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(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

My family loves this stuff! It's one of the only ways to get them to eat spinach! My guests are always impressed with this dish even though it's actually very simple to make!

(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For spanakopita

  • 4 pkg
    (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, drained & squeezed dry
  • 1/2 bunch
    fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 sm
    white onion, minced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
    feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 c
    shredded parmesean cheese
  • 3
    eggs, + 1 egg white, beaten together
  • 1
    egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter, melted
  • 1 pkg
    (1 roll) of phyllo sheets

How To Make spanakopita

  • 1
    Put spinach in a colander and use a potato masher to squeeze as much liquid out of the spinach as possible. You want very little moisture in the spinach.
  • 2
    Meanwhile saute onions and garlic in 1 Tbsp. of the melted butter.
  • 3
    In a large bowl mix together spinach, pepper, onions & garlic, fresh parsley, feta and parmesean cheese and eggs. Set aside.
  • 4
    lay phyllo dough out on a board and cover with a damp cloth to keep it from drying out. Layer 10 pieces of phyllo dough brushing each layer with melted butter.
  • 5
    Gently spread spinach mixture over the phyllo dough.
  • 6
    layer 10 pieces of phyllo dough over spinach brushing each layer with melted butter. Cut spanakopita into 8 slices before you bake it.
  • 7
    Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Brush top with a beaten egg yolk in the last five minutes of baking.
  • 8
    Let stand for 15 minutes and serve.