Love getting together with friends? These spinach, proscuitto and mozzarella phyllo bites are going to be a hit at your next party!
I love making appetizers! Seriously, if I could get away with appetizers and wine for dinner every night, I’d totally do it. Since I can’t (you know…all that stuff about setting a good example for the kids), I save my appetizer fun for parties. One thing I’ve learned is that just about anything tastes good wrapped in phyllo and these spinach, proscuitto and mozzarella phyllo bites are no exception. Make these for your next party and I promise they’ll be one of the first things to go!Try these light & flaky Spinach, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Triangles for your next party! Click To Tweet
All you need are a few simple ingredients: shredded mozzarella, prosciutto, spinach, pasta sauce & phyllo pastry sheets. Start by chopping your prosciutto and spinach and mix with the shredded mozzarella.
Stir in the pasta sauce and set aside while you prepare the phyllo. The most important part of working with phyllo is to keep it from drying out. Take the two sheets you need to start and rewrap the remaining phyllo or cover it with plastic wrap. Otherwise it will dry out fast and be impossible to work with. Lay your two sheets side by side. Brush one with melted butter, then place the second sheet on top and brush it with melted butter too. Cut into three horizontal strips.
Take a spoonful of your prosciutto mixture and drop it at the end of the phyllo roll. Fold it as if you’re folding a flag.
Keep going until you have three triangles that look like this.
Brush them lightly with butter, place on a greased cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap while you start on the next batch. Once all the triangles are ready, bake until golden brown and garnish. These appetizers were a hit and this is now one of my favorite party recipes!
- 16 sheets phyllo dough
- 5 slices chopped proscuitto
- 1/2 cup chopped spinach
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/3 cup pasta sauce
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- cherry tomatoes & basil leaves for garnish (optional)
- Thaw phyllo ahead of time
- Preheat oven to 375
- Combine prosciutto, spinach, mozzarella & pasta sauce
- Remove two phyllo sheets and rewrap or cover the remaining sheets to keep from drying out
- Brush one sheet of phyllo with melted butter
- Place a second phyllo sheet on top and brush that one with butter too
- Cut lengthwise into three long strips
- Place 1/2 tablespoon of the mixture at one end of the phyllo strip
- Fold as if folding a flag and tuck in remaining phyllo at the end (see image)
- Lightly brush top with butter
- Follow steps with the remaining strips and place on a greased cookie sheet
- Cover triangles with plastic wrap and repeat steps until you have 24 triangle bites
- Uncover and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown (keep checking on them to avoid overcooking)
- Garnish and serve hot.