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Israeli cheese bourekas with spinach and everything seasoning

Israeli Cheese Bourekas

Posted by: Ari Laing

Flaky puff pastry with spinach and feta, baked and topped with everything bagel seasoning. A fun-to-make finger food that will become a regular hit at any and all dinner parties!

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Posted by: Ari Laing
Israeli bourekas with everything bagel seasoning
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Israeli Cheese Bourekas

Israeli cheese bourekas with spinach, feta, and everything bagel seasoning wrapped in a flaky puff pastry. The perfect appetizer to snack on year round!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Israeli
Keyword: bourekas with frozen puff pastry, frozen puff pastry, homemade bouekas, how do you make bourekas, how to bake israeli bourekas, how to freeze bourekas, how to make bourekas, spinach and feta borek, what is in bourekas
Servings: 12 servings (~4 dozen)
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Ari Laing


For the filling

  • 1 cup ricotta
  • cup feta crumbled
  • cup parmesan grated
  • 1 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed dry, and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

For the pastry

  • 1 package puff pastry SIZE, thawed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • sesame seeds for topping
  • everything bagel seasoning for topping


For the filling

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, then mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

To assemble

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut puff pastry into strips about 2" x 4" (or up to 4.5").
    cutting puff pastry for bourekas into rectangles
  • Place ½ cup water in a small bowl next to your work station. Place 1 Tbsp filling in center of each puff pastry, then brush two longer sides with water using your finger. Fold top of pastry down onto bottom half, enclosing the filling completely. Repeat with remaining puff pastry and filling.
    filling israeli bourekas with spinach and cheese
  • If baking immediately, brush pastries with egg wash, then sprinkle with either sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning. Bake for 32-35 minutes, or until pastries have puffed up and are a deep golden brown. Serve immediately.
    stuffed israeli bourekas on a baking sheet with egg wash and sesame seeds
  • To freeze: cover bourekas completely with plastic wrap, then place in freezer BEFORE adding egg wash. When ready to bake, simply continue with egg wash, seeds on top, and add an additional 5-7 minutes cooking time, depending on size and thickness of bourekas. Serve immediately.


Serving: 4pieces | Sodium: 405mg | Sugar: 0.8g | Fiber: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Calories: 294kcal | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Fat: 20.1g | Protein: 8.1g | Carbohydrates: 20.7g
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