Spring is here and I’m looking for light meals as the days warm up. I also love food that can be easily packed for the lunch box or a picnic. These Ham and Spinach Filo pies are the perfect Spring food.
This is a guest post recipe by Mums United and is exclusive to Be A Fun Mum so enjoy!
Ham & Spinach Filo Pies
Prep time mins 20 mins
Cooking time 32 mins
4 sheets filo pastry
Olive oil cooking spray
250g low fat cottage cheese
2 eggs, lightly whisked
100g Tick-approved shaved leg ham, chopped
11/3 cups shredded silverbeet leaves
4 green onions, trimmed, thinly sliced
80g reduced-fat feta, crumbled
2 tbs chopped dill
1/2 tsp finely ground nutmeg
Mixed salad and lemon wedges, to serve
What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut 1 sheet of filo in half lengthways then into three crossways so you have 6 squares. Lightly spray four pie tins, or texas muffin holes with olive oil.
2. Lightly spray one square filo and place oil side down into pie tin, repeat with remaining 5 squares placing them on top of each other at a slight angle until you have six squares covering the base and sides of the tin. Repeat using remaining filo. Place tins onto a flat tray and into oven, bake 10-12 minutes until light golden.
3. Combine cottage cheese and eggs in a large bowl. Add the ham, silverbeet, green onions, feta, dill, nutmeg and freshly ground black pepper, mix until well combined. Pile evenly into the pie tins. Place onto a baking tray.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until filling set. Serve warm or at room temperature with mixed salad leaves and lemon.
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