Feta and Spinach Biscuits

Feta and Spinach Biscuits

Happy Spring everyone!  What a great time of year!

One of the things that I love about this time of year, is that we harvest all of the veggies in our winter garden.  This year, we have some beautiful lettuce and spinach, and a bunch of rainbow carrots.  Spinach has to be one of my favorite winter veggies, because you can get what you need and it will grow back.  Starting in late November through this time of year, we get a steady supply of spinach.  I love eating spinach that I just picked, and really enjoy experimenting with it too.  Last year I shared my spinach pesto recipe, and this year I started thinking about putting spinach in a biscuit.  I love to combine food from my cultures, and have been thinking of a Greek inspired biscuit for some time.  It just made sense to make a spinach and feta biscuit.  In January, I started working on this recipe, and have made them a few times since.  The second time I made these, I forgot to put the crumbled half of the feta cheese in the biscuits.  I decided to put it on top of the biscuits, and they turned about even better than the first batch.  My daughter called it a happy accident…lol!  If you love spinach and feta cheese, you will love these biscuits.  The spinach adds a nice background flavor, while the feta cheese adds a punch of flavor.  I added a little Monterey Jack cheese for extra creaminess and cheesiness.  These biscuits are amazing and perfect for any meal of the day.  Pair them with a bowl of tomato soup for lunch or use them as a vehicle for a yummy sandwich.  The possibilities are endless.

This is our garden this past January.  I loved lifting the cover to find something vibrant and growing underneath.

spinach in winter garden

Our spinach in the spring, although I took this picture last year 🙂  Isn’t spinach beautiful?

spinach tips for tuesday

I am going to bring these Feta and Spinach Biscuits to Fiesta Friday #112!  I am so excited, because this is the first time I am attending. Your co-hosts this week are Natalie @ Kitchen, Uncorked and Hilda @ Along The Grapevine.

Yay!  This recipe was featured on Fiesta Friday!

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Feta Cheese and Spinach Biscuits

24 biscuits approx.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (I use unbleached)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz. feta cheese
  • 3 oz. Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
  • 1.5 oz. spinach
  • Prepare the cheeses. Take half the feta cheese and cut into cubes and crumble the rest. Grate the Monterey Jack cheese (this cheese is optional, but I really like the added creaminess and overall cheesiness it adds to the biscuit. I have made it with just feta cheese, and the biscuits are still very tasty).
  • Finely chop the spinach.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a pan and set aside.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together, and then add the sugar and salt, and whisk together well.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour. ‘Cut’ the butter into the flour (I use a pastry blender and manually perform this step), until the butter is well incorporated, and only little pieces are seen within the flour mixture.
  • Add the milk. It is important not to over mix, just give it a few quick stirs until the milk is incorporated.
  • Drop the dough onto a well floured surface. Sprinkle flour on top to ensure that all wet and sticky areas are covered. Lightly and consistently flatten the dough, sprinkling flour on any sticky areas. Flatten out to about half your desired thickness.
  • Evenly place the spinach, cubed feta cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese over the dough. Gently roll the dough towards you, and fold sides in as you roll (use flour for any sticky areas as you do this), until you have an elongated dough ball. Gently flatten out to your desired thickness (approx 1/2 in.). If there are any areas where spinach is completely exposed, place a little dough on top. It is OK if you have a little spinach poking through, just try and contain the cheese.
  • Using a biscuit cutter, cut the biscuits, and then top each biscuit with crumbled feta cheese. Place on the pan and in the oven. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until the biscuits are light golden brown on the top and bottom. If you want the cheese on top browned more, just put under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes. Enjoy!
  • Notes

    #1 If you don't have Monterey Jack cheese, you can substitute other mild and creamy cheeses, like a farmer's cheese or Havarti.

    #2 Make the flour mixtures ahead of time. I always do this if I am entertaining.

    Feta and Spinach Biscuits

    52 Responses to“Feta and Spinach Biscuits”

    1. 03/24/2016 at 9:50 am #

      What a beautiful garden! the spinach is lovely and wow the biscuits, wish I could have a couple right now Antonia!

