Spanakopita Greek Spinach Pie Recipe

spanakopita recipeIf you read this blog regularly, you will know that since making my Easy Berry Phyllo Tarts, I have been trying to find more recipes to use up the rest of my phyllo dough.  A couple of weeks ago, Art and I experimented with Meatballs in Phyllo Appetizers, and they were a big hit!!

Well, I still had quite a bit of phyllo dough left over, so I started brainstorming with some friends at work.  First, we thought of baklava, but that is a bit expensive to make, and would require a few alterations, since I have reacted badly to walnuts in the past.  Then we hit on spanakopita.  Spanakopita is a Greek savory pastry made with spinach, feta, onions, egg and seasoning.  It is served either layered in phyllo dough or in little triangular phyllo pockets.

This recipe was a no-brainer for me since I always have spinach, feta, onions and eggs in the house and, of course, I already had the phyllo.  As usual, I tweaked it a bit to make it my own.  My friends at work loved it and I hope you do too!!

 Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie ) Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 bag fresh spinach, steamed

5 oz. crumbled feta (I used tomato-basil flavor)

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1 egg, beaten

10 sheets phyllo dough, divided

1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F.

Combine spinach,  feta, onion and garlic powder and egg in a bowl.

Brush a 9″x9″ square pan with melted butter.

Trim the phyllo dough to fit the pan.

Add 5 sheets of phyllo, one layer at a time, brushing each layer with butter before adding the next one.

Spread spinach mixture over layered phyllo sheets.

Add remaining 5 sheets of phyllo, repeating brushing with butter as before.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

spanakopita recipeEnjoy!!

 

 

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