Vegan Puff Pastry Wreath: Spinach Artichoke
This impressive vegan puff pastry wreath is stuffed with a spinach, artichoke, and dairy free ricotta filling. Especially perfect for a festive vegan Christmas appetizer, this party finger food can be served for any occasion!Jump to Recipe
Inspiration for this Spinach Artichoke Puff Pastry
Last holiday season, I saw a video on Instagram of a puff pastry Christmas wreath. I loved the idea of serving a large wreath and creating sections to pull off…what a perfect vegan finger food idea!
I made that IG-inspired wreath using spinach, store bought vegan ricotta, and a few other ingredients I can’t recall…and it was pretty good! It definitely impressed my friends at the cocktail party I brought it to!
After developing my new Easy Vegan Ricotta Cheese recipe, I knew I could make my own delicious vegan puff pastry filling for a vegan Christmas wreath, too.
After a few combinations, this spinach puff pastry recipe emerged.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Puff Pastry: pre-made vegan puff pastry is available in stores nationwide; see more info on brands in FAQ below. Homemade vegan puff pastry is also an option if you’re up for it!
- Spinach: Both fresh or frozen spinach work for this recipe. I generally use frozen because it is one less step not to cook the spinach first. Plus, you need a lot of fresh spinach (1 pound!) to equal the 10 ounces of frozen spinach.
- Artichokes: use canned or jarred artichoke hearts for this recipe. I prefer to use artichoke hearts packed in water. Be sure to rinse well and drain.
- Vegan Ricotta: this is the binder for the filling. While store bought totally works, I recommend taking the 5 minutes to make my Easy Vegan Ricotta Cheese because it is so much more decadent and flavorful! Plus, you will have leftovers and there is so much you can do with it!
- Sriracha: totally optional but I think it adds a nice depth of flavor, and spice of course.
- Salt: it is important to add salt to this recipe to help flavor the spinach and also to add more seasoning to balance the simple puff pastry around it.
How to make Vegan Puff Pastry Wreath: Step by Step Instructions
Essentially, this recipe’s filling is a vegan spinach artichoke dip which is then rolled into flaky puff pastry and baked to perfection. Simply follow these 6 steps (see video below!):
- First, make Easy Vegan Ricotta Cheese (optional, can use store bought). It only takes 5 minutes!
2. Next, roll the vegan puff pastry dough.
3. Then, make the filling.
4. Now spread filling on dough. Roll up into cylinder.
5. Next, create the wreath: shape into circle, and make cuts around the wreath to create individual portions.
6. Finally, brush puff pastry with melted vegan butter. Bake. Serve.
What to serve with this Vegan Wreath
Personally, I think the best pairing is with vegan tzatziki sauce. The cool, refreshing yogurt-based dip with cucumbers and fresh herbs complements this spinach ricotta puff pastry so well in taste, texture, and temperature.
Thankfully, you can find some delicious vegan tzatziki store bought these days! Our favorite is the Trader Joe’s Vegan Tzatziki Dip.
Other options include hummus, tahini sauce, or your favorite dip of choice. Or, this spinach and ricotta pastry is delicious all on its own!
Variations for this Spinach Ricotta Puff Pastry
Serving a larger crowd?
If you are attending a larger gathering, consider doubling this vegan puff pastry Christmas wreath recipe. Simply connect the two dough cylinders together to make a larger vegan wreath. You can even serve two or three dips in the center, making it the ultimate vegan Christmas party food!
Shape into Vegan Spinach Puffs or Rolls
This vegan spinach puff pastry can take make shapes. For example, cut dough into squares, add filling to center, and fold over as shown:
Or, make simple vegan spinach rolls with puff pastry by following recipe to making the cylinder, and then simply cutting into individual pieces.
Bottom line, this spinach ricotta puff pastry can take many shapes for an awesome vegan finger food for parties.
FAQs for Vegan Puff Pastry Wreath
Puff pastry can be vegan, but it is not always. Typically puff pastry is made mainly from flour, salt, and butter. Vegan puff pastry uses vegan butter or oil to replace dairy butter.
Not always. But surprisingly, some puff pastry brands are accidentally vegan, like Pepperidge Farm and Pillsbury. Other vegan puff pastry brands include Defour (they have both a plant-based and dairy version ), Jus-Rol, Schar, and Orgran (also gluten free!)
