Spanakopita, Spinach Pie

Spanakopita, Spinach Pie

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “Delicious, traditional Greek dish. Serves 8 as a first course and 4as a light meal”


  • 10sheetsphyllo pastry
  • 2lbsspinach, washed,stems cut off and coarsely chopped,placed in a pan,damp
  • 1mediumonion, chopped
  • 1/2 cupolive oil
  • 1cupgreen onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cupparsley, chopped
  • 2teaspoons dill or 2teaspoonsfennel, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoonnutmeg
  • 1/2 cupdry curd cottage cheese
  • 1cupfeta cheese, crumpled
  • 1/4 cupparmesan cheese
  • 4eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt & pepper
  • 6tablespoonsbutter, melted
  • Directions

  • Heat the washed spinach, do not add water the moisture from washing the spinach is enough.
  • Saute until just wilted 3-5 minutes,remove from pan set aside.
  • Fry onion in the oil for 10 minutes, add green onion and fry a further 5 minutes In a large bowl mix onions& spinach, add parsley, dill or fennel, nutmeg, cheeses and eggs.
  • Stir to combine and check taste for the amount of salt& pepper you want.
  • Brush a 12×10″ baking dish with butter and line with a sheet of fillo.
  • Brush sheet with butter and place in another sheet of fillo continue to brush each sheet until you have 5 layers.
  • Pour in the spinach mixture and top with remaining 5 sheets of fillo buttering each sheet.
  • Brush top layer with butter and score it with a very sharp knife or a razor blade in serving size squares.
  • Sprinkle with water to keep the fillo from curling.
  • Bake in 350f oven for about 45 minute, or until it has puffed and is golden.
  • allow to sit for 5 minutes and serve.
  • Reviews

  • “this was soo good! i have made other recipes like this but never with the parm cheese it really adds great flavor! thanks bergy!!”

  • “excellent. i layered about 7 sheets on bottom and about 10 on top. the more phyllo the better. i added garlic to the onions. and didnt have any cottage curd so i used a cup and a half of feta.
    i strained the spinach after i cooked it.
    bf said it was the best he has had and he is greek!”

  • “YAY!!!I loved this…so much better than the spinach pie you get at the dinner, lighter and crispier…the fresh spinach really makes a big difference!!My first time working with phyllo pastry and a great introduction – so straight forward and what I had thought was going to be difficult was quite easy…AND YUMMY :)The only thing I did other than stated was to add fresh chopped garlic (a MUST in most recipes in my house…)…it is hearty, healthy and filling… also wonderful toasted up (rewarmed) as leftovers…this brought me back to my days just after college when my landlady owned a Greek Restaurant and brought me over her dishes occasionally -(usually as a bribe of some sort…after my apartment had flooded or something (LOL)…food =’s love 🙂 )I am so happy to be able to make something so good myself now – THANKS Bergy”

  • “Fantastic!I really liked the flavors, especially the surprising taste of the parsley.I was very careful to remove as much water from the spinach as possible, but once I added the salt and pepper, cheeses, and eggs, there it was again!I hoped the eggs would be enough for the filling to set and it was.DH wanted more phyllo, but what does he know?”

  • “Loved this!I used dill and some ricotta because I couldn’t find the dry curd cheese.I also used two cloves ofgarlic as sugested in one of the reviews and that just sent the spinach filling over the top! The phyllo was a lot more manageable than I had anticipated, and like my phyllo instructions said, be organized.It was well worth the effort and I will be making this again.Thanks for a super recipe!”

  • “Absolutely The BEST! I made a smaller version in 6 inch round dish. All these ingredients combined to perfection. I will definetly make again.”

  • “This was an awesome recipe.After my husband and I moved away from the city to basically nowhere, I knew I’d have to start making all the various ethnic dishes I love so much instead of buying them.This one was at the top of my list and turned out perfect.Just what I needed :)Thanks”