Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

11:20 am on 22 February 2016

A Greek style spinach and feta pie wrapped in light and flaky golden brown phyllo dough. The abundance of fresh herbs including dill as what truly makes this pie special.

Prep Time: 20 minutes / Cook Time: 40 minutes (Total Time: 1 hour)
Serves 4

Ingredients

Spanikopita
  • 900 gms spinach, steamed, squeezed, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough

Method

Mix the spinach, feta, dill, parsley, green onions, eggs, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Brush the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking pan with olive oil.

Brush the top of a sheet of phyllo dough with olive oil and place it in the pan. (You may have to cut the phyllo dough to fit the pan.) Repeat until you have 6 layers.

Place the spinach mixture on top of the phyllo dough.

Brush the top of a sheet of phyllo dough with olive oil and place it on the spinach. Repeat until you have 6 layers.

Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until golden brown on top, about 30-50 minutes.

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