Spanakopita Recipes

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Provided by Rachael Ray : Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 30m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, half a turn of the pan
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
Salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground or freshly grated
4 ounces feta with black pepper or plain feta, crumbled into tiny bits
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons sour cream
4 (13 by 17-inch) sheets, defrosted phyllo pastry dough
3 tablespoons melted butter


  • Place oven rack in center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.
  • Preheat a small pan over medium to medium high heat. Add oil and onion and saute 5 minutes. Place onion in a bowl. Add chopped dry, defrosted spinach and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add feta to the bowl and combine it with spinach. Add beaten egg and sour cream to the bowl and combine with cheese, spinach and onion.
  • On a large work surface, place 1 sheet of phyllo. Paint half of the sheet with a little melted butter, paying extra attention to your perimeter. Fold sheet in half. Pile 1/4 of your spinach mixture into a log shape working 2 inches from bottom and each side. Tuck bottom up and fold both sides in, then roll and wrap upwards until you reach the edge of the dough sheet. Each pastry will resemble an egg roll. Paint the seam and the ends of the roll with butter and set roll seam side down on a cookie sheet. Repeat and make 4 rolls. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly golden all over and serve.


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This is an authentic, really rich pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enfolded by crispy, flaky phyllo dough.

Provided by SILVERWOLF

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     European     Greek

Time 1h30m

Yield 5

Number Of Ingredients 11

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds spinach, rinsed and chopped
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup ricotta cheese
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
8 sheets phyllo dough
¼ cup olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x9 inch square baking pan.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, green onions and garlic, until soft and lightly browned. Stir in spinach and parsley, and continue to saute until spinach is limp, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta, and feta. Stir in spinach mixture. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough in prepared baking pan, and brush lightly with olive oil. Lay another sheet of phyllo dough on top, brush with olive oil, and repeat process with two more sheets of phyllo. The sheets will overlap the pan. Spread spinach and cheese mixture into pan and fold overhanging dough over filling. Brush with oil, then layer remaining 4 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing each with oil. Tuck overhanging dough into pan to seal filling.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. Cut into squares and serve while hot.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 494.1 calories, Carbohydrate 31.5 g, Cholesterol 100.3 mg, Fat 34.7 g, Fiber 7.4 g, Protein 18.2 g, SaturatedFat 11.5 g, Sodium 893.9 mg, Sugar 5.4 g


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Provided by Food Network

Categories     appetizer

Time 1h25m

Yield 60 triangles or 1 (9 by 13inch

Number Of Ingredients 9

1/3 cup olive oil
2 pounds spinach, washed and drained
1 bunch scallions, white and green parts, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled
1 to 2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 pound filo pastry sheets


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large saute pan, add half of the spinach and saute until spinach wilts, tossing with tongs, about 2 minutes. Remove spinach and squeeze out excess liquid, then chop roughly. Repeat with remaining spinach, using 1 more tablespoon of olive oil. Pour off any liquid from the pan, and add remaining olive oil. Add scallions and saute until soft, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the spinach to the scallions, along with the parsley, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes, then remove from heat to cool. (This part can be done ahead and kept refrigerated).
  • Stir the feta and as much beaten egg to moisten the cooled spinach mixture.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a baking sheet with some of the melted butter.
  • Unroll the filo dough on a flat surface and keep it covered with waxed paper and a damp towel so it doesn't dry out and become brittle. Using a sharp knife, cut the filo into 3 by 11 inch strips, and recover with the towel. Use a pastry brush to brush a strip of filo with melted butter. Place a small spoonful of spinach filling 1 inch from the end of the pastry. Fold the end over the filling to form a triangle, then continue to fold up the strip in triangles, like folding up a flag. Continue with remaining strips of dough, placing filled triangles on the baking sheet and keeping them covered with a towel until all are ready to bake.
  • Brush the triangles lightly with butter, then bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Serve hot. (These may be frozen before baking, layering waxed paper between layers of triangles to keep them from sticking. Bake frozen triangles an extra 10 minutes.)


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Greek spinach pie.

