Spinach Cheese Fatayer

Spinach Cheese Fatayer

Spinach and cheese fatayer,  these are Middle eastern hand pies, oval-shaped pies filled with sometimes cheese, meat etc. Here we are making the spinach and cheese fatayer made with ricotta and feta and chopped spinach, these are lovely for serving a crowd or a potluck party.

Spinach Cheese Fatayer

Spinach Cheese Fatayer

Spinach Cheese Fatayer

Spinach and Cheese Fatayer are Middle-eastern hand pies filled with different types of fillings they are very easy to make.
Servings 24 pieces


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

For the cheese:

  • 1 cup fetta cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2  cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 8 oz spinach chopped
  • 1 egg whisked
  • salt and pepper to season to taste


Cheese filling:

  • Mix the cheeses, spinach, parsley and the egg in a mixing bowl, add salt and pepper to taste and chill until ready.

To make the dough:

  • In a mixing bowl mix the flour sugar, yeast, and salt add the olive oil and mix well.
  • Add the water and kneed to form a dough for about 5 minutes.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Knead the dough on a working surface with little flour and cut into small balls about 24 pieces,
  • roll each dough ball into an oval shape
  • spread one tablespoon of the filling in the center.
  • Fold one edge of the dough over leaving a space in the center press and seal. Then fold the other edge the same way and repeat this to all the dough balls.
  • Brush all the fatayer with melted butter and bake for 180c/350 for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.
Spinach Cheese Fatayer
Spinach Cheese Fatayer
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