Spanakopita: Savory Greek Spinach Pie

2014-03-24
  • Yield : 5 individual pies
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 55m

Spanakopita is a classic Greek pastry filled with spinach, feta cheese and onions. These rich pies are perfect served with tzatziki. You can serve it as an appetizer or a main dish.

Rolling these pastries may take some practice, but once you taste these I’m sure you prepare these often enough to become an expert!

Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch spinach
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 5-10 sheets phyllo dough

Method

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Prepare your baking sheet by brushing it with olive oil and set aside.

Step 2

Remove the stems and clean spinach thoroughly before starting. Squeeze the leaves to remove the liquids from the plant and squeeze them until they appear wilted.

Step 3

Chop the spinach and put in a large mixing bowl with the green onions, egg, dill and feta.

Step 4

Mix until well combined. Get 1 or 2 phyllo sheets and lay them flat on your clean counter. Rub a little olive oil on each sheet and place 1/5 of your filling near the bottom of the sheets.

Step 5

Fold in the sides of the sheets and then roll them up. Place on your baking sheet with the seam of your roll up facing down. Brush the top with a little bit of olive oil. Repeat 4 more times.

Step 6

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with tzatziki dip.

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