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Spinach pie is a Greek delicacy also known as “Spanakopita.” If you haven’t tried this delectable treat yet, now is the time! Made with layer upon layer of crunchy phyllo dough, filled with spinach and feta cheese, and baked to golden perfection, spinach pie is a comforting, filling, and scrumptious food.
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Spinach Pie Recipe

Spinach pie is a Greek delicacy also known as “Spanakopita.” If you haven’t tried this delectable treat yet, now is the time! Made with layer upon layer of crunchy phyllo dough, filled with spinach and feta cheese, and baked to golden perfection, spinach pie is a comforting, filling, and scrumptious food.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Author Izzy

Ingredients

For The Filling

  • 16 ounces frozen spinach thawed, well-drained, and chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 bunches flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed dried
  • black pepper freshly grounded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For The Crust

  • 16 ounces phyllo dough thawed
  • 1 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Ensure spinach is well-drained before you begin mixing your filling together.
  • Prepare your filling by combining spinach and the remaining ingredients in a bowl until combined.
  • Gently unroll thawed phyllo sheets and place them between two damp kitchen cloths.
  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish with olive oil.
  • Start assembling your spanakopita by lining your dish with phyllo dough and allowing plenty of dough to hang over the edges. Brush with olive oil and add sheets on top. Brush with more oil and repeat until you have used about 2/3 of the sheets.
  • Spread filling over the phyllo and top with two more sheets. Brush with olive oil.
  • Continue to layer the phyllo sheets on top, brushing each with olive oil, until you have finished the sheets. Splash a few drops of water on top.
  • Fold the flaps of dough hanging over the edges of the dish. It’s ok if you have to crumble the sheets to make them fit. Brush with more olive oil and pre-cut your pieces.
  • Place the baking dish in your preheated oven and cook for about one hour. The spanakopita is ready when the dough is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before cutting into it. Serve warm.