Mushroom Spanakopita

Mushroom Spanakopita Recipe

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Heidi Hoerman

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@heidicookssupper

This is a variation on spanakopita, adding mushrooms and garlic to the feta and spinach filling.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4 to 8

Ingredients

2 Tbl+1/4 c
olive oil
1 medium
onion, chopped
8 oz
mushrooms, trimmed and chopped
4 clove
garlic, minced
9 oz
well washed spinach leaves
4 large
eggs
8 oz
feta cheese
1 tsp
scant, salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground white pepper
1/2 lb
phyllo sheets, thawed according to package instructions,

How to Make Mushroom Spanakopita

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a large skillet with a cover, over medium heat, saute the onion in 2 tablespoons olive oil until translucent.
  • 2Add the mushrooms and continue to saute for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3Stir the garlic into the onions and mushrooms to coat with the oil. Set the heat to medium low.
  • 4Pile the spinach on top of the mushroom mixture, cover, and let steam until the spinach is well wilted. Stir mixture to coat the spinach.
  • 5Move the spinach mixture to a colander and press with the back of a spoon to remove most of the liquid. Allow to cool sufficiently that it will not cook the eggs. (This is a good time to start assembling the bottom layer of phyllo.)
  • 6In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper. Fold the crumbled feta and drained spinach mixture into the eggs.
  • 7Preheat the oven to 400F while you work with the phyllo and filling. Using a brush and the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil, assemble the spanakopita.
  • 8For the bottom layer, oil a 9"x13" baking pan. Lay a sheet of phyllo on the pan and brush lightly with olive oil. Repeat with 1/3 of the phyllo sheets (6-8 sheets). Spread with 1/2 the filling.
  • 9Repeat with the next 1/3 of the sheets of phyllo, lightly spreading oil on each. Cover with the other half of the filling.
  • 10Top with the remaining sheets of phyllo, oiling each, making sure the top layer is thoroughly coated with oil. Poke any dry edges sticking up down into oil and filling.
  • 11Bake 40 minutes until golden on top. Allow to sit ten minutes or more before serving.

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