Kronk’s Spinach Puffs

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Kronk’s Spinach Puffs are savory, buttery, cheesy snacks straight out of Emperor’s New Groove. Keep an eye on them in the oven so you don’t have to yell, “My spinach puffs!!”

Spinach Puffs on a white plate with one cut open to reveal the cheese and spinach filling

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Kronk’s Spinach Puffs

The dinner scene in Emperor’s New Groove is one of my favorites. I love the dramatic dining room and the sneaky plots. I especially love how dedicated Kronk is to making a delicious dinner, even though it is just part of the deception. Of course the most memorable quote is Kronk yelling “My spinach puffs!!” when he thinks they are burning. Naturally, my kids wanted to know what spinach puffs were like and we came up with this recipe! I promise no one will ever say, “I NEVER liked your spinach puffs!!” when you make this recipe.

Five Spinach Puffs on a white plate

What’s Inside?

Your kids may turn up their noses when they hear “spinach” but trust me, they’ll love these. The spinach gets mixed in with bacon, garlic, fresh dill, and two types of cheese! In this spinach puff recipe I used cream cheese and feta cheese. Cream cheese is important to forming the right texture for the filling, but you can switch up the feta cheese if you’d like! It would be delicious with parmesan, fontina, mozzarella, Swiss, or even goat cheese!

Spinach, bacon, feta, cream cheese, garlic, and spices mixed together in a glass bowl

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These Spinach Puffs make great appetizers for parties! They are easy to make and the muffin shape makes them easy to eat in a reception-type setting. If you’re planning an event and need more ideas, try some of our favorite appetizers!

How to Make Kronk’s Spinach Puffs

Four Spinach Puffs on a white plate

Kronk’s Spinach Puffs

4.67 from 3 votes
Kronk's Spinach Puffs are savory, buttery, cheesy snacks straight out of Emperor's New Groove. Keep an eye on them in the oven so you don't have to yell, "My spinach puffs!!"
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 puffs



  • Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add shallots and cook until transparent. Add spinach, garlic, and dill. Cook until spinach has wilted and garlic is fragrant.
    Spinach, bacon, garlic, and oil cooking in a skillet
  • In a large bowl, mix the spinach mixture with bacon, cream cheese, feta, one egg yolk, and salt and pepper.
    Spinach, bacon, feta, cream cheese, garlic, and spices mixed together in a glass bowl
  • Roll the puff pastry dough out and cut into 12 squares. Place each square in a cup of the muffin tin.
    Puff Pastry lined muffin tins
  • Fill each cup with a rounded tablespoon of the spinach mixture.
    Puff pastry lined muffin tins filled with spinach mixture
  • Pinch the corners of the pastry squares together. Mix the remaining egg and egg white together and brush over each pastry.
    Unbaked Spinach Puffs in a muffin tin
  • Bake at 450 for 25 minutes. Serve hot.
    Five Spinach Puffs on a white plate

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1gCalories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 255mgPotassium: 114mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 905IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. I’m a bit confused about one part, bacon is in the ingredients list but nowhere in the instructions. So which part is the bacon added in?

    1. Oh I apologize, thanks for catching that! It goes in with everything in step 2. I will update the recipe to reflect that.

    1. You can just leave out the dill! If you want to add in another herb you could try rosemary!