Speedy Spanakopita Won-Ton Cups

We love these Speedy Spanakopita Won-ton Cups! Baking tasty spinach and feta filling into crispy won-tons makes this beloved party appetizer speedy and delicious!

Speedy Spanakopita Won-Ton Cups

Ahhhh spinach… I love it so!

Lately my spinach cravings have been in the form of creamy, flaky Spanakopita.

It’s readily available in most grocery store freezer aisles, but have you ever read the nutrition label for those babies? Gah! The sheer amount of filler and preservatives makes me cringe; not to mention the mile-long ingredient list that just screams franken-food. There’s absolutely no need for that stuff to be in our food or our bodies. Eff that. Let’s make our own!

From prep to plate these only take about 15 minutes.

You’re welcome.

Speedy Spanakopita Won-Ton Cups

This speedy recipe makes approx 24 bite-sized cups – perfect for a party or a stellar snack sesh!

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Speedy Spanakopita Won-Ton Cups

We love these Speedy Spanakopita Won-ton Cups! Baking tasty spinach and feta filling into crispy won-tons makes this beloved party appetizer speedy and delicious!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Spanakopita Won-Ton Cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 24 spanakopita cups
Calories 50 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 24 won-ton wrappers
  • 9 oz frozen spinach (drained + defrosted)
  • 1/2-1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder plus extra to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Have I mentioned yet that these are quick and easy? Our favorite! The only pre-prep you'll have to do is defrost your spinach. You can plan this in advance by defrosting overnight in the fridge, leaving out on your counter for a few hours, or simply heating up the spinach on the stovetop/microwave.
  2. Once your spinach is ready, grab your won-tons and preheat your oven to 365F.
  3. Gently place won-ton squares in a mini-muffin tray spritzed with olive oil. For extra crunch you can also lightly spray the won-ton wrappers themselves with a little olive oil.
  4. Squeeze out the excess water from your spinach and combine the gorgeous green veggie with ricotta, feta, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. If you're like me, you like to taste everything and season as you go... so feel free to either make one "trial-run" won-ton cup in the oven for tasting purposes or heat the spinach and cheese mixture up in the oven/microwave so you can taste the filling. I made two won-tons to taste test [one for me, one for my partner in crime] and decided I loved it as is. Feel free to add extra salt/pepper/garlic/feta if you'd like!
  6. Once you're ready to go - spoon the spinach mixture into your won-ton cups and bake for approx 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edges of your won-ton cups are toasty + golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are an estimate gathered using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Speedy Spanakopita Won-Ton Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1295IU26%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

For a tasty and oh-so-easy variation, you can also make these using leftover spinach dip!

Love dunking your spanakopita in fresh, zesty tzatziki sauce?  CLICK HERE for my recipe! 

so… how were they?!

Sketch-free fabulousness! I love that they still had all the flavor and texture that I’ve come to expect from spanakopita but in literally half the time.  The fact that I keep all these ingredients on hand in my fridge/freezer on a weekly basis means I have an uber easy snack or appetizer for any occasion.

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If you get a chance to try these Speedy Spanakopita Won-Ton Cups, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Cindy

    Pretty please can we have nutritional information and serving sizes on the recipes? Thanks

    • Hi Cindy! Of course! I have nearly 600 recipes to calculate individually but I am working my booty off to get it done this month! xoxo


  • This is my go-to for baby showers, etc. Perfect party finger food – and so healthy. I always get compliments on them!

    • Girl I need to update the photos on this one! LOL! So glad you’re loving it – thanks Jane!!!

  • LOVE spinach too! I make a vegan version of this and stuff the spinach filling in mini frozen phyllo dough cups – so good!

  • Yes, yes, yes!
    I heart spanikopita big time, and have a killer recipe, but get so tired of folding all those damn triangles of pastry dough. What a genius idea. Thanks babe 🙂

  • LOVE it. I really need to buy some wontons…it has been perhaps YEARS since I’ve messed around with ’em.

  • Great shortcut. Brilliant

  • Those are adorable and look delish!

  • I’m not sure which I love more -shortcuts or feta!! Thanks for the recipe, Jenn!

  • Girl, you know the way to my heart! I love me some feta 😉 I’m SO making these!

