Sausage Spanakopita Triangles


These Jimmy Dean® sausage spanakopita triangles are a fun and unique twist on the traditional Mediterranean appetizer. Filled with savory sausage, spinach, and cheese and then wrapped in phyllo dough, they make a great finger food or snack!

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
16 triangles


  • 1 (16 ounce) package Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Sausage

  • 1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 5 ounces ricotta cheese

  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 16 sheets phyllo dough, thawed

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add sausage to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir with a spatula, breaking apart the sausage until cooked, 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add spinach, green onions, and red pepper flakes. Continue cooking until the spinach is thawed, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in ricotta cheese and feta cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Unwrap the phyllo dough and cover with a towel to keep it from drying out.

  5. Working with one sheet at a time, brush 1/2 of the sheet with melted butter. Fold it in half lengthwise. Place a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of filling in the top-left corner. Fold the bottom-left corner over into a triangle shape. Continue folding edge over edge until you reach the end of the dough and a triangle shape is formed. Place the triangle on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

  6. Brush all the triangles with melted butter.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
15g Fat
13g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 137mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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