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A sliced spanakopita pie in a baking dish.

Spanakopita

Herbs and Flour
Spanakopita is an authentic Greek savoury pie that is stuffed full of spinach, feta, and herbs and enveloped in a flaky, buttery filo crust! It is hands down one of my absolute favourite savoury pies ever!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8 slices
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Filling

  • 1 lb spinach fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups feta cheese crumbled
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • salt and pepper

For the Filo Crust

  • 10 sheets filo (about 1 package)
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and brush a 12 inch quiche pan or baking dish with butter.
  • Add the chopped spinach in a large pot with a couple tablespoons of water and cook it on low heat until it begins to wilt. Remove it form heat and place it in a colander. Press down with a wooden spoon to remove any moisture.
  • Place the spinach in a large bowl and add the remaining filling ingredients. Mix everything well and then set aside.
  • Working with one filo sheet at a time, butter a sheet and place it into the baking dish letting the edges overhang. Do this with 4 more sheets placing them at different angles so they overhang all around the dish.
  • Add the filling to the baking dish and spread it evenly. Top with 3 more buttered filo sheets letting them overhang as you did the base. Then fold all the overhang edges towards the center of the baking pan. Don't worry if they do not completely cover the filling.
  • With the remaining 2 filo sheets, butter them and then scrunch them up as you place them on top of the filling, tucking in any edges so that they do not overhang. Bake in the oven for approximately 40 minutes or until the filo turns a nice golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 11gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 558mgPotassium: 407mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 6020IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 235mgIron: 3mg
Keyword feta, feta cheese, filo, greek food, phyllo, spinach
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