Provided by Bea Gassman

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     European     Greek

Time 1h50m

Yield 10

Number Of Ingredients 11

3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 ½ cups finely chopped onion
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 ¼ cups shredded Swiss cheese
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 dash ground cinnamon
1 cup butter, melted
1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Place spinach in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain and press to remove all water. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until tender, but do not brown. Stir in cooked spinach and continue cooking until all moisture has evaporated. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl combine feta cheese, Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley and cinnamon. Stir in spinach and onion mixture.
  • Brush the bottom of a 17x11 inch jelly roll pan with butter. Place 1 sheet of dough in the bottom of the pan; brush with butter. Continue to layer 13 more sheets of dough, brushing every other sheet with butter. Spread spinach and cheese mixture over dough. Continue layering with remaining dough, brushing every other sheet with butter. Tuck edges of dough under. Brush top sheet with butter and, using a sharp knife, score top layer into diamonds.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 496.1 calories, Carbohydrate 31.1 g, Cholesterol 125.2 mg, Fat 34.5 g, Fiber 3.4 g, Protein 17.2 g, SaturatedFat 20 g, Sodium 816 mg, Sugar 3.2 g


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This classic spinach pie is made with phyllo dough.

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Dessert & Treats Recipes     Pie & Tarts Recipes

Yield Makes one 11-by-15-inch pie

Number Of Ingredients 11

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound frozen phyllo pastry
4 bunches (3 1/4 pounds) fresh spinach, washed, stemmed, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups finely chopped scallion, light-green and white parts only
1 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
6 large eggs, beaten
1/2 pound small-curd cottage cheese
1 pound feta cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
1/4 cup uncooked cream of wheat


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt butter and oil together over low heat. Brush an 11-by-15-by-2-inch baking pan with butter-oil mixture. Layer 7 sheets of phyllo in pan, brushing each with butter mixture. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine remaining ingredients, except phyllo.
  • Spread about 2 cups spinach filling over phyllo in pan. Cover with 2 sheets phyllo, brushing each with butter mixture. Repeat layering 2 cups filling and 2 sheets phyllo, brushing each with butter mixture, until all filling has been used, about 4 more layers.
  • Top with 7 more sheets of phyllo, brushing each with butter mixture. Press gently around the edges so layers adhere. Prick surface all over with a toothpick.
  • Bake 15 minutes, reduce heat to 300 degrees and continue baking until pastry is golden, about 1 hour. Let stand 1 hour before serving.


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Spinach and Feta Phyllo Triangles

Categories     Cheese     Leafy Green     Appetizer     Bake     Vegetarian     Phyllo/Puff Pastry Dough     Pastry     Gourmet     Sugar Conscious     Kidney Friendly     Pescatarian     Peanut Free     Tree Nut Free     Soy Free     Kosher

Yield Makes 30 pastries

Number Of Ingredients 5

1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 lb baby spinach
1/2 lb feta, crumbled (scant 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
10 (17- by 12-inch) phyllo sheets, thawed if frozen


  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, then cook spinach, stirring, until wilted and tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool, about 10 minutes. Squeeze handfuls of spinach to remove as much liquid as possible, then coarsely chop. Transfer to a bowl and stir in feta, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Melt remaining 1 stick butter in a small saucepan, then cool.
  • Cover phyllo stack with 2 overlapping sheets of plastic wrap and then a dampened kitchen towel.
  • Take 1 phyllo sheet from stack and arrange on a work surface with a long side nearest you (keeping remaining sheets covered) and brush with some butter. Top with another phyllo sheet and brush with more butter. Cut buttered phyllo stack crosswise into 6 (roughly 12- by 2 3/4-inch) strips.
  • Put a heaping teaspoon of filling near 1 corner of a strip on end nearest you, then fold corner of phyllo over to enclose filling and form a triangle. Continue folding strip (like a flag), maintaining triangle shape. Put triangle, seam side down, on a large baking sheet and brush top with butter. Make more triangles in same manner, using all of phyllo.
  • Bake triangles in middle of oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool slightly.


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Fresh herbs and vegetables are the focal point of this Greek-inspired meal that includes this spinach pie made with flaky store-bought phyllo dough.

