Mom's Spanakopita

Mom's Spanakopita Recipe

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Christine Wickham


Growing up in a relatively large Greek family, no function was complete without my mom's spanakopita (spinach pie).

Alternately, you can make spanakopita triangles by cutting phyllo into 2" strips, putting a spoonfull of the spinach mixture at one end and then folding the phyllo like a flag.

I wouldn't recommend the "alternate ending" to anyone working with phyllo for the first time. Practice definitely makes perfect.



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1 Hr
30 Min


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3 pkg
frozen, chopped spinach
1/2-3/4 lb
crumbled feta cheese
8 oz
ricotta cheese
8 oz
cottage cheese, small curd
finely chopped scallions and greens
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 pkg
phyllo dough
eggs mixed together
1 c
melted butter (for brushing purposes)

How to Make Mom's Spanakopita


  • 1Drain water from spinach
  • 2Mix cheeses with spinach
  • 3Add scallions & eggs (mix together)
  • 4Place 9 sheets of phyllo dough on the bottom of a large baking pan. (I've always used a 9"x13" glass baking dish. Alternate one sheet of dough, one brushed layer of butter, so on and so forth until 9 sheets are in the pan.
  • 5Add spinach mixture.
  • 6Top the layer of spinach with 7 phyllo sheets. Again, alternate with phyllo, then butter, then phyllo etc. Top layer should be buttered.
  • 7Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • 8Cut with hot, sharp, clean knife in squares or cut at an angle for diamond shapes.

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