spanakopita
Spanakopita
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Spanakopita is a classic Greek spinach and feta cheese pie that is easy to make and a family favourite. Make restaurant quality Spanakopita with this recipe. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6
Author: Tamara at Foodieverse
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 8 cups fresh spinach, washed or 4 cups frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup spring onion (scallions)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 grams feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 phyllo sheets keep covered with damp cloth
  • extra olive oil for brushing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180c.

  2. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. 

  3. Add spinach and salt and cook till wilted, 3-4 minutes. If using frozen spinach, cook till soft. 

  4. Add spring onion, parsley and nutmeg. Cook 2 minutes. 

  5. Drain excess liquid and set aside in a bowl. 

  6. Crack 2 eggs in the greens mixture and add black pepper. Stir until well combined.

  7. Crumble feta cheese and lightly combine with spinach mixture.

  8. Place 3 phyllo sheets in a dish, brushing each sheet with oil as you go.

  9. Place the spinach/cheese filling. 

  10. Fold sheets over. Oil the top then place one more sheet and oil it well. 

  11. Bake at 180c for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

  12. Slice while warm. Enjoy!