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Dessert & Treats Recipes     Pie & Tarts Recipes

Time 55m

Number Of Ingredients 12

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound baby spinach
1 large egg
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
10 sheets phyllo dough (each 17 by 12 inches), thawed if frozen
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Add garlic, and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Gradually add spinach, and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in egg, herbs, feta, salt, and pepper.
  • Lay 1 sheet phyllo on a parchment-lined baking sheet (cover remaining phyllo with a damp towel), and brush with butter. Repeat twice. Spread spinach mixture on center. Top with 3 more buttered sheets. Fold in sides. Butter remaining 4 sheets; crumple over top. Bake until dark golden, about 40 minutes.


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The secret to my spanakopita is 3 kinds of onion - red onion, spring onions and leek. If you are lacking one, just add more of the others, but this is the 'secret ingredient' to an excellent pie. Enjoy!

Provided by evelynathens

Categories     Lunch/Snacks

Time 1h30m

Yield 15-18 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 lb country-style phyllo pastry (if you can't get that, regular phyllo pastry will do)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, approximately
1/4 cup olive oil
2 lbs spinach, cleaned, tough stems removed
6 spring onions, cleaned, sliced in 1/4 inch lengths
1 leek, white and tender part of green, cleaned, sliced in 1/4 inch lengths (if very large, slice leek in half lengthwise before slicing)
1 medium red onion, chopped fine
3/4 cup fresh dill, minced
1/2-3/4 lb feta cheese, crumbled (this is a matter of personal taste. I like my spanakopita 'sweeter' and therefore use the lesser amo)
3 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper


  • Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onions and leek until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and saute until the leaves have wilted and the liquid has cooked off, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool somewhat. When cool enough to handle, finely chop the spinach and place in a large bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Lightly oil (always use olive oil!) a 12 inch in diameter, metal baking pan (you can use a larger baking pan - you will just have a thinner pita, but don't use a smaller one), or a 10 x 15 inch rectangular baking pan.
  • Add dill and feta cheese to the spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste (careful with the salt - the feta will add quite a bit of its own). Pour the eggs over and give a stir to combine well.
  • Open up the phyllo pastry and place on a work surface. If using the country style pastry proceed, if using the thinner phyllo; cover with a damp cloth. (Continue to cover the pastry sheets with the damp cloth each time you remove one as you prepare the pie.).
  • Layer the phyllo in the pan, allowing the edges to hang over the sides of the pan, brushing each phyllo layer generously with olive oil.
  • Use up half the phyllo sheets to make the bottom pastry layer, allowing excess pastry to drape over edge of pan.
  • Put the spinach mixture in and press the top down gently to smooth filling. Tuck in the pastry draping over the edges.
  • Repeat layering with the remaining phyllo, oiling each sheet generously.
  • Using a sharp knife, score the upper layers of pastry into the size pieces you will want to serve once the pie is baked- BE CAREFUL NOT TO CUT THROUGH BOTTOM PASTRY.
  • Bake the pie in the middle of the oven for approximately 40-45 minutes until it is golden brown. For the last 15-20 minutes, I put my baking pan directly on the oven floor to crisp it better.
  • Cool till just warm (we never, but never eat this hot! The flavours just wouldn't come through properly). Cut into serving pieces and serve either just warm or at room temperature.
  • Note: If my spinach filling appears to be too 'wet', I often take 2 of the phyllo sheets and use them as a 'layer' between the spinach filling; these sheets absorb the extra liquid (they must not be brushed with oil).
  • It's also worth noting that Greeks love their olive oil! I have used olive oil with a lighter hand than most Greeks in this recipe - but it may still be too much for you. Feel free to add the amount you feel most comfortable with, but be aware that flavour may be compromised.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 263.1, Fat 17.1, SaturatedFat 4.6, Cholesterol 50.7, Sodium 380.9, Carbohydrate 20.8, Fiber 2.3, Sugar 1.6, Protein 7.6


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For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all the wonderful taste of the classic version-buttery phyllo with a spinach-cheese filling-but is so simple to do. -Barbara Smith, Chipley, Florida

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Appetizers

Time 55m

Yield 10-1/2 dozen.