      • Zoale.com
        03/24/2016 at 9:58 am #

        Thank you Lynn! My husband built some raised beds a few years back and then fixed the hoop system to cover it in the winter. I have really enjoyed it! I wish I could send you some! They are delicious…any excuse to eat a biscuit 😀

        • 03/24/2016 at 10:10 am #

          They look so delicious! So wonderful to grow your own Spinach!

        • Zoale.com
          03/24/2016 at 10:16 am #

          Thanks 😀 Yes, I love being able to go outside and pick it as I need it. I get very spoiled in the winter and early spring. Spinach doesn’t do well in the summer in our yard. But, I can’t complain…we will have beans, tomatoes, and peppers!

        • 03/24/2016 at 11:56 am #

          Wow yumm

        • Zoale.com
          03/24/2016 at 5:12 pm #

          You are always so sweet Lynn 😀 Thank you!

    2. 03/24/2016 at 11:23 am #

      lovely recipe, I must try these! Thank you, saved this under faves!

      • Zoale.com
        03/24/2016 at 5:09 pm #

        Thank you Holly! I hope that you enjoy them 😀

        • 03/24/2016 at 5:54 pm #

          yummy! I think so!

        • Zoale.com
          03/24/2016 at 9:07 pm #

          I would love to hear if you try them 🙂 Have a nice Friday!

        • 03/24/2016 at 9:08 pm #

          i will post the outcome when I do! Lovely Friday to you too.

        • Zoale.com
          03/24/2016 at 9:09 pm #

          Awesome, thank you 😀

    3. 03/24/2016 at 11:42 am #

      Looks appetizing

    4. 03/24/2016 at 11:45 am #

      Wonderful Antonia…

    5. 03/24/2016 at 11:48 pm #

      That’s awesome about your garden! So nice to have a steady supply of fresh veggies. These biscuits look delicious!!

      • Zoale.com
        03/25/2016 at 9:04 am #

        Thanks Cynthia! I love it and especially that we can have fresh and organic veggies 😀

        • 03/25/2016 at 9:38 am #

          That’s perfect! I hope to set up something like that when I get a home. In a month or two I will set up my balcony garden for some herbs and a few veggies.

        • Zoale.com
          03/25/2016 at 4:48 pm #

          Thank you! You’ll love it Cynthia 😀 Balcony gardens are great for herbs and summer veggies. I love fresh herbs!

    6. 03/25/2016 at 8:19 am #

      These look so light and fluffy and absolutely delicious Antonia! Wish I had a garden but I don’t have much of a green thumb (lol) – lucky for me Heidi gives me fres produce from her multiple gardens!! 😀💗😀

      • Zoale.com
        03/25/2016 at 9:06 am #

        Thank you so much Linda! What a nice sister you have 😀 I have to give credit to my husband for building the beds and starting our gardens. He does a great job and I am a good assistant 🙂

        • 03/25/2016 at 9:47 am #

          Good husband!! 😀

        • Zoale.com
          03/25/2016 at 4:41 pm #

          Yes, he is 😀

    7. 03/25/2016 at 9:08 am #

      Antonia, I am a little envious, I am not going to lie.. having your own veggie garden, is something I would love. Nothing beats going out into the garden and picking your own home grown veggies. My goodness, your spinach it thriving, so beautiful.
      I adore, spinach and feta. The combination for me is just spot on. i am going to pin your recipe, and I promise you, these will be made and soon 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        03/25/2016 at 9:11 am #

        I have to admit, it is very nice 😀 The winter garden is my favorite…not much weeding and no bugs 😉 I wouldn’t have it, if it weren’t for my husband! He had the idea and built the gardens. I loved your spinach and feta dish too…we were thinking alike this week..lol! Thank you and have a wonderful Friday Lynne!

    8. 03/25/2016 at 9:20 am #

      Your biscuits look so light and flaky. What a lovely garden. I do not have a green thumb at all but aspire to maybe one day grow a few things.

