Pastries

Addictive Spinach Stuffed Pastries


  • 1 sheet of reduced-fat puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare Spinach Mixture:
    • In a skillet, sauté the chopped spinach over medium heat until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
    • Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
    • Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Mix Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the wilted spinach, reduced-fat cream cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  4. Prepare Puff Pastry:
    • Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface.
    • Cut the pastry into squares or rectangles, depending on your preference and the size of your pastry sheet.
  5. Fill Pastry:
    • Place a spoonful of the spinach and cheese mixture onto one half of each pastry square or rectangle, leaving a small border around the edges.
  6. Fold and Seal:
    • Fold the other half of the pastry over the filling to create a pocket.
    • Use a fork to press the edges together to seal the pastry.
  7. Bake:
    • Place the stuffed pastries onto the prepared baking sheet.
    • Lightly spray the tops of the pastries with cooking spray.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastries are golden brown and puffed up.
  8. Serve:
    • Remove the pastries from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
    • Enjoy these addictive spinach stuffed pastries as a delicious appetizer, snack, or light meal!

Note: Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other ingredients such as diced onions, mushrooms, or sun-dried tomatoes to the spinach mixture for extra flavor.

Weight Watchers Points Calculation:

To calculate the Weight Watchers points for this recipe, we need to look at the nutritional information for each ingredient. The specific points may vary depending on the brand and exact product used, but here’s an approximate breakdown:

  1. Reduced-fat puff pastry (1 sheet):
    • Typical points: 12-14 points
  2. Fresh spinach (2 cups):
    • Zero points (non-starchy vegetable)
  3. Reduced-fat cream cheese (1/2 cup):
    • Typical points: 4-6 points
  4. Grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup):
    • Typical points: 4 points
  5. Garlic (2 cloves):
    • Zero points
  6. Cooking spray:
    • Minimal points (typically zero if used sparingly)

Total Approximate Points for Entire Recipe: 20-24 points

Assuming this recipe makes about 8 pastries, each pastry would be approximately 2.5-3 points.

Note: It’s always best to use the Weight Watchers app or a specific calculator to get the most accurate points for your specific ingredients. Enjoy your delicious and health-conscious spinach stuffed pastries!

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