St. Patrick’s Day Mini Pies


Jen and I at Kitchen Window

Jen and I at Kitchen Window

In one of my earlier posts last month, I shared my cooking class experience at Kitchen Window. I attended the Spring Mini Pies class. For St. Patrick’s day, I transformed the Spinach and Feta Mini Pies into St. Patrick’s Day Mini Pies.

By muting some of the stronger flavors and simplifying a few steps, it became an instant hit with the kids. Timing was on my side too – green food is easier to persuade them to eat on St. Patrick’s day!



St. Patrick’s Day Mini Pies

Oven temp

Prep Steps:

  • Beat an egg in a bowl to to use for egg wash
  • Remove puff pastry from freezer so it begins to thaw
  • Set oven to 400



  • Processing parsleyChop 1/3 c. Fresh Parsley






  • Extra Parsley to freezeI freeze any extra parsley in a Ziploc






  • cooking onionSaute 1/2 c. onion in a tbs. grapeseed oil






  • Cooking down greensAdd 1 package spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (I put mine in a salad spinner)
  • Add Parsley
  • Add 1/2 tsp. dried oregano





  • Feta mixtureAdd 1 c. Feta Cheese
  • Add 1 c. Parmesan Cheese
  • Add 1 c. Toasted Pine Nuts
  • S&P




  • Dough laid outPlace mixture inside strips of puff pastry




  • Egg washMix up a little egg wash






  •  Feta mixture in popoverBrush egg wash around the edges of the pastry and fold shut



  • Vent popoverVent the pie with a knife




  • Extra ingredients ready to freezeHere are all my extra processed ingredients packaged for freezing: Parsley, Onion, and Spinach Feta Mix





  • st Pats popover plated upHere’s the final product.






  • ESt. Pats popoversxtra pies to freeze for the garden party next week!

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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