      • Zoale.com
        03/25/2016 at 4:52 pm #

        Thank you Nadia! My husband is the one who does the planting, and I help maintain them. I would have never thought of doing a winter garden, so he definitely deserves the credit. Thank you for visiting 😀

    9. 03/25/2016 at 12:22 pm #

      You are so lucky to have a protected spring garden and the climate to make it work. I had a lovely greenhouse I was so proud of but it blew away in a very violent storm. This recipe is a perfect way to use some of that delectable spinach.

      • Zoale.com
        03/25/2016 at 5:32 pm #

        I totally agree Hilda. As long as we keep the gardens covered as needed, we generally have nice over-wintered veggies. That is so sad about your greenhouse 🙁 Do you have plans to build another one? Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by!

        • 03/30/2016 at 11:26 pm #

          It was a sad day. We still have the foundations, and the plan is to replace it, but I think the design (my husband’s department) is taking a while to make sure we get it right this time.

        • Zoale.com
          03/30/2016 at 11:31 pm #

          Good luck with it Hilda and I hope you can get it built again soon. I know you must really miss it! I was just reading about your blog and I think it’s really cool you have all of that wild food growing near you! Hopefully, you will have a greenhouse soon and have even more food!

    10. 03/25/2016 at 3:41 pm #

      Happy accidents are the best in the kitchen! I’m loving your winter garden Antonia… how special to have fresh ingredients during the cold months. Such a fabulous idea!

      • Zoale.com
        03/25/2016 at 5:37 pm #

        Haha, it is so true Heather! When I made them again, my daughter asked if I would make the same happy accident 😉 Thank you! I love having a winter garden, because you can just leave the veggies in the soil and take as needed. Have a wonderful weekend!

    11. 03/25/2016 at 5:31 pm #

      I am envious of all that fresh spinach! Can’t wait to get some planted in my smaller garden. Lovely recipe and welcome to FF. I have been participating since FF #1 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        03/25/2016 at 5:41 pm #

        Haha, thanks Judi! I am going to miss it now that we have to pull it up. I plan on making a lot of spinach dishes over the next week 🙂 Good luck with yours! Thank you 😀 I have been meaning to participate for some time, and I am so glad I did 😀 It’s awesome that you have been part of it for so long 🙂 It is a wonderful group of talented individuals!

    12. 03/25/2016 at 5:47 pm #

      Super beautiful! Ah these biscuits!bThey look stunning! I would eat the whole batch!

      • Zoale.com
        03/26/2016 at 7:18 pm #

        Thank you Francesca! I wish I could give you some! There is nothing like spinach and feta 😀

    13. 03/27/2016 at 3:22 pm #

      Oh yes ! Spinach is beautiful 🙂 and these biscuits look wonderful , Antonia 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        03/27/2016 at 4:11 pm #

        Thank you so much Freda!

    14. kushigalu
      03/29/2016 at 7:10 pm #

      I love the combo and the biscuits looks super delicious!

      • Zoale.com
        03/29/2016 at 10:28 pm #

        Thank you so much Kushi!

    15. 03/29/2016 at 10:40 pm #

      What a beautiful garden! These biscuits looks so flaky and delicious!

      • Zoale.com
        03/29/2016 at 10:49 pm #

        Thank you so much Swapna!

    16. 03/30/2016 at 11:48 am #

      The biscuits are genius, if you ask me, “happy accident” or not. I’d have never thought of them in a million years but as soon as I saw them, I thought “of course!!” Thanks for the follow and I’m so glad I clicked back to find your blog.

      Mollie

      • Zoale.com
        03/30/2016 at 4:34 pm #

        Thank you for the kind words Mollie! I am so glad I found your blog as well 😀 Thank you for the follow too and have a great rest of your Wednesday!

        • 03/31/2016 at 7:06 pm #

          You too! 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          03/31/2016 at 8:00 pm #

          😀

    17. 03/30/2016 at 1:11 pm #

      These look so light and fluffy. I wish I had a couple to snack on, right now 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        03/30/2016 at 4:37 pm #

        Thank you Natalie! I wish I could send you some 😉 Have a great rest of your day and thanks for stopping by!

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