Easy spanakopita recipe

PHOTO RECIPE Easy spanakopita recipe

95 min

traditional Greek spinach pie that is made with crispy phyllo dough layers at the top and bottom, in between there is delicious spinach-cheese-herbs mixture.

95 min


number of servings
  • 7 sheets Phyllo (fillo)at room temperature Added to
  • 80 cup Olive oil (ml) Added to
  • 2 pounds (g) Spinach Added to
  • 1 Large onion(chopped) Added to
  • 2 Spring onions(chopped) Added to
  • 14 volume Parsley(chopped) Added to
  • 14 volume Dill(chopped) Added to
  • 12 oz Feta cheese (g) Added to
  • 12 oz Ricotta cheese (g) Added to
  • to taste salt Added to
  • to taste pepper Added to
  • 14 tsp nutmeg Added to
  • 1 tsp dried oregano Added to
  • 1 lemon Lemon zest Added to


1. Step

Preheat oven to 350F (180C).Make the filling: in a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add chopped onion and sauté over medium heat until golden, add spinach and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the spinach is wilted.

Easy spanakopita recipe - preparation step 1
2. Step

Drain excess liquids and transfer to a large bowl. Crumble the feta cheese and ricotta cheese into the bowl, then add chopped spring onions, parsley, dill, lemon zest and spices. Mix until well combined and set aside.

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3. Step

Assembly: brush the bottom of a 9X13 inch (22X33cm) rectangle pan or 11-inch (28cm) round pan with olive oil. Take a sheet of pastry and place in the baking dish, that way so that some of the pastry hangs over the side. Brush with olive oil. Add 2-3 more sheets in the same manner, and brush them with olive oil between every layer.

Easy spanakopita recipe - preparation step 3
4. Step

Evenly spread the spinach and feta filling over the phyllo crust. Then, cover with 3 layers of phyllo, brushing with oliveoil in between the layers. Fold the flaps or excess from the sides and brush the top layers with olive oil.

Easy spanakopita recipe - preparation step 4
5. Step

Using a very sharp knife cut the pie into rectangles or any other shape.

Easy spanakopita recipe - preparation step 5
6. Step

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

Easy spanakopita recipe - preparation step 6
7. Step

Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with fresh Greek salad.

Easy spanakopita recipe - preparation step 7

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