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Savoring Spinach Delight: Spanakopita Symphony


About the Dish:

Spanakopita is a traditional Greek dish made with layers of phyllo pastry filled with a mixture of spinach, feta cheese, and herbs. The combination of flavors creates a savory and delicious pie that is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. The phyllo pastry adds a crispy texture to the dish, while the spinach and feta filling provides a creamy and tangy taste. Spanakopita is a popular dish in Greek cuisine and is often served as an appetizer or as part of a mezze platter.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 400mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g


Ingredient Quantity
Phyllo pastry sheets 12 sheets
Fresh spinach 500g
Feta cheese 200g
Onion 1
Dill 1/4 cup
Parsley 1/4 cup
Olive oil 1/4 cup
Eggs 2
Salt 1/2 tsp
Pepper 1/4 tsp

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Step 2: In a large bowl, crumble the feta cheese. Add the dill, parsley, eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Add the cooked spinach mixture to the bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Step 3: Brush a 9×13-inch baking dish with olive oil. Lay a sheet of phyllo pastry in the bottom of the dish and brush with olive oil. Repeat with 6 more sheets, brushing each sheet with olive oil.
  • Step 4: Spread the spinach and feta mixture evenly over the phyllo pastry. Top with the remaining 5 sheets of phyllo pastry, brushing each sheet with olive oil.
  • Step 5: Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

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