Number Of Ingredients 6

1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups crumbled feta cheese
1 cup 4% small-curd cottage cheese
3/4 cup butter, melted
16 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix egg, spinach and cheeses. Brush a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with some of the butter., Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough in prepared pan; brush with butter. Layer with 7 additional phyllo sheets, brushing each layer. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Spread top with spinach mixture. Top with remaining phyllo dough, brushing each sheet with butter., Freeze, covered, 30 minutes. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1-in. squares. Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 21 calories, Fat 2g fat (1g saturated fat), Cholesterol 6mg cholesterol, Sodium 40mg sodium, Carbohydrate 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, Fiber 0 fiber), Protein 1g protein.


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A great finger food for get togethers. Easy to make and so good with flaky phyllo dough and spinach.

Provided by Allybee Z

Categories     Lunch/Snacks

Time 1h15m

Yield 16 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 14

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
20 ounces frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
salt and pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons hot sauce (I use Frank's Red Hot)
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 egg, beaten
1 cup small curd cottage cheese
14 sheets phyllo dough, defrosted
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons olive oil


  • Cook the onions in a saute pan with 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil until soft and translucent (4 minute on medium).
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about another 2 min.).
  • Combine onions, garlic, spinach, salt and pepper, hot sauce, egg, feta, Parmesan, and cottage cheeses together in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons each of melted butter and olive oil.
  • Grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  • Place one sheet of phyllo on the bottom of the dish brush with the butter mixture.
  • Top with another sheet of phyllo dough and brush with butter mixture.
  • Repeat this process until you have a total of seven sheets of phyllo dough.
  • Spread all of the spinach mixture over the top of the last layer of dough.
  • Then repeat the process of layering the remaining Place one sheet of phyllo over the spinach mixture and paint it with the oil mixture.
  • Repeat with the remaining seven sheets of dough, brushing each new layer with the butter mixture, making sure to butter the top layer.
  • Bake at 375°F until the top is golden brown (about 45 minutes).
  • Cut spanakopita to make little triangles.


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Spanakopita, the classic Greek savory pie, is elegant and impressive, yet easy to make. The star ingredient is spinach, and lots of it (two pounds to be exact). This pie tastes best when made with fresh spinach, though you could also use the same amount of frozen spinach - just be sure to thaw completely and squeeze out all the excess water before using. This recipe can be baked a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator overnight, then rewarmed at 400 degrees until heated through, about 15 minutes. Cut into small squares or triangles to serve as an appetizer, or for a more complete meal, serve larger squares of the pie alongside soup or salad.

Provided by Kay Chun

Categories     casseroles, vegetables, main course

Time 2h

Yield One 9-by-13-inch pie

Number Of Ingredients 12

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
5 scallions, trimmed and finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
Kosher salt and black pepper
2 pounds baby spinach (32 ounces)
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups crumbled feta (6 ounces)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup/115 grams unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
8 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed and halved crosswise


  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium. Add onion, scallions and garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 minutes.
  • In batches, stir in spinach until wilted, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Strain spinach mixture through a sieve, pressing out excess liquid to prevent a soggy crust. Transfer to a large bowl and cool for 5 minutes. Add eggs, feta, Parmesan and parsley and stir until combined.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch pan (2 inches deep) with butter. Lay one half sheet of phyllo dough in baking dish. Using a pastry brush, brush dough with butter. Repeat 7 more times to form crust. Spread spinach mixture evenly over crust. Brush one half sheet of phyllo dough with butter and lay on top of filling, butter side up. Repeat with remaining 7 sheets of dough. Using a serrated knife, lightly score top layer of dough into squares (this will make it easier to cut once baked). Bake until crust is lightly golden and filling is heated through, 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm.


