Spanakopita Recipe

Summary

MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Fresh spinach2 Pound, washed, trimmed, dried, and finely chopped
 Chopped onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Phyllo leaves/Strudel dough16 Ounce (1 Package, If Frozen, Place In Refrigerator Overnight To Defrost)
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
 Gruyere cheese1 Pound, grated

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4165 Calories from Fat 2211

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 251 g385.4%

Saturated Fat 144.2 g720.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 740.8 mg

Sodium 4325 mg180.2%

Total Carbohydrates 317 g105.8%

Dietary Fiber 29.6 g118.6%

Sugars 16.2 g

Protein 199 g397.1%

Vitamin A 1843.4% Vitamin C 429.8%

Calcium 570% Iron 213.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Generously butter a 9 by 13 by 2 pan.
In a medium bowl, combine spinach with chopped onion.
Stack phyllo on work surface; cover with waxed paper and damp towel to prevent drying.
Remove top sheet of phyllo and place in buttered pan; brush with melted butter.
Spread a thin layer of spinach-onion mixture over phyllo.
Layer the next sheet of phyllo in pan; brush with melted butter.
Sprinkle a thin layer of cheese evenly over phyllo sheet.
Proceed with layering, using above technique, until all of spinach mixture and cheese have been used.
Butter each remaining sheet of phyllo and place over top, folding ends under as necessary to fit the pan.
Brush top with butter.
Make 5 or 6 slits through top of pastry with sharp knife, to allow steam to escape during baking.
Bake until golden and crisp, about 40 minutes.
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