Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta cheese pie

5 comments Jun 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes, Starters

This classic Greek dish is very popular throughout the country. It is often eaten as a snack and you can find it in every bakery. I would even say it is a common as a slice of Pizza in other places.
In taverns it is served as Mezze or first course to accompany a glass of wine or Ouzo.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

baking time: 60 minutes

difficulty: easy


  • 250 gram of feta cheese
  • 500 gram of fresh spinach
  • a packet of filo pastry
  • 1 hand full of chopped dill
  • a red onion finely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • some olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Defrost the filo pastry.

Wash the spinach and dry it in a spinner. Cut it into stripes and put it in a big bowl.

Peel and chop the garlic and the onion. Chop the dill. add all to the spinach. Add 2 eggs and crumble the feta cheese into the bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix all well.

Spread half of the filo pastry into an oiled baking form. Spread out some oil in between the sheets. Make sure that your form is not too big, the sheets should exceed the form at the sides.

Place the filling in the middle of the baking tray and spread it out. Now cover the filling with the remaining sheets. Make sure you spread some oil in between the sheets. Fold the ends of the upper sheets with the ends of the lower sheets so the filling is enclosed.

Whip the remaining egg in a small bowl and spread it over the filo. Bake for 60 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.


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  1. That is one of my favorite dishes! I make it quite regularly. Yours looks really good!



  2. I’m always intrigued with other people’s spanakopita. Yours looks yummy and I’m jealous of your access to a wide variety of frozen phyllo :)

  3. It is also my favourite dish, even my daughter has been eating it since she was 2.

  4. Heard a lot about it but never had. You picture is very very tempting. Will try it out sometime, bookmarking this :)

  5. Yummy spanakopita!

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