This months recipe swap is here and Anjanette and I are here to share some appetizers that you can prepare for your Easter dinner. Honestly, this recipe was a challenge because I read the ingredient list, but I didn’t READ the list. Also, this was my first time using fillo cups and first time hearing of them. When I went to get the ingredients I grabbed the first box I saw that said fillo. Wasn’t aware that there was dough and cups. I picked up the dough. Don’t pick up the dough! Step away from the dough! lol
1 package Athens Mini Fillo Cups (Don’t be like me, get the cups and not the dough.)
1 1/2 – 2 cups chopped Spinach (the amount you use is your preference. If you want more cream cheese taste use less spinach, but if you
Cream Cheese (16 oz tub)
3 Slices Turkey Bacon (diced)
Onion Flakes (I used chopped scallions)
Roasted Red Peppers (This ingredient is for the second batch and I used red pepper flakes)
In a hot skillet with a tsp of olive oil place in 3 slices of diced turkey bacon. Cook until crispy and add 1 1/2 cup of fresh chopped spinach. Next, add chopped scallions and sprinkle in garlic salt to taste. Stir until all the spinach has cooked down. Reduce heat and add a half tub of cream cheese, stir frequently until it’s soft and creamy.
Now, you remember what I said about making sure you get the fillo cups like Anjanette had listed in her recipe ingredients and not the dough that I picked up by mistake?
Well, this stuff right here is no fun to work with. I had to go to bed after working with this. I followed the directions on the box and since the dough is thin like paper, you have to work fast. Sometimes, I don’t work so fast. When I read Anjanette’s directions on how to make these, pulled the rolls of dough out the box and noticed I picked up the wrong thing…I was overcome with buyers remorse. LOL The moral of the story is… read and re-read the ingredient list. I was tempted to run back to the store and get the fillo cups.
After your mixture is prepared spoon into fillo cups and bake for 10 minutes at 350. If you want it to be crispier you can bake the empty cups for 5 minutes then fill them. About 2 minutes before it was time to take them out, I topped them with some shredded cheese and allowed them to cook until the cheese melted.
The second batch will consist of the same ingredients with the exception of the bacon and just add in the pepper flakes. To the second batch I also added some leftover chicken that I had from a previous dinner. I used about a half of a chicken breast diced into small to medium size pieces.