These super flaky feta cheese puff pastries with leeks and dill are so easy and so good! They are a great quick-and-easy appetizer that will disappear within minutes from your table. Great as a dinner option with a salad or grilled veggies on the side. 

Cheese puff pastries on wood with scattered dull all round.

I love all things cheese it was not hard to come up with these beautiful feta cheese puff pastries. They are super easy with few ingredients and can be ready to serve in 40 min.

Preparing the filling for cheese puff pastries.

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a skillet heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the leeks and sauté for 1-2 min, until they are fragrant and soft. Make sure they don’t get any color. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. In a large bowl add the feta, eggs dill, freshly ground pepper, and 3 tbs olive oil. With a fork press down and break feta and mix everything together well.

Preparing and mixing the filling for cheese puff pastries.

2. Add the leeks to the cheese mixture. Gently mix everything well together.

3. Add 2-3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.

Preparing the puff pastry dough for cheese puff pastries.

5. Lay the pastry sheets flat on a clean, floured surface. Gently roll the sheets out to stretch slightly.

6. Cut each sheet into 16 squares.

Filling and sealing the puff pastry dough for cheese puff pastries.

7. For each sheet, layer about 1 tbsp of the cheese filling on 8 of the squares, leaving a 1/4 inch border around the edges.

8. Lay the remaining 9 squares over the filling and seal the edges by crimping with the back of a fork. 

Cheese puffs being brushed with egg wash and sprinkled sesame.

9. Place the squares on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with beaten egg.

10. Sprinkle with sesame all over. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Cheese puff pastries on parchment paper.

More Greek pastry please!

If you liked this recipe try the cheese pie – Tiropita, the most popular pie in Greece. A very easy and fabulous pie is is the traditional Greek pie with pastourma & kasseri, it is truly delicious and perfect as an appetizer for your dinner parties. The spinach pie – spanakopita, is a true winner and will leave everyone satisfied.

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Feta Cheese puff pastries with leeks & dill

by Jenny | The Greek Foodie
These pastries can be a great appetizer that are gone within minutes an easy weeknight dinner.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Appetizer-snack
Cuisine Greek
Servings 24 cheese pastries
Calories 287 kcal

Equipment

  • Medium skillet
  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 3 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • 1.7 lbs Feta cheese
  • 2 leeks halved and sliced, whites and light green parts only
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 handful dill roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg beaten for the egg wash

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • In a skillet heat 1 tbs olive oil. Add the leeks and saute for 1-2 min, until they are fragrant and soft. Make sure they don't get any color. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add the feta, eggs dill, freshly ground pepper and 3 tbs olive oil. With a fork press down and break feta and mix everything together well.
  • Add the leeks to the cheese mixture. Gently mix everything well together.
  • Lay the pastry sheets flat on a clean, floured surface. Gently roll the sheets out to stretch slightly. Cut each sheet into 16 squares.
  • In each sheet, layer 1 tbsp of the cheese filling on 8 of the squares, leaving a 1/4 inch border around the edges. Lay the remaining 8 squares over the filling and seal the edges by crimping with the back of a fork. 
  • Place the squares on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with beaten egg. Sprinkle with sesame all over. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided is only an estimate and can vary based on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 8gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 444mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 289IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 169mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Made these w/ my 6-yo granddaughter today, huge hit. Huge! I cut, scooped, and covered; she crimped and egg-washed.