  • I want these. Now. With hot sauce.

  • Looks great…I love adding spinach into meals. And your fingernail polish is super fantastic!

  • Are you trying to seduce me? Spanich…feta…15 minutes, and then you top it off with these pictures? Consider me seduced…..and on a grocery run with a few new ingredients added to my list! 😉

  • That looks AMAZING!!! I love me some spinach! I’m trying these this week for sure!!

  • I love how sketch free these are. Also, because you recommended them, I bought the Hubby Annie’s Baked Cheddar Squares. His Cheez-Its without all the crazy ingredients. I might have eaten a few too. Thanks!!

  • Like all your won-ton creations, LOVE IT!! But I have to say, I definitely got a kick out of the matching manicure! 😉

  • Samantha Angela

    Such an awesome idea!!

  • I have been making these spinach ricotta cheese bites, from weelicious.com
    They are so delish and my kiddos love them too.
    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I have figured out how to squeeze the water out of the frozen spinach…wrap defrosted spinach in a dish towel and squeeze. Now I am all about making recipes with frozen spinach!

    • I also make those ricotta bites from weelicious, and these are super good too. Made them 3x this week already. Dare I say they are too easy and too delicious. Beware :o)

  • I love your wonton wrapper quiches and spinach is my fave so I am positive I will LOVE these 🙂

    xo Emily @ Hungry Delights

  • Jolene

    The only wonton wrappers at my grocery store are covered in flour and when you cook them the flour sticks around and creates a funny aftertaste. Any ideas?? Are the ones you use like that, and if so how do you get rid of the flour?

    • The brand I use isn’t covered with flour though since it’s essentially chilled pasta, sometimes there’s a bit of flour on a few of the squares. There’s never been enough to influence the taste/flavor of the dish so I’m guessing maybe we use different brands?

      Wiping the flour off and rubbing with a bit of healthy oil might help or you could grab phyllo dough [which is what standard spanakopita are made from] from the freezer aisle or even the pre-made phyllo cups that they have. I haven’t had a chance to check ingredients on the different brands but I’m sure there are some natural ones out there [at least I hope! they owe us that! lol] I live in a super small town and my closest grocery store is infamous for not carrying the supplies I need for recipes so I’ve grown accustomed to visiting stores that are further away when I’m in that area. A different store might carry better won-ton wrappers for you to use but I totally sympathize if that’s your only store. Little towns can be a pain grocery-wise! Hopefully this helps! xo

  • Shari

    These look great! And, I just so happen to have most of these ingredients in my fridge. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • I love spinach too, that looks awesome!

  • These look so good! I love spanakopita! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  • Beautiful little appetizer! Can’t wait to try 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  • I’ve never heard of Spanakopita but my do these look tasty.

  • I love when traditional recipes are simplified! I’m actually posting a simplified baklava recipe tomorrow. 🙂 But back to spinach – one of my favorite snacks right now is Trader Joe’s Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip!

  • I don’t know why I never use onwton wrappers. I have some in my freezer… if they aren’t totally freezer burned. Must do this!!! spinach and feta is one of the best combos to ever be invented. (Obv nothing can top chocoalte + PB.)

  • Oh yum! Clean & simple, totally pinning for later! Awesome 🙂

  • Ricotta, feta, spinach in won-ton wrappers – this is the winner combination! Those will look so good on my Easter table! Thanks!
    And you rock that nail polish, Jenn!

  • oooh yum! spinach and Feta… can’t really go wrong. Especially when they come with their own shovel for your face 🙂

  • These look fantastic! Love your matching green nail polish too 🙂

    • Thanks Jess! This is totally tempting me into becoming a crazy blogger who’s nails match every recipe… Hmm…. 😉

  • How seriously cute are these? They sound delicious, too! I am a big spinach fan :). Also, I love that your nails match the green of the spinach!! 😉

  • I love these! I’m on a serious feta kick lately. The next time I have to make an appetizer, I’m definitely whipping these out!

  • This looks so amazing!!! What also looks amazing? That your nail polish matches! Haha. Love it!

    • Haha thanks Liz! This is the second time I’ve had green nails for a spinach recipe… Hmmm… I should just always paint them green when I’m vegging out!

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