Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)

Spinach Pie

These ingredients are for a small pan (approximately 9 X 12 inches). If you use a bigger pan, just double the ingredients.

Ingredients:

1 large bag of spinach (washed and chopped)

2 -3 large eggs, beaten

1-2 green onions, chopped

Dill (fresh or dry) to taste

Pepper to taste

¾ lb – 1 lb crumbled Feta cheese

2-3 tablespoons olive oil

2-3 tablespoons bread crumbs

10 sheets phyllo dough

1/2 – 1 stick butter, melted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly coat pan with cooking spray.

Mix the spinach, eggs, onions, dill, pepper, cheese and olive oil in a bowl.

Layer one sheet of phyllo dough at a time, brushing lightly with melted butter, before adding the next sheet. The bottom layer will have five sheets in all.

Pour spinach mixture onto the phyllo sheets.

Sprinkle bread crumbs over the spinach mixture.

Layer the last five phyllo sheets, again lightly brushing each one (except the last) with melted butter.

When you have placed the last phyllo sheet, you have to tuck in the phyllo all around the edges of the pan and trim any excess.

Then, gently cut the spinach pie into whatever size pieces you want.

Gently pour the remaining melted butter all over the top of the pie.

Bake for 45 minutes to one hour, until the top is a golden brown and the “pie” separates from the sides of the pan.

Enjoy!

Comments 14 comments

Theocharis V profile image

Theocharis V 4 years ago from Piraeus, Greece

Yes...this is the famous spanakopita! Keep up the good work. Once again...yummy!


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rjsadowski 4 years ago

One of my favorite Greek foods. Your recipe looks simple yet tasty.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

that looks real tasty


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bizzymom 4 years ago from New York Author

Thank you all for the comments!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Although I would have to replace the butter with coconut oil, and make sure the feta had no cow's milk in it, this would make a great recipe to cook regularly. I've seen these spinach recipes before, but looking yours over made me realize it is very doable in spite of my cow's milk allergy. Thanks for the spanakopita!


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

This sounds really delicious, I am printing this recipe to try this weekend. Spinish and Feta is a great combination. Thank you for this treat, I am looking forward to trying it.


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bizzymom 4 years ago from New York Author

Thank you Fennelseed; I hope you enjoy it!


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Deepa Venkitesh 4 years ago from Kochi, India

Great recipe, we grow spinach, so I will try this one. shared on face book for my friends.


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bizzymom 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks for your comment and for sharing the recipe. This is a delicious recipe; I hope you will enjoy it!


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Deepa Venkitesh 4 years ago from Kochi, India

welcome dear. I wanted to ask if you have tried Indian spinach recipes?


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bizzymom 4 years ago from New York Author

No I have not. I'm sure they will make interesting hubs if you wish to write them.


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Deepa Venkitesh 4 years ago from Kochi, India

well I don't know if am good in recipe writing, but I will try my mothers recipes.


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bizzymom 4 years ago from New York Author

Your mother's recipes are a great way to start!


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Deepa Venkitesh 4 years ago from Kochi, India

thanks dear

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