Yes, you can prepare the wreath ahead of time, minus the baking. Simply leave wreath out on the counter for up to one hour, or else store unbaked wreath in the refrigerator. Let sit out at room temperature after refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking.
Yes, wreath can be served warm or room temperature, so it can sit out at a party for a few hours.
Yes, you can freeze this puff pastry filling in a freezer safe container for up to 4 months.
This Vegan Puff Pastry Wreath with Spinach and Artichoke is:
Suitable for omnivores and herbivores alike!
If you enjoy this recipe, you may also like:
- Easy Vegan Ricotta Cheese
- Easy Creamy Kale and White Bean Dip
- Vegan Finger Foods: Easy Party Appetizers
- Green Vegan Pasta Primavera
- Spicy Tahini Dressing/Dip/Sauce
Vegan Puff Pastry Wreath with Spinach and Artichoke
- food processor for vegan ricotta
- large cutting board
- baking sheet
- mixing bowl
- kitchen brush
- kitchen scissors or knife
- 7 ounces vegan puff pastry dough
- 1 1/2 cups Easy Vegan Ricotta Cheese* or 12 ounces store bought vegan ricotta link to my recipe above; see notes below
- 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed & drained or 1 pound fresh spinach, see note below
- 3/4 cup artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
- 1-2 teaspoons sriracha use the amount that suites your taste
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter, melted
- 2 tbsp fresh herbs like dill or parsley optional, see note below
- flour for rolling
- Follow packaging instructions to prepare puff pastry (typically move from freezer to fridge for a few hours before using).
- If using frozen spinach, take out of freezer to defrost.
- If using homemade ricotta, make Easy Vegan Ricotta Cheese recipe.(Note: This wreath recipe will use less than half of the ricotta. It freezes beautifully if you don't use the remaining ricotta in another dish.)
- Turn on oven to temperature shown on puff pastry package, generally 400 °F
- Roll out dough on cutting board or counter using plenty of flour to keep it from sticking.
- Prepare filling ingredients. Then combine them in a large mixing bowl.
- Taste filling. Adjust as necessary. You want it to be seasoned well because the puff pastry wrapping will dull down the flavor quite a bit.
- Prepare baking sheet: either line with parchment paper or spray with oil.
- With dough positioned as a horizontal rectangle, place filling along the bottom. See video for details.
- Roll up puff pastry to a cylinder. After rolled, carefully roll the cylinder out slightly to lengthen it a bit more without breaking. See video for example.
- Carefully transfer cylinder to baking sheet.
- Shape cylinder into a circle. Pinch the ends together to connect. Use water to smooth together.
- Using kitchen scissors or a knife, cut lines about 1/5-2 inches apart from the bottom inward around the circle, being sure to leave the inner part of the wreath in tact. See video and step by step instructions above.
- For each cut section, pull down and twist slightly to make easy individual portions (and an adorable wreath!).
- Brush puff pastry with melted vegan butter.
- Bake pastry for about 30 minutes, checking regularly. Wreath should be slightly brown on top and not too brown on the bottom.
- **Serve with tzatziki sauce, hummus, other dip of choice, or it is delicious alone!
I hope you and your guests enjoy this Vegan Puff Pastry Wreath with spinach and artichoke filling. If you try it, please rate and review below.
9 thoughts on “Vegan Puff Pastry Wreath: Spinach Artichoke”
What a creative idea! Love it! Can’t wait to try this Vegan Puff Pastry Wreath. Thanks!
these SPINACH ARTICHOKE PUFF PASTRY are amazing!
This has to be the best party piece ever. What a great way to wow friends and family.
Can’t wait to try this recipe! Yum!
This vegan puff pastry wreath look fantastic. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!
Genius! Such a fun holiday recipe!
This wreath was so delicious that I kept going back for more! This app also still tastes really good when it cools down and is one of the less messy finger foods. I just wish I had brought a bigger purse so I could have hidden some for later. Tastes so good and looks r just as pretty as pictured. I don’t make it but very much enjoyed eating it!
Thanks Lyndsey for sharing! I wanna come to that party 🙂