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Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites

Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites are a great and easy appetizer, made in minutes; you will soon find yourself making these, over and over again. For there is nothing as good as a quick bite or easy appetizer–all made in the Air Fryer.

This is one of the easiest recipes that I have made in the air fryer. Growing up, I was fortunate to have many Greek friends, and Spanakopita was usually served at many get-togethers. Today I made my own version, which took me about 20 minutes from start to finish. This is a great and easy recipe, Air Fryer Easy Spanakopita Bites.

Everyone loves Spanakopita. It is one of the most recognized Greek foods. It is usually made with homemade phyllo dough, and the entire process takes hours to prepare.

Spanakopita is usually referred to as Greek Spinach Pie. It has a mix of spinach, feta cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Today, I prepared the same flavors, but one-tenth of the time.

These make an excellent appetizer or a quick lunch. If you are looking for even more Easy Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER BACON WRAPPED JALAPEÑO POPPERS, AIR FRYER BLOOMING ONION, AIR FRYER CARROT FRENCH FRIES, and AIR FRYER CANDIED PECANS.

Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites

 

What Is Spanakopita?

Spanakopita is a Greek Dish, which means spinach pie. This is fitting since it’s the first thing that that most of us think of when we think of Spanakopita.

Traditionally prepared with phyllo, spinach, cheese, and feta. It is also traditionally prepared in a lasagna or casserole dish.

Air Fryer Easy Spanakopita Bites

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites

 

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites

  • Baby Spinach
  • Water
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Feta Cheese
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Egg White
  • Lemon Zest
  • Phyllo Cups
  • Olive Oil
  • Seasonings: Oregano, Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper

How To Make Air Fryer Easy Spanakopita Bites

Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites Preparing Them

 

In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine spinach and water. Cook until spinach is wilted, often stirring – about five minutes. Drain and cool for at least ten minutes, pressing spinach into a paper towel to blot moisture.

How To Make Air Fryer Easy Spanakopita Bites

Following the manufacturer’s instructions, preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F, air fryer setting—spray air fryer basket with vegetable cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, feta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg white, oregano, lemon zest, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Add spinach and mix well to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated. Spoon the spinach mixture into each of the phyllo shells until all have been filled.

How To Make Air Fryer Easy Spanakopita Bites in Air Fryer Basket

 

Air Fry for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cheese, is melted and the phyllo shells have crisped up. 

How To Make Air Fryer Easy Spanakopita Bites in Air Fryer Basket

What is in the spanakopita filling? 

I used the same traditional ingredients you would find in an authentic spanakopita.

I filled the phyllo cups with spinach, feta, ricotta cheese, grated parmesan cheese, oregano, lemon zest, and spices.

Do I need to cook the spinach in advance?

Yes, I boiled the spinach, for about 3 to 5 minutes, in a large stockpot. You only want the spinach to wilt.

The key to this dish is removing as much of the liquid as you can from the spinach, so blot it well with paper towels or kitchen towels.

Use of the Phyllo Cups

I found these cute cups in the frozen food aisle at my local grocery store. They are next to the regular phyllo dough.

I used them because you would get the same great texture and flavor without rolling the dough. This makes for an excellent shortcut.

Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites

Can I make Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites Ahead of Time?

yes, if you want to make these ahead of time for a party or get-together, they will hold beautify.

Air fry them up, then let them cool to room temperature, cover with saran wrap, and place them into the refrigerator. They will last about a day before the phyllo cup gets soggy.

You can also make these ahead of time and air fry them later. So, if you want to assemble them, leave the spinach filling separate from the phyllo cups and fill right before air frying.

How To Store The Leftovers

If you have any leftover Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites, let them cool to room temperature, and then place a piece of saran wrap over the spanakopita. Place them into the refrigerator. They will last about a day or two.

To reheat, either place them in the microwave until warmed through or place them back into the air fryer for 2 to 3 minutes at 400 degrees F, air fryer setting.

What do you eat with spanakopita?

I love to serve these as either a great big batch of Air Fryer Appetizers or with an extensive Greek Salad. But this is a great snack as well.

So, eat with these spanakopita bites with whatever you want, and have fun. I can promise you that you will not eat just one. This is a great and easy appetizer.

Can I air fry frozen spanakopita?

Yes, place the frozen spanakopita into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 8 to 10 minutes.

Check to make sure that the spanakopita is fully cooked before removing them.

How do you cook Trader Joe’s spanakopita in an air fryer?

Yes, place the frozen spanakopita into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 8 to 10 minutes.

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Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites

Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Spanakopita Bites are a great and easy appetizer, made in minutes; you will soon find yourself making these, over and over again. For there is nothing as good as a quick bite or easy appetizer–all made in the Air Fryer.

Ingredients 

  • 10 ounces fresh raw baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup whole fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (1/2 medium lemon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package frozen phyllo shells
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine spinach and water. Cook until spinach is wilted, often stirring – about five minutes.
  • Drain and cool for at least ten minutes, pressing spinach into a paper towel to blot moisture.
  • Following the manufacturer’s instructions, preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  • Spray air fryer basket with vegetable cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, feta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg white, oregano, lemon zest, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add spinach and mix well to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Spoon the spinach mixture into each of the phyllo shells until all have been filled.
  • Add the filled phyllo shells into the air fryer and air fry for about 10 to 12 minutes until they are golden brown.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 268mgPotassium: 296mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4539IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 2mg

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