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This traditional Greek spinach and feta cheese pie gets a healthier makeover - we've slashed the fat, salt and calories

Provided by Angela Nilsen

Categories     Dinner, Lunch, Main course, Supper

Time 1h35m

Number Of Ingredients 15

500g fresh spinach
3 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 shallot , finely chopped
6 spring onions , ends trimmed, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
generous pinch of ground nutmeg
200g ricotta
1 large egg , beaten
2 tbsp chopped dill , plus 1 rounded tsp
2 tbsp snipped chives
2 tsp chopped mint
5 sheets filo pastry (each about 46 x 25cm and about 250g total weight)
100g feta
minted yogurt dip (see tip), to serve (optional)
tomato, cucumber & pepper salad (see tip), to serve (optional)


  • Pack the spinach into a large heatproof bowl. Pour boiling water over and press the spinach down with a wooden spoon. Leave for 1 min to wilt, stirring a couple of times so all the leaves are submerged. Tip into a large colander and place under running cold water to cool quickly. Drain well - squeeze out any excess water by pressing the spinach down with the wooden spoon, then squeezing with your hands. Using kitchen paper, pat the spinach dry into a compact shape, lay it on a board and roughly chop, then set aside.
  • Heat 2 tsp of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the shallot, spring onions and garlic, and fry over a high-ish heat for 3-4 mins, stirring often, until softened and just starting to brown. Lower the heat, tip in the spinach and stir for 1 min only to finish drying. Season with pepper and a good pinch of nutmeg, and leave to cool.
  • Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and put a baking sheet in to heat up. In a bowl, stir the ricotta into the beaten egg and mix in the 2 tbsp dill, the chives and mint. Season with pepper and a pinch of salt.
  • Lightly oil a 20cm square x 4cm deep cake tin. Mix the remaining oil with the 1 rounded tsp dill. Lay the filo pastry sheets on a large board. Brush the top one with a little of the dill oil, then carefully lower it into the tin to line the base and 2 of the sides, with an overhang on both sides. The pastry doesn't have to fit in smoothly - a few wrinkles and folds in it are fine. Brush a bit more oil over the second pastry sheet and this time lay it down in the tin the other way round, so it drapes over and lines the base and the other 2 sides. The tin should now be completely covered, with a pastry overhang all round. Repeat the criss-cross layering with 2 more oiled filo sheets.
  • Stir the ricotta mixture into the spinach, then crumble in the feta. Lightly stir it in so you leave a few chunky pieces. Spoon this filling into the lined tin and level it. Bring the pastry sides up and over the filling, then brush a little oil over them. Brush the remainder of the oil over the last filo sheet on the board. Cut the sheet in half widthways and lay one half over at a time, in big folds, to cover the filling and give you a pastry topping.
  • Place the tin on the heated baking sheet and bake for 25-30 mins until the pastry is crisp and golden. Leave to cool for 10-15 mins. Remove the tin and transfer to a serving plate. If your tin doesn't have a loose bottom, carefully upturn it onto a flat board, then flip it over onto the serving plate. Serve warm or cold with minted yogurt dip and a tomato, cucumber & pepper salad (see below), if you like.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 274 calories, Fat 15 grams fat, SaturatedFat 5 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 22 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 4 grams sugar, Fiber 4 grams fiber, Protein 12 grams protein, Sodium 1.4 milligram of sodium


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I love having appetizers on hand in the freezer, especially when the holiday season is fast approaching. This easy spanakopita recipe is one of my all-time favorites. Everyone loves them, they're easy to prep and they bake up in about 20 minutes. —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Appetizers

Time 1h

Yield 2-1/2 dozen.

Number Of Ingredients 12

2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill
3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
15 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)
1/2 cup butter, melted
Optional: Tzatziki sauce, lemon wedges and fresh dill sprigs


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, mix the first 9 ingredients. Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; brush with butter. Layer with 2 additional phyllo sheets, brushing each layer. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.), Arrange 3/4 cup spinach mixture in a narrow row along the long end of phyllo to within 1 in. of edges. Fold bottom edge of phyllo over filling, then roll up. Brush end of phyllo dough with butter and press to seal. Repeat 4 times with phyllo sheets, butter and the spinach mixture. Place rolls on a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan, seam side down., Cut rolls diagonally into 2-in. pieces (do not separate). Brush tops with remaining butter. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. If desired, serve with tzatziki sauce, lemon wedges and dill sprigs. , Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked rolls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until firm. Transfer to a freezer container; return to freezer. To use, bake rolls on a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan in a preheated 375° oven until heated through and golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 96 calories, Fat 8g fat (4g saturated fat), Cholesterol 29mg cholesterol, Sodium 155mg sodium, Carbohydrate 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 2g protein.


