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Savory Bacon and Spinach Danish Recipe

Make this delicious savory Bacon and Spinach Danish Recipe in just 20 minutes. Perfect for lunch, snacking, parties or even a light dinner.

Do you know what is in the meat you buy and serve your family? The labels might say all the right things, but is the label accurate? Last summer, news broke that smuggled frozen meat had been seized in China, and some of it dated back to the 1970s! It is shocking in our modern world that this could happen, and it is a reminder that we need to be conscious of what we buy to feed our families. You never really know what is lurking right in your own grocery store.

When it comes to the meat you buy, what do you look for? Do you prefer grass fed beef? Compared to grain-fed, cattle that is only grass-fed has healthier overall meat which is higher in antioxidants, certain vitamins and even omega-3 levels. It also has less fat and a cleaner, more natural taste. This healthy option is what encouraged Mike Salguero to create ButcherBox. After being introduced to grass-fed cattle from a local farmer, Mike preferred the more natural taste and discovered the many health benefits it offered. Yet, he was surprised to find that not everyone has access to it, and those that do, don’t have a wide variety to choose from. This is why only 1% of the total beef consumed in the United States is 100% grass-fed. He decided to make grass-fed beef more accessible with the idea of ButcherBox

Working with small farms, ButcherBox can purchase large quantities of meat and offer them to their customers at an affordable price. The beef is 100% grass fed with no hormones or antibiotics, and their chicken is all free range and organic. They also offer pork that is heritage breed and without hormones or antibiotics. When you join, you get 8 to 11 pounds of meat each month that arrive in eco-friendly packaging and offer healthy, unique cuts of meat. It breaks down to about $6.00 per meal! ButcherBox is making it affordable and easier to get healthier cuts of meat to serve your family. 

I recently received an amazing beef and pork box and am thoroughly impressed with the quality and how it was shipped/arrived – in perfect condition, with a reusable bag even! I have so many recipes planned, but seeing as we received it just before Father’s Day, my first is of the perfect brunch for guests – a savory bacon and spinach danish recipe. Enjoy!

ButcherBox was named The Best Food Box of 2016 by Men’s Health and has been featured by Tim Ferriss, the Today Show, New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Food & Wine.

 

Savory Bacon and Spinach Danish Recipe

Make this delicious savory Bacon and Spinach Danish Recipe in just 20 minutes. Perfect for lunch, snacking, parties or even a light dinner.

Ingredients

a few pieces of crispy bacon crumbled
1 pre made puff pastry sheet (typically in the freezer section)
½ cup fresh spinach, we had more for salads with the pastries
¼ cup shredded cheese
dash of Himalayan salt
fresh thyme
optional: a few drops per pastry of pure maple syrup

Directions

Cut the (thawed) pastry sheet into six pieces. Then use the tip of the knife to cut a smaller rectangle about ½ an inch in from the edges. Try not to cut all the way through and instead just the top layers. This will allow the edges to puff around the filling and not create a dome.

bacon and spinach danish recipe

Place clean, dry spinach in the center of this inner rectangle, then add in the crumbled crispy bacon and sprinkle with the shredded cheese, thyme and salt (along with the optional maple syrup).

bacon and spinach danish recipe

Also optional, spread a little of the left over bacon fat on the outer pastry not covered with filling, this will add more flavor and help the edges turn golden brown.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the pastry as really puffed and you can see a lot of the layers from the sides and it is a lovely golden color.

Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

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Savory Bacon and Spinach Danish
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Make this delicious savory Bacon and Spinach Danish Recipe in just 20 minutes. Perfect for lunch, snacking, parties or even a light dinner.

Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Game Day, Party
Servings: 6 danishes
Author: Jeana Shandraw
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pieces crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 1 pre made puff pastry sheet typically in the freezer section
  • ½ cup fresh spinach we had more for salads with the pastries
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese
  • dash Himalayan salt
  • thyme, fresh
  • optional: a few drops per pastry of pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Cut the (thawed) pastry sheet into six pieces. Then use the tip of the knife to cut a smaller rectangle about ½ an inch in from the edges. Try not to cut all the way through and instead just the top layers. This will allow the edges to puff around the filling and not create a dome.
  2. Place clean, dry spinach in the center of this inner rectangle, then add in the crumbled crispy bacon and sprinkle with the shredded cheese, thyme and salt (along with the optional maple syrup).
  3. Also optional, spread a little of the left over bacon fat on the outer pastry not covered with filling, this will add more flavor and help the edges turn golden brown.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the pastry as really puffed and you can see a lot of the layers from the sides and it is a lovely golden color.
  5. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

I received a complimentary Butcher Box. All opinions remain my own.

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Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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16 Comments

  1. Kiwi
    June 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    This looks eloquently made! I would have to remove the bacon but the spinach seals the deal for me!

  2. June 25, 2017 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    Butcher box sounds awesome and it’s nice that you’ll feel safe with the meat that’s delivered to you. I think this is a lovely recipe that’s easy to make!

  3. June 23, 2017 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    What an exquisite dish! Looking forward to trying this recipe, I never had a spinach Danish.

  4. June 23, 2017 at 10:47 am — Reply

    Anything with bacon is a win in my book! This pastry looks absolutely delish!

  5. Angela Milnes
    June 23, 2017 at 2:48 am — Reply

    This is a new recipe in my eyes and it really looks amazing. I would love to try this

  6. Annemarie LeBlanc
    June 22, 2017 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    Delicious! I think this would be an easy to follow recipe that I can pull off. I know I will love this because of the bacon. My beloved bacon, the duct tape of food. :)

  7. June 22, 2017 at 11:09 am — Reply

    I almost stopped reading at the word “bacon.” I almost immediately stood up and started to make these. Bacon holds power XD

  8. June 22, 2017 at 7:10 am — Reply

    This looks like such an unique meal!
    I know my husband would love it.
    I will have to make it for him soon, thanks!

  9. June 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm — Reply

    This looks delicious! I have been wanting to try a quiche but my teen baled at the eggs. I think this would be the gateway dish!

  10. Pam
    June 21, 2017 at 6:37 pm — Reply

    I keep hearing about Butcher Box. It seems like a good way to make sure you are getting the best quality meat.

  11. Robin Rue
    June 21, 2017 at 5:29 pm — Reply

    This sounds amazing. I have never had anything like this before. YUM.

  12. June 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    I’m all about danishes and I usually have them for breakfast. This is the perfect on-the-go lunch for my crazy days!

  13. June 21, 2017 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    JUST when I thought there was nothing new that could be done with bacon… WOW! I want this!

  14. June 21, 2017 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    Those puffed pastries looked so delicious you can never duplicate homemade taste. My kids would love this and the spinach makes it nutritious.

  15. June 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    That. Is. AWESOME! All I know for sure about this is that it is a danish that involves bacon and that will be eaten by me! Om nom nom.

  16. June 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    That sounds amazing! I’ve never seen a danish recipe like this before. I can’t wait to try it.

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