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Spinach and feta turnovers recipe

Spinach and feta turnovers recipe

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Spinach and feta are stuffed into golden puff pastry turnovers for a midweek meal the whole family will love. This savoury bake is made using frozen veg, to help you cut down on your food waste. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 534 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian


  • 500g frozen leaf spinach, defrosted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil​
  • 200g frozen classic vegetable soup mix
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5g fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • 150g salad cheese, crumbled
  • 375g pack reduced-fat ready-rolled puff pastry
  • ½ lemon, juiced​
  • ½ cucumber, deseeded and sliced
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    30g 42%
  • Saturates

    12g 60%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 47g Protein 16.3g Fibre 7.8g


1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Put the spinach in a heatproof bowl and pour over a kettleful of boiling water; set aside to defrost.

2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the vegetable soup mix for 5 mins until tender. Stir in the garlic and thyme, fry for 1 min, then remove from the heat.

3. Drain the spinach through a sieve, then squeeze to remove the excess water. Stir through the softened veg, add the cheese and mix well with plenty of black pepper. Set aside for 5 mins.

4. Unroll the pastry on the baking paper it comes on, then cut into 4 rectangles. Spoon the filling over half of each rectangle, leaving a 1cm border. Pull the empty side over the filling and crimp the border with a fork to seal. Transfer to a baking sheet (still on the baking paper), make a small steam hole in each parcel with a knife, then bake for 20 mins until golden and puffed.

5. Whisk the lemon juice with the remaining 1 tbsp oil in a bowl. Toss in the cucumber, tomatoes and onion. Serve alongside the turnovers.

Tip: Make the turnovers up to 24 hrs ahead and keep in the fridge. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months, then baked from frozen.

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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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