• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 8 Servings


  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Greek

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Spinach, fresh
  • 1 lb Filo dough
  • 1/2 lb Feta cheese
  • 7 Eggs
  • 1 Onion, diced


Dice the onion and saute it until golden brown.

While the onion is cooking, wash the spinach. Put it in a bowl and rub
lots of salt into it. Let the spinach/salt sit for 15 minutes. This is
meant to reduce the volume of spinach. An alternative to this is to barely
steam the spinach (30-60 seconds).

Beat the eggs. Crumble the feta cheese and add to the eggs. Note that feta
cheese is fairly salty. You can replace half or all of it with ricotta

Rinse all the salt out of the spinach. Add it and the onions to the
eggs/cheese and mix. Also add some spices. The original recipes calls for
salt, pepper and oregano. I use basil.

Melt some butter (at least 2 oz). Butter the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking
dish. Lay the filo down one layer at a time, brushing butter on each
layer. Turn each successive layer a little so they are not all piled
directly on top of each other. The filo will hang over the sides of the
dish. Continue until you have 3-5 sheets of filo left.

Pour the filling into the filo. Fold the filo that hangs over the side
over the filling. Place the last pieces of filo on top, buttering each as
you go. Trim off the filo that hangs over the edge of the dish. These last
pieces serve to cover the filling.

Make two or three slits with a knife in the top layers of filo that go all
the way down to the filling. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 50 minutes.


* Greek spinach and cheese pie This recipe is from the Vegetarian
Epicure by Anna Thomas. It takes lots of time to make, but is well worth

* You can vary the filling to suit your tastes. We've thought of adding

* My husband complains about how thick and hard to cut the bottom of the
spanakopita is. His suggestions (none of which I've tried) include using
more butter and alternating layers of filo and filling.

: Difficulty: moderate.
: Time: 45 minutes preparation, 1 hour cooking.
: Precision: no need to measure.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?