Spanakopita (Greek spinach pie)

Based on 15 ratings

Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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“This Greek spinach pie looks great, tastes delicious, and is an impressive dish that’s easier to prepare than you might think. Most supermarkets will have phyllo dough in the frozen or refrigerated section.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
40
min.
Preparation
45
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
800 g spinach (frozen)
onion
2 cloves garlic
200 g feta cheese
100 g cream cheese
eggs
3 sprigs parsley
200 g unsalted butter
8 sheets phyllo dough
salt
pepper
ground nutmeg
unsalted butter (for frying)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • sieve
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • frying pan
  • bowl
  • oven
  • saucepan
  • baking dish
  • pastry brush

Nutrition per serving

Cal
660
Protein
20 g
Fat
45 g
Carb
42 g
  • Step 1/4

    Let spinach defrost and drain in a sieve. Peel and finely chop onion and garlic. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat and fry onion and garlic until translucent. Add defrosted, drained spinach and keep frying for approx. 3 min. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Remove spinach mixture from the frying pan and transfer back to the sieve to drain and cool.
    • 800 g spinach (frozen)
    • onion
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • salt
    • pepper
    • ground nutmeg
    • unsalted butter (for frying)
    • sieve
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • frying pan

    Let spinach defrost and drain in a sieve. Peel and finely chop onion and garlic. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat and fry onion and garlic until translucent. Add defrosted, drained spinach and keep frying for approx. 3 min. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Remove spinach mixture from the frying pan and transfer back to the sieve to drain and cool.

  • Step 2/4

    Add cooled spinach mixture to a bowl. Crumble feta cheese with your hands and add to the bowl, along with cream cheese, eggs, and parsley leaves. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • 200 g feta cheese
    • 100 g cream cheese
    • eggs
    • 3 sprigs parsley
    • salt
    • pepper
    • bowl

    Add cooled spinach mixture to a bowl. Crumble feta cheese with your hands and add to the bowl, along with cream cheese, eggs, and parsley leaves. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 3/4

    Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F. Melt butter and lightly brush a baking dish with it. One by one, brush one side of each phyllo dough sheet with melted butter and layer them into the baking dish. Make sure that the edges of the sheets overhang the rim oft he baking sheet. Add the spinach mixture and smooth the top. Fold overhanging phyllo dough over the spinach filling, so it’s partly covered with dough. Brush the top of the phyllo dough with remaining melted butter.
    • 200 g unsalted butter
    • 8 sheets phyllo dough
    • oven
    • saucepan
    • baking dish
    • pastry brush

    Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F. Melt butter and lightly brush a baking dish with it. One by one, brush one side of each phyllo dough sheet with melted butter and layer them into the baking dish. Make sure that the edges of the sheets overhang the rim oft he baking sheet. Add the spinach mixture and smooth the top. Fold overhanging phyllo dough over the spinach filling, so it’s partly covered with dough. Brush the top of the phyllo dough with remaining melted butter.

  • Step 4/4

    Bake spinach pie at 160°C/320°F for approx. 45 min., or until golden brown. Enjoy!

    Bake spinach pie at 160°C/320°F for approx. 45 min., or until golden brown. Enjoy!