Spanakopita (Greek Spinach pie)

Spanakopita (greek Spinach Pie) Recipe

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Kathy Carlson

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@Gr8cook17

Everyone should have a Greek Grandma living next door. I have lots of lovely memories of her but when someone mentions her name, I start salivating for her recipes like Pablov's dog. My favorite was the pastries but this was how she made me gobble down my veggies!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
8"x 8" pan
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

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  • 1 Reg B box
    frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, squeezed
  • 4 slice
    cooked, applewood bacon (crisp) chopped
  • 1 large
    chopped leek (may use onion)
  • 3/4 c
    crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 c
    romano cheese, grated (or parm)
  • 3 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour (for roux)
  • 1 c
    milk (for roux)
  • 16 sheet(s)
    phyllo dough, buttered & stacked in 8s twice
  • pinch
    salt, pepper & a little nutmeg in roux

How to Make Spanakopita (Greek Spinach pie)

Step-by-Step

  1. Sauté leek (S) or onions in 2 tbsps. butter until caramelized. Stir in spinach that has been thawed and squeezed dry. Cool.
  2. Keep Phyllo covered with damp t-towel. brush 8 pieces with melted 2 Tbsps of remaining butter. (I sometimes add some good Olive Oil with butter.)The phyllo should fit in 8x8 pan and fold up the sides.
  3. Make a roux with milk and flour. Beat eggs & mix with spinach/cheese, onion mixture & Roux. Add S&P & touch of nutmeg in the roux. Put into phyllo-lined pan. Sprinkle with chopped bacon. Prep the other 8 sheets phyllo and cut to fit top of pie.
  4. Bake in 350 degree oven 30 minutes or until cooked to a golden, crisp brown. Serve and cut into squares. I know it sounds like a lot of work but the compliments are sure worth it!

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Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #spinach, #greek, #dough, #Phylo




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