Spinach and Ricotta Samosas

  • 15MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 174KCAL

Small, tasty filo pastry parcels that are filled with spinach, cheese and a hint of Indian flavours – great as a snack or side dish.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories174
  • Carbs14g
  • Protein11g
  • Fat7.8g
  • Saturates4.7g
  • Sugars1.5g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Crispy, filo pastry parcels filled with spinach, cheese and tasty Indian flavours, these samosas are the perfect accompaniment to your favourite curry and would be great when served as a snack or as part of a buffet too.

It’s really important that you liberally coat the pastry with low calorie cooking spray, especially around the edges, as this will ensure that you get a really good seal and stop the filling from leaking out.

If you haven’t got any fresh spinach, then you could use frozen spinach for this recipe instead. Simply defrost and follow the instructions in Step 3 to remove as much excess water as you can before adding to the rest of your filling ingredients.

These Spinach and Ricotta Samosas are best enjoyed when they’re warm and fresh out of the oven.

What diets are these Spinach and Ricotta Samosas suitable for?

These Spinach and Ricotta Samosas are suitable for vegetarian diets if using a vegetarian hard cheese.

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Spinach and Ricotta Samosas recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green then you’ll need to count 4 Points per portion of this Spinach and Ricotta Samosas recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue then you’ll need to count 4 Points per portion of this Spinach and Ricotta Samosas recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple then you’ll need to count 4 Points per portion of this Spinach and Ricotta Samosas recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Spinach and Ricotta Samosas?

You can find all of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe in the supermarket.

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You’ll need a large saucepan with a lid for this recipe.

You’ll also need a sieve to get as much water out of your spinach as possible.

How many calories are in these Spinach and Ricotta Samosas?

There are 174 calories per portion in these Spinach and Ricotta Samosas, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Spinach and Ricotta Samosas are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Place a sheet of baking parchment paper on the baking tray.

Step 2

Rinse the spinach in a colander and shake well to remove the excess water. Place in a large saucepan, cover and put over a low heat for 6 – 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until wilted.

Step 3

Place a sieve over a bowl and tip the spinach into the sieve. Use a wooden spoon to press the spinach against the sieve to remove as much liquid as possible.

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Step 4

Discard the excess liquid, chop the spinach, then tip it into the bowl.

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Step 5

Add the ricotta, Parmesan, curry powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the spinach and stir to combine.

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Step 6

Take a single sheet of filo pastry and cut it in half lengthways to produce a 46 x 12 cm rectangle.

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Step 7

Spray the pastry rectangle with low calorie cooking spray, especially the edges.

Step 8

Place a quarter of the filling mixture in the centre of one end of the pastry rectangle.

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Step 9

Fold one corner of the pastry diagonally over to enclose the filling. Press down the edges to seal.

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Step 10

Fold diagonally again, and press down the edges.

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Step 11

Repeat until you reach the end of the pastry rectangle and you have a triangular pastry parcel. Place the samosa seam side down on the prepared baking tray. Repeat this process to make the remaining 3 samosas.

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Step 12

Spray the samosas with low calorie cooking spray and place in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden, turning over once during cooking.

Step 13

Remove from the oven, and allow to cool slightly before serving.

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What could I serve with these Spinach and Ricotta Samosas?

These Spinach and Ricotta Samosas are the perfect accompaniment to your favourite curry. We love them with any of the following:

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How do you know when these Spinach and Ricotta Samosas are cooked?

You’ll need to cook your samosas until they’re golden brown which should take around 20 minutes or so.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Spinach and Ricotta Samosas in the fridge?

These Spinach and Ricotta Samosas are best eaten when fresh and aren’t suitable for keeping in the fridge.

Can you freeze these Spinach and Ricotta Samosas?

No, we don’t recommend it as ricotta doesn’t freeze well.

How do I reheat these Spinach and Ricotta Samosas?

We’d advise eating these samosas straight away and not reheating them!

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Spinach and Ricotta Samosas

Small, tasty filo pastry parcels that are filled with spinach, cheese and a hint of Indian flavours - great as a snack or side dish.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 174
  • Carbs 14G
  • WW Points:
  • 4 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 single sheets of filo pastry approx 45g each
  • 100 g fresh spinach
  • 90 g ricotta cheese
  • 15 g Parmesan cheese grated
  • pinch of mild curry powder
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC. Place a sheet of baking parchment paper on the baking tray.
  2. Rinse the spinach in a colander and shake well to remove the excess water. Place in a large saucepan, cover and put over a low heat for 6 - 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until wilted.
  3. Place a sieve over a bowl and tip the spinach into the sieve. Use a wooden spoon to press the spinach against the sieve to remove as much liquid as possible.
  4. Discard the excess liquid, chop the spinach, then tip it into the bowl.
  5. Add the ricotta, Parmesan, curry powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the spinach and stir to combine.
  6. Take a single sheet of filo pastry and cut it in half lengthways to produce a 46 x 12 cm rectangle.
  7. Spray the pastry rectangle with low calorie cooking spray, especially the edges.
  8. Place a quarter of the filling mixture in the centre of one end of the pastry rectangle.
  9. Fold one corner of the pastry diagonally over to enclose the filling. Press down the edges to seal.
  10. Fold diagonally again, and press down the edges.
  11. Repeat until you reach the end of the pastry rectangle and you have a triangular pastry parcel. Place the samosa seam side down on the prepared baking tray. Repeat this process to make the remaining 3 samosas.
  12. Spray the samosas with low calorie cooking spray and place in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden, turning over once during cooking.
  13. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool slightly before serving.

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Recipe notes

Make sure to spray the pastry well with low calorie cooking spray, especially the edges, to ensure a good seal.

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Rhona StalkerTuesday 18th May 2021

We had the potato and pea samosas tonight which we love so will definitely try this version.

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    HollyTuesday 18th May 2021

    Hey Rhona, thanks for your message we hope you enjoy them!

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