Spanakopita Recipe σπανακόπιτα

spanakopitaSpanakopita or spinach pie is a popular snack in Greece. It's filling consists of spinach and other greens as well as feta cheese. When spinach is scarce, other greens such as chard, sorrel, and leeks are substituted.

Note: I made 1/2 of this recipe and it yielded 16 pieces.


3 lbs. Spinach
4 bunches of Scallions
2 bunches of Dill
1 bunch of leeks
6 lbs. of Feta cheese
1 lbs. of Parmesan cheese
½ cup of The Artisanal Kitchen Three Olives Olive Oil
6 eggs
6 sheets of traditional phyllo
2 tablespoons butter
Salt & Pepper

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash, cut and mix greens together in a bowl. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Sautee greens in TAK Three Olives Olive Oil for five minutes.
  4. Place greens back in bowl.
  5. Add eggs and cheese to the greens and mix well.
  6. Lay the phyllo on the bottom of the pan leaving so of the phyllo to hang off the pan.
  7. Brush on TAK Three Olives Olive Oil on the phyllo.
  8. Place mixture of greens and cheese into the phyllo evenly. Cover mixture with the remaining phyllo pieces and fold the pieces from the bottom over the mixture.
  9. Brush the top layer of the phyllo with TAK Three Olive Olive Oil and butter.
  10. Cook for 45 minutes at 375 degrees.
  11. Cool and Enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Anna Zoitas [interview]

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