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Easiest Spanakopita Recipe – Greek Spinach Pie

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Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 35 mins
Servings 8
Calories 240
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
Description

I had guests coming over for an evening and wanted a yummy impressive snack. Spanakopita came to mind. I didn't want to buy the ones in the grocery store, however. So, I decided to make up my own. Let me tell you, they were an instant hit.

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Ingredients
  • 6 medium sheets of phyllo pastry
  • 1 large bag of spinach 300 grams or 10 oz, boiled and squeezed (You can also use frozen spinach.)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add the spinach, feta, dill, garlic, and pepper to a bowl. Mix until well combined.

  2. Lay 6 sheets of phyllo dough out (10 inches by 13 inches stacked together) and cut them into 3 equal sections.

  3. Lay one section out and brush some melted butter over it. Lay another section over it and brush more butter.

  4. Scoop up about a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and put it on the bottom of the strip of dough. Fold it over so a triangle forms. Continue folding back and forth into triangles until you reach the end of the strip. Brush some more butter over the top.

  5. Continue the above process for the remaining strips and mixture.

  6. Place the spanakopita triangles into a 375 F preheated oven for about 20 minutes until browned.

  7. Serve and enjoy your spanakopita. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.9g13%
Saturated Fat 3.6g18%
Cholesterol 18.3mg7%
Sodium 680mg29%
Potassium 485mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 28.6g10%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g18%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 12.3g25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

Note

As always, you can adjust the seasoning according to your liking. Even add different seasoning if you wish.

Frozen spinach can also be used. Just be sure to let it thaw and squeeze out any excess water.

Keywords: Greek Recipes, Appetizers, Snacks, Pastry
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking!