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Cheesy Greek Swirls

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These tasty Cheesy Greek Swirls start with a frozen puff pastry and are layered with cheeses, olives, spinach, and peppers.

Cheesy Greek Swirls - Life, Love, and Good Food

I don’t know if you’ve noticed it by now or not, but I really like Greek flavors and have posted several recipes with Kalamata olives and Feta cheese on my blog in the past few months. 

In fact, this past week while on vacation, I enjoyed a Greek salad by the pool at our resort on more than one occasion…so very good! 

So you see, when the recipe for Cheesy Greek Swirls came in the mail with my Kroger coupons, I knew I had to try them!

Just before our vacation, we had friends over for a Greek-inspired meal that included Cheesy Greek Swirls and Greek Chicken Kabobs — both were a big hit!

Tips: Although this is an easy recipe to assemble, it is a little messy —at least for me it was a messy process. Be sure to roll up the dough tightly and carefully slice with a perforated knife, holding the slice gently to help it keep its shape as you place it on the baking sheet. Enjoy!

Cheesy Greek Swirls - Life, Love, and Good Food

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Yield: 12 servings

Cheesy Greek Swirls

Cheesy Greek Swirls - Life, Love, and Good Food

Cheesy Green Swirls—tasty appetizer that starts with a frozen puff pastry and is layered with Feta, olives, spinach, and more Greek-inspired ingredients.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 17 oz. pkg. frozen puff pastry
  • 8-oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 cup chopped, marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup jarred red peppers
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Thaw puff pastry according to package directions. Arrange one sheet of pastry on a hard surface and spread with half the cream cheese. Layer with half each of the feta cheese, olives, artichokes, spinach, red peppers, and swiss cheese. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Roll tightly into a log.
  3. Cut the log into 1/2 inch thick slices and place 1 inch apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Repeat process with the remaining dough and ingredients.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Notes

Recipe by Kroger.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 568mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

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ABOUT SHEILA
Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTubePinterestInstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

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Ingrid

Saturday 6th of December 2014

hi, what measurements should I roll out the puff pastry dough? Thanks!

sheilathigpen

Sunday 7th of December 2014

Ingrid, the puff pastry that I use comes folded (like a tri-fold) in a box. I simply unfold the pastry and leave it at its original size then proceed with layering the ingredients.

Greek Pastries

Friday 31st of October 2014

Totally amazing! So excited to make these!

Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

Saturday 20th of September 2014

These look awesome Sheila! Clicked through from a pin and was so happy to see these were yours! Totally sharing (and making!).

sheilathigpen

Saturday 20th of September 2014

Hi, Heather! And thanks, so, so much!!! Hope you enjoy them as much as we did :)

A_Boleyn

Saturday 13th of September 2014

I'm not Greek but DO enjoy Greek food. As a Yugoslav born (Romanian descent) female who has been living in Ontario, Canada for the last 50 yrs, I'm often intrigued by what other people find most appealing about a country's cuisine. Chicken kebabs are not unexpected (you might find lamb or even beef kebabs just as tasty) but your puff pastry swirls WERE a surprise. I don't care for olives but the rest of the toppings sound delicious.

I like playing with phyllo based Greek dishes ... baklava, spanako(tiro)pita and galaktoboureko are among my favourites.

http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/tag/phyllo

The middle-eastern tag on my LJ has some other goodies including lamb dishes.

http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/tag/middle%20eastern

sheilathigpen

Saturday 13th of September 2014

A-Boleyn, the Cheesy Greek Swirls will still be delicious without the olives! Thank you for sharing your recipe links. Some day I will be brave enough to try my hand at baklava as well! :)

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