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Greek Spinach Pie (Spanakopita) Recipe

My family has been making Greek Spinach Pie since I was a young kid. It was the only way I would eat spinach and it was always gone fast. Spinach Pie always brings back memories of summers at my aunts home. That is where we had it the most and it’s always such happy memories.

Spinach Pie known as spanakopita is a Greek recipe that involves layers of phyllo dough filled with spinach, egg and feta cheese along with other spices. There is also a Lebanese spinach pie, called fatayer. These are a bit different from the Greek form of the pie, but still just as good.

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This recipe is the Greek version and over the years I have learned that people make it a bit differently. This Greek Spinach pie is traditionally a snack, but we ate it as a lunch most of the time.

What you will need:


Combine these ingredients in a large bowl

  • 2 9 oz bags/boxes of thawed spinach.
  • 1/2 cup of onions
  • Two tablespoons garlic chopped
  • Feta Cheese
  • 1 Eggs (optional-omit for vegetarian option)

Pie crust

  • One box of phyllo dough
  • 1-2 cups butter (or butter spray)

It’s time to start making the Spinach Pie:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Once you have combined the ingredients it’s time to start layering the pie. I like a nice really flaky pie so I make my pie using the following method.
  • Use a damp towel over the phyllo dough to keep it moist. You don’t’ want the towel to be too damp though.
  • Spray the pan with butter spray or brush it with melted butter.
  • Take one or two sheets of phyllo dough and lay it on the pan.
  • Spray or brush butter on the sheet, repeat this process with half the Phyllo dough.
  • Take your mixture and spread it across the dough on the pan.
  • Then start the layering process again until you run out of dough. Make sure to spray or brush the butter on top of the last layer.
  • Put the pie into the oven for 30 minutes or until the phyllo dough is golden brown.

Serve hot or wait a few minutes and serve at a cooler temperature as traditionally eaten.

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