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spanakopita, ( greek spinach pie.)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

My friend, who is Greek and Albanian gave me this recipe. She made it for me once and it was the best one I've had yet!

(1 rating)
yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For spanakopita, ( greek spinach pie.)

  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 lb
    washed, chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 c
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c
    part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 c
    crumbled feta cheese
  • 8
    sheets phyllo dough
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil

How To Make spanakopita, ( greek spinach pie.)

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350. Lightly spray a 9 x 9" baking pan w/ cooking spray. Heat 3 tbsp oil in lg skillet over medium heat. Saute onions, green onions and garlic until soft. Stir in spinach, parsley and lemon juice. Saute until spinach is limp. Remove from heat and cool.
  • 2
    In bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta cheese and feta cheese. Stir in spinach mix. Lay 1 sheet of dough in pan, ( dough will overlap the pan,) brush lightly w/ oil. Lay another sheet of dough over top and brush w/ oil. Repeat w/ 2 more sheets of dough and some oil.
  • 3
    Spread spinach mix evenly onto sheets of dough. Fold overhanging dough over filling. Brush w/ oil. Layer w/ remaining 4 sheets of dough and oil. Tuck in overhanging dough to seal. Bake 40 mins, or until golden brown. Cut into squares.