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Spanakopita Recipe

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


Submitted by meyeli01

Makes 6 servings



from The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen - a Greek Spinach pastry

Recipe Ingredients for Spanakopita

2 cups crumbled feta cheese
5 eggs
2 tbs flour
3 tbs butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. basil
2 cups cottage cheese
1/2 tsp oregano
2 lbs fresh spinach

Recipe Directions for Spanakopita

  1. Have on hand: a 1 lb package defrosted filo dough & 1/2 lb melted butter

  2. Spread melted butter on a 9 x 13 baking pan. Place strudel leaf in the pan (it will outsize the pan. Let the edges climb the sides.) and brush generously with butter. Keep layers of dough coming one on top of another, brushing each with butter. When you have a pile of 8 leaves, spread on half the filling. Continue with another stack of 8 or so leaves (don't skimp on the butter), then apply the remaining filling, spreading it to the edges. Fold the excess filo down the edges, making little tidy corners.

  3. Pile as many more layers of filo and butter as your baking pan will accomodate. Butter the top most leaf and sprinke with a tablespoon of whole anise or fennel seeds, if you have some on hand.

  4. Bake uncovered, about 45 minutes--till golden. @375

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 342.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
355
Calories from Fat
199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.1g
34%
Saturated Fat
13.3g
67%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
221mg
74%
Sodium
1076mg
45%
Potassium
1031mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
14.4g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
26.9g
Vitamin A 296% Vitamin C 73%
Calcium 48% Iron 30%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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