Smoked Havarti Phyllo Spinach Bundles
Smoked Havarti Phyllo Spinach Bundles
You only need a few ingredients to make this recipe, some patience with those slightly finicky phyllo pastry sheets and the Smoked Havarti from the Arla Dofino line.
- 1 block (250g) Cream Cheese
- 150g Frozen Spinach
- 120g Smoked Havarti
- 1/2 cup Melted butter (more might be needed)
- Preheat the oven to 375F. Grate the smoked havarti and set aside.
- Whip the cream cheese with the whip attachment in a stand-up mixer or hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the frozen spinach. It will look a bit wet but that is okay.
- Take the bowl off and gently mix in the smoked havarti. Then, wrap the bowl and place in the fridge until you are ready to make the phyllo bundles.
- Butter muffin tins with butter. Then, gently unroll the phyllo pastry from its packaging. Using scissors cut 5.5 by 5.5 inch squares (The phyllo pastry sheets that we used were 17.5 by 13 inches in size before we cut). Stack 5 squares together.
- Melt the butter. Using a brush gently brush each square with the melted butter. Ensure you get the edges as well. You don't need to soak the phyllo square with butter but you will need enough to have them stick together.
- Once you have a stack of 5 squares together, gently press them into a muffin tin.
- Spoon about 2 teaspoons into the bundle. They should be about half full. The mixture will expand as it bakes.
- You can choose to bake them open or as a bundle. To make a bundle, gently squeeze the edges of the phyllo pastry together.
- Finish making the rest of the smoked havarti phyllo spinach bundles and bake them at 375F for 10 minutes or until they are golden brown.
The end result:
I am super happy with how these turned out. As you bite into the bundle you get a hit of creaminess from the cream cheese and spinach mixture ending with smoky cheese. Then add in some crisp from the phyllo pastry and it is so good! We actually brought these with us to visit our friends who just had a baby (also a great way to move food we test and create out of our place) and they loved them! One thought that we had used bacon in them!
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My favorite way to eat Havarti is on a turkey sandwich!ReplyDelete
Perfect way to have havarti! Are there any of these unique flavours of havarti that you would like to try?ReplyDelete
I love havarti in grilled cheese - I find it melts beautifully.ReplyDelete
I love it straight up with crackers!ReplyDelete
The best way to eat any cheese, especially if it's Havarti is with a glass of wine!ReplyDelete
I like it in salad :)ReplyDelete
I like Havarti melted on a Turkey Sandwich with a homemade pretzel bun!ReplyDelete
I love havarti on toasted turkey sandwichReplyDelete
My fave way of eating Havarti is with some crackers! Yum!ReplyDelete
My favourite way to eat Havarti is in a grilled cheese sandwichReplyDelete
I love havarti on a burgerReplyDelete
my favourite way to eat Havarti is in a ham and cheese sandwich with honey mustardReplyDelete
I like it with some pate or sausage on crackersReplyDelete
I love havarti on my chicken burgersReplyDelete
I love Havarti on a sourdough bagel with butter.ReplyDelete
I love Havarti with crackers~ReplyDelete
I love to include havarti as part of my charcuterie board.ReplyDelete
love havarti on hanburgersReplyDelete
I like harvarti in grilled cheese sandwiches, on burgers, on its own... its one of my favourite cheeses.ReplyDelete
Grilled Havarti & Tomato sandwiches are delicious!ReplyDelete
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My favorite way to eat havarti is in a grilled cheese sandwhich mmm yummyReplyDelete
Havarti and anything for me, but mostly on a grilled cheese!! These spinach havarti bundles look pretty epic as well! :)ReplyDelete
I love Harvarti in a grilled cheese sandwich!ReplyDelete
Havarti cheese and crispy crackers are my favourite way to eat Harvati cheese.ReplyDelete
I LOVE A GOOD HAVARTI CHEESE DIP WITH BACONReplyDelete
I like Havarti in a grilled cheese sandwich.ReplyDelete
Love havarti with ham, grilled, a croque-monsieurReplyDelete
I love macaroni and cheese made with havarti!ReplyDelete
I love making grilled cheese sandwiches with it.ReplyDelete
On crackers, on a sandwich...ReplyDelete
I like my Havarti in a grilled cheese, or melted over Nachos!ReplyDelete
Melted on a fresh bun is my favorite way to eat havarti.ReplyDelete
In grilled cheese is a great way to have it.ReplyDelete
I like Havarti cheese with rice crackers and a glass of red wine!ReplyDelete
I enjoy havarti on water crackers also with a glass of white wineReplyDelete
I love to eat Harvarti on melted on my hamburger.ReplyDelete
