Spanakopita Recipe Video

Spanakopita makes a wonderful side dish at a family meal and it also makes a perfect appetizer for parties. In this video, Eva shows us her take on the traditional Greek dish.

Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Servings6Cuisine
CourseTaste
MethodVegetarian
Main Ingredient, Interest Group

Ingredients

 Frozen spinach1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chopped green onions1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chopped red onions1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chopped dill1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chopped parsley1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Feta cheese1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Ricotta cheese1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Pepper To Taste
 Eggs3
 Puff pastry1
 Flour1 Cup (16 tbs), to make dough
 Butter1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Milk2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 434 Calories from Fat 253

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.1%

Saturated Fat 15.2 g75.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 176.3 mg

Sodium 407.7 mg17%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 3.6 g

Protein 16 g32.9%

Vitamin A 106.4% Vitamin C 34.6%

Calcium 29.5% Iron 18.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Allow the frozen spinach to defrost and squeeze out all the excess water. Coarsely chop the spinach and place it in a large bowl. Finely chop the green onions, red onions, dill, and parsley and add this to the spinach. Add the feta cheese, ricotta cheese, and eggs to the mixture and season with freshly ground pepper. Using your hands, mix all of the ingredients together.

Allow the puff pastry to defrost and separate it into two equal parts. Flatten the pastry with a rolling pin (the same way you would with pizza dough) to fit the size of a medium size pan. Butter the pan and lay out half of the puff pastry on the pan. Brush some melted butter on the dough and add the spinach mixture on top.

With your fingers, lightly dampen the top edge of the pan with a little water.

Place the second half of the puff pastry on top of the spinach and cheese mixture. Fold in the edges. Use a fork to help you fold in the edges. Butter the top layer with butter and brush a little bit of milk on top as well.

Cut the dough into squares (but don’t push your knife all the way down, just pierce the top layer).
Allow it to bake in the oven for 1 hour. Afterward allow the spanakopita to cool for a few minutes before you serve.

Enjoy!
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Editors Review

If you think that making spinach pastry and cheese pie is an all-day affair, you are in for a big surprise. Eva tells you how to make perfect pastry and pie in a matter of few hours. Treat this wonderful Greek dish to your family at dinners.
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