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Spanakopita: How to make Spinach and Feta Pie

Updated on May 9, 2013
Greek Spinach and Feta Pie
Greek Spinach and Feta Pie | Source

How to make Greek Spinach and Feta Pie

This hub aims to show you how to make your own Spinach and Feta pie, or what Greeks call ‘Spanakopita’. The name derives from the words 'spanaki' meaning spinach and 'pita' meaning pie. Spinach and Feta pie or in other words ‘Spanakopita’, is a traditional dish in Greece as well as in Cyprus.

It may be served as a starter, side dish, as a light breakfast or as a light lunch. It is not difficult to make and it tastes absolutely fantastic!

© All Rights Reserved - Chris Achilleos

5 stars from 3 ratings of Spinach and Feta Pie

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves up to 6

Ingredients

  • 250g Puff Pastry
  • 250-300g Spinach leaves
  • 200g Greek style Feta, Cut into cubes or crumbled
  • 1 Large Onion, Grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon White Ground Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Dry Basil
  • 1½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Lemon, Squeeze the juice
  • 1 heaped full Tablespoon Breadcrumbs
Spinach and Feta filling
Spinach and Feta filling | Source
Bottom layer
Bottom layer | Source
Top layer
Top layer | Source
Pie before cooking
Pie before cooking | Source
Cooked Pie
Cooked Pie | Source
  1. Place the spinach leaves in a saucepan and ad water
  2. Boil for approximately 15 minutes (gas mark 5)
  3. Drain the water
  4. Then place the spinach in a bowl. Add your grated onion, spices and lemon, olive oil and mix thoroughly.
  5. Allow this to cool down before adding the feta cubes.
  6. Add your feta and breadcrumbs while mixing (there shouldn't be any water in your mix so we add breadcrumbs to absorb any water in the filling)
  7. Roll the puff pastry to your required thickness on a lightly floured surface. Note that you will need to roll two sheets of pastry / one for the bottom of the pie and one for the top. For better results make the bottom layer thinner than the top layer
  8. Place the bottom layer of the pastry in a non-sticky oven pan
  9. Then place your spinach filling
  10. Cover it up with your top layer of pastry.
  11. Fold the edges of your pastry and using a fork slightly attach the edges together
  12. Preheat your oven to 190º
  13. Place your pie in the oven and leave until the color of the pastry is light golden brown and is thoroughly cooked.
  14. Take it out of the oven and allow the pie to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  15. Ready to serve. Enjoy!

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Note


This is my own personal recipe. Therefore, it has not been copied from a cook book or any other source.

I hope you enjoy it!

© 2013 All Rights Reserved – Chris Achilleos

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Hi Elia,

      Thank you so much for your kind comments.

      I love spanakopita, its a dish I can have it at any time and I never get bored of it :) I am very happy that you like my recipe. I truly appreciate your votes!

      Thanks for the support.

      Take care,

      Chris

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      There are several ways of making spanakopita. My family recipe is rather different to my own spanakopita recipe though. Plus, I don't think my family would be very happy about me giving out their recipe secrets :) so I prefer to stick to my own. I hope you get a chance to try my recipe soon, I am sure you'll enjoy it! If you do, let me know how it goes.

      Thank you for stopping by madeinla, your votes are truly appreciated!

      Have a nice day,

      Chris

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      Elias Zanetti 4 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Spanakopita is one of my favorite dishes and yours looks much better than the one I usually manage to bake. Great photos, great recipe and certainly a great dish! Voted up & awesome! :)

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      Jolan 4 years ago from West Coast

      Hi Chris, I'm so glad you posted this! I tried another recipe before and it just didn't come out right. I've been trying to make it for years, but would always prefer the one my Greek friends would make. I will definitely try this next time I want some spanakopita. Is this a family recipe?

      Upvoted & awesome :)

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      My pleasure Annie, I'm glad you like it :) Thank you for both reading and your comments.

      Chris

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      Annie Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      This is one of my favorite foods. Thank you for a great recipe.

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Hi alexadry

      I am sure you will really enjoy this pie :) Let me know how it goes!

      Thank you for stopping by, i really appreciate your comments and votes.

      Chris

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Spinach and feta sound like a wonderful combination. I just need to get some puff pastry to give this recipe a try! voted up and useful!

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      @BobbiPurvis: Thank you for the support Bobbi. I hope that your cousins like it. I will be looking forward to hearing from you. A wonderful day to you too!

      @crazyhorsesghost: Thanks, your votes are truly appreciated. Having your own veggies in your garden is the best! Food always tastes better when your ingredients are fresh. I hope you enjoy the pie, please let me know how it goes.

      @Ceres Schwarz: Thank you Ceres. I am very glad that you like it!

      Thank you all for your kind comments.

      Have a wonderful day,

      Chris Achilleos

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      This looks like a good recipe. Your images are great and the finished product looks delicious.

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      Thomas Byers 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Yes its really an interesting recipe. I will be trying it for sure as I have a lot of spinach in the garden ready right now. You also did a great job with this Hub Page. Thanks very much. Will let you know how it turns out. Voted Up Etc.

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      This looks so delicious and I cannot wait to try it and tell my cousins to check out your recipe.

      Have a great Tuesday.

      BobbiPurvis

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Hello kasmir56,

      Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting. I am glad you like the recipe!

      I truly appreciate your votes.

      Many thanks for sharing,

      Chris A

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      This sound like a great and yummy recipe, well done !

      Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Thank you very much :)

      Chris Achilleos

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      StricktlyDating 4 years ago from Australia

      Yum! So easy and sounds delicious!