Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)


  • 4 small green onions
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 packages frozen, chopped spinach, thawed; all excess water squeezed from it
  • 1/2 pound feta cheese
  • 1/2 pint cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 pound filo
  • 1/2 pound butter, melted
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Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

Time: 30 minutes prep, 35 minutes cook
Servings: 12


  1. **Very Important- Filo must be defrosted overnight or for 5 hours before assembling.
  2. Chop onions and add to drained spinach. Add crumbled feta cheese, cottage cheese, well-beaten eggs, dill, parsley and mix well. LIne an 11x14x2" deep pan with 10 buttered sheets of filo pastry, buttering well between each. Add egg/cheese mixture. Top with remaining buttered sheets of filo pastry.
  3. Bake in 425 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.
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I love spanakopita, but it's too much work. This is a great way to make spanakopita for a crowd. And it's really yummy, too! Just remember the filo has to be defrosted overnight or for 5 hours before assembling.


  • John Spottiswood
    December 27, 2010
    This is an awesome and easy Spanikopita recipe. We served this along with Mediterranean Chicken, Greek Salad, and Seafood Avgolemono soup. A great combination!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Linda Hanson
      December 28, 2010
      This was really easy to make and super yummy and delicious! The filling was light and very tasty! I have already made this several times and it has always been a hit!!!!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      • angelo rotondaro
        December 29, 2010
        L'aspetto mi ispira, e il contenuto mi piace, la inserirĂ² nel mio reparto salato, grazie......e auguri per l'anno nuovo.
        • Frank Fariello
          December 30, 2010
          I had some spanakopita last night, it is a delicious dish!
          I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


          • Veronica Gantley
            December 28, 2010
            I think I will make this for my New Year celebrations. I think my guests will enjoy it. Thanks for the recipes.