Spanakopita

Spanakopita Recipe


When you visit a Greek restaurant, you will often find spanakopita, a savory pie made with buttery filo dough, spinach, and tangy feta cheese. The spinach is lightly sautéed with onions and spices and is layered with a hearty ricotta mixture between layers of phyllo . It bakes to a gorgeous golden brown and can be cut into squares or pie slices.

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Recipe Information

Flavor Profile

European

Protein

Dairy,Eggs,Vegetables

Category

Main Dishes

Serves

6

Total Time

45 Minutes

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Ingredients

      • 2 1/2 Pounds Fresh Spinach (Chopped)
      • 3/4 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
      • 4 Large Onions (Diced)
      • 2 Medium Bunch Of Scallions (Diced)
      • 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley (Minced)
      • 1/2 Cup Fresh Dill (Minced)
      • 3 Tablespoons Dried Dill
      • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
      • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper
      • 1/2 Pound Feta Cheese (Crumbled)
      • 4 Large Eggs (Lightly Beaten)
      • 1/2 Pound Ricotta
      • 1/4 Cup Butter (Melted)
      • 1 Pound Frozen Phyllo Pastry Sheets (Thawed)

Directions

  1. Heat 1/2 cup oil in a Dutch oven. Sauté scallions and onions for 3 minutes. Stir in parsley, spinach, and dill. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Turn the heat off and set aside.
  2. Combine the eggs with feta and ricotta in a large mixing bowl. Add the spinach mixture and mix well to combine.
  3. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil with melted butter in a bowl, and grease two 9x12 inch cookie sheets using this oil mixture.
  4. Cut the phyllo sheets in half to get 2 stacks of the 9x12 inch of smaller sheets. Cover the sheets with a damp towel until further use.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Arrange 10 sheets of phyllo at the bottom of each pan. Brush each layer with the butter and oil mixture. Top these layers with spinach mixture and gently press it to form an even layer. Arrange another layer of 10 phyllo sheets over the spinach mixture in each pan. Again brush each sheet with butter and oil mixture
  7. Score the top-most layer of phyllo in each pan before baking. Bake the pie for 20 to 25 minutes until it turns golden brown from the surface.



Nutrition & Cost Facts

Calories

821 kcal

Carbs

58 g

Fat

55 g

Protein

25 g

Cost Per Serving

$4.96

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