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    Greek Spinach Pie (Spanikopita)

    Greek Spinach Pie (Spanikopita). Photo by Nancy's Pantry

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    30 mins

    20 mins

    Carol in Cabo's Note:

    A tasty and easy version of the classic greek spinach cheese pie, an excellent main course.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6-8

    Yield:

    pie

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Drain spinach, using a paper towel squeeze all moisture out.
    3. 3
      Saute onion in a bit of olive oil until golden brown.
    4. 4
      Drain cottage cheese.
    5. 5
      Chop up or crumble cheeses.
    6. 6
      In a large bowl mix cheeses, spinach, onion, eggs and dill. Set aside.
    7. 7
      Remove half the phyllo from the package. Cover with damp cloth. Lay one sheet of dough in a 9X13 baking dish, brush with melted butter. Repeat until the half of the dough has been used. Pour on the spinach/cheese mixture and level with spatula. Top with remaining half of the phyllo dough, brushing each sheet with butter.
    8. 8
      Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and 'puffy'.
    9. 9
      Cut and serve. This is for main course, you can also do in small triangles of dough for an appetizer, but that's too much work for me!
    10. 10
      This freezes very well.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 29, 2014

      55

      I'm reviewing this while having a warm leftover slice of this for breakfast! This is something I will make over and over, I can tell. I made a few changes, based on what I already had on hand: subbed ricotta cheese for the cottage/cream cheese, used oregano instead of dill, and threw in a handful of toasted pine nuts. It's a dream of a veggie entree!

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    • on October 30, 2012

      55

      This is a great recipe and it's easy to make. Thanks for helping me get over the intimidation of working with phyllo dough. DH really liked this dish and I can see where it could be a nice appetizer or be served as a light meal. Will definitely make this dish again. Made for Fall PAC, 2012.

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek Spinach Pie (Spanikopita)

    Serving Size: 1 (267 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 810.4
     
    Calories from Fat 521
    64%
    Total Fat 57.8 g
    89%
    Saturated Fat 33.2 g
    166%
    Cholesterol 218.3 mg
    72%
    Sodium 1422.6 mg
    59%
    Total Carbohydrate 49.8 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    16%
    Sugars 5.6 g
    22%
    Protein 24.6 g
    49%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh dill

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