I love harvarti with crackersReplyDelete
I like Havarti on crackers.but your recipe sure looks good.ReplyDelete
I love to use the harvarti in a grilled cheese sandwich way.ReplyDelete
I don't use harvarti a lot but I like throwing it into on to a cheese board.ReplyDelete
Yes it really does! Any type of havarti on your grilled cheeses?ReplyDelete
perfect! With wine or a nice beverage is always good.ReplyDelete
My thoughts exactly :) Any wine that you gravitate towards to have with the havarti? White or red?ReplyDelete
Any particular type of havarti or just plain?ReplyDelete
Oh that sounds really good! What kind of recipe are you using for the pretzel buns?ReplyDelete
Do you let the havarti melt in the sandwich or place in afterwards?ReplyDelete
Yes that is really good too! :)ReplyDelete
I love grilled cheeses! I used to make tomato soup and have it with grilled cheese all the time :)ReplyDelete
Yum! That is really good too.ReplyDelete
That sounds great.ReplyDelete
Cheese boards are a perfect way of having havarti.ReplyDelete
Is there a particular type of havarti that you prefer?ReplyDelete
oooh that sounds really good. anything else on the bagel or just the butter and cheese?ReplyDelete
Always a good choiceReplyDelete
Yes! And with those super cute cheese markers everyone will know which cheese is which.ReplyDelete
ooh grilled tomato and havarti!! what a great combo.ReplyDelete
certainly a favourite for many!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I hope you have a chance to make them for your next party!ReplyDelete
yes it is so good! :)ReplyDelete
yes bacon is soo good!! :)ReplyDelete
delish!! : )ReplyDelete
I really enjoy those too. I need to make the croque-monsiers more often for brunch!ReplyDelete
ooh! I have not tried making it with havarti! not sure why I haven't thought of that before.ReplyDelete
I love how well they melt.ReplyDelete
A favourite for many.ReplyDelete
Havarti on its own or mixed into eggs?ReplyDelete
Nachos would be a perfect way to have havarti.ReplyDelete
I do love how havarti melts so easily.ReplyDelete
Seems like many people love it in grilled cheeses.ReplyDelete
any particular wines?ReplyDelete
Certainly a favourite for many!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Certainly try it out! It works really well and is so good.ReplyDelete
Do you add anything else in the grilled cheesE?ReplyDelete
yes, and if you win there are all these cute little porcelain markers that you can use to identify all the cheeses on your board! So great! :)ReplyDelete
yes! Carr's is the brand I usually get. They are so light and crispy. Does not take away from the taste of the cheese. I love themReplyDelete
Love the recipe! My fave is havarti and pesto grilled cheese sandwiches!ReplyDelete
I have adapted my own recipe from Alton Browns. I use a mixture of pumpernickel, rye, wheat and all purpose flours along with my sourdough starter. Also, I substitute a German Pilsener for some of the water. My preparation method consists of a longer rest period and I use food grade lye instead of the baking soda.ReplyDelete
I love all kinds of cheese and havarti is no exception. The best way to eat it is simply with some crackers and fresh fruit.ReplyDelete
Yummy I find it best in grilled cheeseReplyDelete
I add it to pizza!ReplyDelete
Sometimes I do --- like bacon. =DReplyDelete
I love Havarti on Pastrami Sandwiches ...or on any sandwich really. It has such a unique taste. I love cheese so much and these appetizers look delicious!! Thanks for the recipe :)ReplyDelete
I love havarti with crackers. So basic, but what better way to enjoy the cheese!ReplyDelete
Just the butter and cheese. I like the Smoked Havarti best, but any will work in a pinch. That's my ideal breakfast.ReplyDelete
I like it melted over tortilla chips.ReplyDelete
I love it on its own!! Otherwise I eat in with hot genoa salami on panini breadReplyDelete
I like to eat it with crackersReplyDelete
with a nice baguetteReplyDelete
On crackers with red pepper jelly!ReplyDelete
I love it on a fresh warm kaiserReplyDelete
I love Havarti on a veggie sandwich. It's so good in the summer with a cucumber, tomato, and lettuce sandwich.ReplyDelete
I would eat it on a sandwichReplyDelete
My favourite way to eat Havarti is on a chicken sandwich with cherry tomatoes and spinach.ReplyDelete
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an apple and pear havarti quesidillaReplyDelete
on toast with pearsReplyDelete
I like havarti on my sandwiches.ReplyDelete
love it with some apples and drizzle of honeyReplyDelete
With caramelized pears and apples! It truly makes a lovely pairing with fruits.ReplyDelete
Love havarti with fresh bread especially when we go camping.ReplyDelete