Paddy Pockets

Savory Spinach & Cheese Hand Pies

Paddy Pockets - Filled shamrock hand pies! These easy, festive St. Patrick's Day appetizers will outshine the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Shamrock-shaped "hot pockets" stuffed with your favorite fillings are a perfect addition to your March menus.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking pan by lining with parchment paper.

Step 2

Make the filling: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion & cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in the cream cheese until melted. Add frozen spinach & mix until mixture is combined. Add shredded cheese & stir until fully melted. Season with salt & pepper to taste; set aside to cool slightly.

Step 3

Roll out your pie crusts to smooth them out. Using a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter, carefully cut out as many shamrock shapes as possible from both crusts, and place them on the lined baking pan as you go.

Step 4

Assemble Paddy Pockets: Scoop about a tablespoon of the cooled filling in the center of half of the shamrock shapes. Use the remaining shamrock shapes to top each of the filled ones, and press down lightly around the edges to adhere.

Step 5

Space the Paddy Pockets out evenly on the baking pan and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the tops are set. Remove from oven and cool slightly before moving and serving.

Step 5

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