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Vegan Potato & Spinach Strudel

Recipe for a vegan savory Potato & Spinach Strudel. It’s the perfect easy lunch/dinner recipe. Delicious with a cilantro sunflower seed dip!

Vegan Potato and Spinach Strudel from the top served with cilantro sunflower sauce

Strudel (either savory or sweet like an Apple Strudel) is something we eat quite a lot here in Austria, so I thought it’s time to put a savory strudel on the blog as well. This strudel is filled with potatoes and spinach – one of my favorite combos of all time, but of course you can use other fillings as well!

The filling for the savory strudel: potatoes, spinach and red onion

I’ve used store-bought vegan puff pastry for this recipe. Puff pastry is one of the few things that I don’t want to make from scratch because I tried and I failed :D. Remember the Cilantro Lemon Sunflower Seed Dip I’ve posted? It’s the perfect sauce to serve with this vegan Potato & Spinach Strudel.

How the make a savory vegan strudel

As you can see, this Potato & Spinach Strudel is so easy to make! Prepare the filling, place it onto the puff pastry, fold it, close the edges and bake. Yumm! It’s perfect for quick lunches or dinners!

Vegan Potato and Spinach Strudel from the side with cilantro sunflower sauce in the background
Vegan Potato and Spinach Strudel from the side with cilantro sunflower sauce in the background
Vegan Potato and Spinach Strudel from the side with cilantro sunflower sauce in the background

Vegan Potato & Spinach Strudel

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a vegan savory strudel filled with potatoes and spinach. It’s the perfect easy lunch or dinner. A cilantro lemon dip is the perfect sauce/dip to go with it!
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Austrian, German, Vegan
Servings 4 people
Calories 438 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups chopped potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon whole caraway seeds
  • 1 red onion , chopped
  • 1 vegan puff pastry dough*
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste


First prepare the filling:

  • Boil the potatoes in water until soft. Meanwhile heat a pan with olive oil and add the caraway seeds and chopped onions, cook until the onion is translucent. Add the spinach to the pan, only until wilted (you don't need any heat for this). Once the potatoes are soft, drain them. And add them to the pan. Season everything with salt, mix together, and let the filling cool off. 
  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F / 200°C.
  • Place the potato & spinach filling on the puff pastry, fold it and close the edges.
  • Bake it in the oven for about 25 minutes, until the puff pastry got a nice, golden color.
  • Serve with a homemade Cilantro Lemon Sunflower Seed Dip, for example, and enjoy.


*Dimensions: 16×9 inches or 42×24 cm. A lovely reader told me that Whole Foods has a vegan puff pastry dough (usually near the ice cream section). If you know any vegan puff pastry brands from your country, please let me know! :)


Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 8gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 470mgPotassium: 712mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1405IUVitamin C: 21.2mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 6.6mg
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Used homemade rough puff pastry and was pleasantly surprised how simple, but enjoyable it turned out. The cilantro lemon sunflower seed dip just took it to the next level, yum! Will definitely make again, 😊 thank you.


Saturday 8th of September 2018

instead of puff pastry, use phyllo, it is vegan


Tuesday 18th of September 2018

Or use vegan puff pastry :D

But good tip with the phyllo!


Wednesday 6th of July 2016

How many sheets of puff pastry did you use?


Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Hi Michelle, I used one sheet of puff pastry. The ones I get here are usually 40x24cm = about 15x9 inches large, so if you're using a smaller one, you might want to take two or more and pinch them together or just make a smaller portion of the strudel. You can see how large they are in this photo


Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Tried this yesterday and it came out delcious! I added a bit of Garam Masala and a bit more Curry Powder, but really thats just bc I love curry powder! In terms of vegan puff pastry dough, I am from Germany and I bought the Rewe housebrand one.


Sunday 3rd of July 2016

We (I'm from Austria) are really lucky to have vegan puff pastry in pretty much every store, right? :) People from the US have to do much more digging and searching. Garam Masala sounds like an excellent addition and I'm a huge curry powder fun myself so I completely understand you. Glad you liked it, Nik!

Hannah Teson

Friday 20th of May 2016

This looks delicious and so easy! I was just thinking about how I haven't worked with puff pastry in a while then I saw this in my feed. It's a sign :)


Saturday 21st of May 2016

It's definitely a sign, Hannah. Savory strudel is one of my favorite dishes to make with puff pastry. But I also really like to make easy pinwheels like these Pumpkin Basil Pinwheels or Wild Garlic Pesto Snails. Just to give you a few more ideas :)