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Traditional greek feta & spinach pie with filo pastry

Provided by harley121202

Time 1h30m

Yield Serves 8

Number Of Ingredients 0


  • Trim the roots from the English spinach, or if using silverbeet, remove leaves from tough stems. Wash leaves and drain well. Coarsely shred the leaves and tender stalks of the spinach and set aside.
  • Place the feta in a large bowl and coarsely mash with a fork. Add the ricotta, kefalograviera, eggs, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, pepper and oil. Mix with the fork to combine. Add the spinach and set aside while preparing the pastry case.
  • Preheat oven to 180?C.=2 0Lightly grease a 20cm x 30cm x 5cm deep baking dish.
  • Lay the filo out on a bench. Cover with a dry tea towel then a damp one to keep it from drying out. Line dish with a sheet of filo and butter the filo. Top with another sheet of filo and butter and continue until about half the sheets of filo are used.
  • Using your hand or a large metal spoon, gently mix the spinach filling until thoroughly combined. Pour into the prepared pastry base and spread evenly. Top with remaining filo, buttering each sheet, ensuring the final sheet is well buttered. Trim any overhanging pastry and tuck in the sides.
  • Use a sharp knife to mark pastry top into diamonds, allowing the knife to pierce the pastry once or twice to allow air to escape during baking. Sprinkle lightly with water and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until well browned and set. Gently shake the pan and the spanakopita will slide easily when cooked. Cover with foil if over browning. Cool on rack for 15 minutes before cutting to serve.

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2020-04-02 Add the frozen spinach to the skillet with the onions. Sauté until completely defrosted and most of the liquid has completely evaporated (about 3 minutes) Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the chopped fresh dill or other herbs (1/4 cup), the eggs (2), lemon zest, about half of the crumbled feta, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

Directions. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. And line cookie sheet with parchment paper. In large skilled on medium heat, warm olive oil then add green onions and …

2021-05-10 Making your spanakopita filling. In the bowl of a tabletop mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the feta and ricotta cheese. Add the dill, salt, pepper, olive oil, and scallions. Mix until combined. Add the spinach in a few batches until combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

2020-01-22 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add half the spinach to the pan and cook until wilted. Add the remaining spinach to the pan. Cook for 3 …

2022-03-29 Transfer to a large bowl. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and green onions and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes if …

Heat a medium pan with one tablespoon olive oil. Sauté the onions until soft. Add the spinach (make sure you have squeezed out the water). Sauté spinach with onion for a few minutes. Add the herbs, nutmeg and sugar and sauté for 2-3 minutes more. Set aside and let it cool. Grate half of the feta and crumble the rest.

2021-03-19 8 base layers: Layer 8 sheets of filo pastry on the tray, brushing each layer with melted butter. Filling: Spread filling on filo pastry. Smooth surface and leave a 2.5cm / 1" border. 8 Filo topping layers (Note 4): Cover spinach with a …

2021-12-31 Spread the filling evenly in the pan and add 2 sheets of fillo dough on top and brush with butter. Repeat with the remaining sheets, about 12-15, layering 2 sheets at a time and brushing with butter.

2021-08-11 Directions. Preheat oven to 350°F. Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk until combined. Add spinach, scallions, dill, feta, nutmeg, and crushed red pepper and stir to combine. Season with salt and black pepper. Butter bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

Oil the bottom of a large baking tray, place the spanakopita triangles and brush them with some melted butter on top. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 25-30 minutes, until golden and crispy. Serve these delicious traditional Greek spanakopita triangles as a great starter with a Greek feta salad aside. Enjoy!

Add a little olive oil and the spring onions. Sauté until they soften. Tear up the spinach with your hands and add to the pan. Sauté until it softens and all of the liquid evaporates. Transfer to a bowl. Add the mint, hartwort, oregano, dill, lemon zest, feta cheese, cream cheese, salt and a generous amount of freshly ground pepper.

Layer the 2-3 phyllo sheets to form the bottom of the spanakopita, tip in the filling and top with 2-3 more phyllo sheets. Brush the top of the spanakopita with olive oil and scar with a sharp knife. Bake in preheated oven for about 60 minutes until the phyllo is crisp and golden. Leave the spanakopita cool down for 10-15 minutes before cutting ...

