Spanakopita Recipe

Looking for an easy Spanakopita recipe? Learn how to make Spanakopita using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by timita

Makes 8 servings



Delicious spinach and feta pastries from Greece. We replace butter with olive oil to make them more heart healthy.

Recipe Ingredients for Spanakopita

750 grams frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg, beaten
16 ounces phyllo pastry
1/3 cup olive oil

Recipe Directions for Spanakopita

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients, stirring well.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a baking sheet with some of the melted butter.

  3. Unroll the filo dough on a flat surface and keep it covered with waxed paper and a damp towel so it doesn't dry out and become brittle.

  4. Using a sharp knife, cut the filo into 3 by 11 inch strips, and recover with the towel. Use a pastry brush to brush a strip of filo with olive oil. Place a small spoonful of spinach filling 1 inch from the end of the pastry. Fold the end over the filling to form a triangle, then continue to fold up the strip in triangles, like folding up a flag.

  5. Continue with remaining strips of dough, placing filled triangles on the baking sheet and keeping them covered with a towel until all are ready to bake.

  6. Brush the triangles lightly with olive oil, then bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Serve hot. (These may be frozen before baking, layering waxed paper between layers of triangles to keep them from sticking. Bake frozen triangles an extra 10 minutes.)

Categories

Vegetables, Appetizers, Brunch, First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snacks, Greek, Cocktail Party, Thanksgiving, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 194.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
356
Calories from Fat
175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.4g
30%
Saturated Fat
6.6g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Sodium
672mg
28%
Potassium
602mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
34.9g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
11.5g
Vitamin A 180% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 25% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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