2016-12-23 Cover the filling with 3 phyllo layers (don't forget grease well in between). Cut the excess phyllo of the inner 4 layers leaving the remaining 2 outer phyllo sheets to overlap inwards and create a pie ending. Preheat oven to 428 °F/ 220°C. Grease the top of the pie with olive oil and prick a few times with a knife.

2019-05-01 1 / 17. Heat the oil in a large saucepan set over high heat until it shimmers. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until they are soft and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until they have softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, stir well, and cook for …

2015-08-23 If using frozen spinach, defrost spinach and squeeze out all excess moisture in a colander. Using a kitchen cloth or a cheese cloth helps. Chop the scallions and herbs. Transfer spinach, scallions, herbs to a large bowl. Add the both the cheeses, black pepper, and eggs. Mix well (I like to use my hands).

2020-12-06 Make the filling: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring regularly, until it starts to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and dill. Cook with the onions, stirring frequently, until caramelized and soft, about 5 more minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.

2021-11-01 Assemble the pie: Brush the bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch baking dish with melted butter. Unwrap the phyllo and set the stack of sheets next to the pan. Working quickly, brush the top sheet of the phyllo stack with butter and set it in the pan. Repeat buttering and layering the phyllo with 8 more sheets.

2021-09-19 Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts please see recipe card below. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large mixing bowl add the spinach (well drained), parsley, onion, garlic, olive oil, eggs, crumbled feta, ricotta, dill weed, and black pepper and stir until everything for the spanakopita filling is combined well.

2022-05-19 This recipe will yield about 28 triangles. This recipe will store well in the fridge for 2 – 3 days in an airtight container. You can freeze Spanakopita! Just place in an airtight container and it will keep for up to 2 months. You can just pop the Spanakopita in the oven when ready to eat to warm back up, no need to thaw first.

2018-07-04 While the spinach is cooling, use a small frying pan to gently cook the leeks and spring onions in 2 tbsp olive oil with a pinch of salt until they are really soft. Season, then tip into a bowl to cool. Add the spinach, feta and dill, and mix well. STEP 3. Oil a 20 x 20cm baking tin. Brush 4 of the filo sheets with olive oil and use them to ...

Drain the spinach well. Transfer to a bowl. Add the thyme, oregano, fennel seeds, egg and cheese. Season with pepper and mix well. Layer 2 sheets of phyllo dough, each brushed with melted butter. Cut into four strips lengthwise. Repeat with the two remaining sheets. Place 1/4 cup (60 ml) of filling at one end of each strip.

2022-04-22 Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly brush bottom and sides of springform pan with butter. Remove phyllo from packaging and cover with a kitchen towel to prevent drying out. Working quickly, brush ...

2020-03-18 Combine: Add all filling ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined. Spread: Spread evenly over dough. FINISHING: Add the remaining dough, brushing with olive oil every 2 layers like before. Then, use a large sharp knife and gently cut through the top layer of dough (but not all the way to the bottom) and bake.

2019-09-19 Preheat oven to 375-degrees F. STEP 1. Arrange the spanakopita triangles on a parchment-covered baking sheet. STEP 2. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy the Spanakopita Triangles with Tabouli Salad, Fattoush Salad, …

Reduce the oven temperature to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Meanwhile, toast the sesame seeds in a small frying pan over a medium heat until golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside or later. Let the leaves cool, then transfer to a bowl or tray. …

2021-05-11 Add greens mixture to phyllo-lined pie. Fold excess phyllo over greens and drape remaining 2 sheets of phyllo over the top. Drizzle with more olive oil. Slice into portions using a serrated knife. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

2020-04-27 Place on a baking sheet and cover with a kitchen towel. Repeat with remaining filling and phyllo sheets. Brush all the tops of the spanakopita with butter. Place in the oven and bake until golden brow and crispy, about 18-20 minutes.

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. 2. Trim the roots from the spinach or if using silverbeet, cut out the stems. Wash leaves and drain well. Coarsely shred and set aside (see Note).

2018-08-22 Line a baking pan with half the filo: brush each sheet with oil and layer up. Heat the oven to 200C/390F/gas 6. Brush a 30cm x 25cm baking …

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