Spinach pie with cheese (Spanakopita)

Spinach pie with cheese (Spanakopita)

Spinach pie with cheese (Spanakopita)

Region: Greece

Spanakopita is a Greek pastry filled with spinach and cheese.

Ingredients

2 pounds spinach, steamed, squeezed, drained and chopped

1 cup feta, crumbled

1/4 cup dill, chopped

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

1/4 cup green onions, sliced

3 eggs, lightly beaten

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup olive oil

12 sheets phyllo dough

Directions

Mix the spinach, feta, dill, parsley, green onions, eggs, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Brush the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking pan with olive oil. Brush the top of a sheet of phyllo dough with olive oil and place it in the pan. (You may have to cut the phyllo dough to fit the pan.) Repeat until you have 6 layers. Place the spinach mixture on top of the phyllo dough.

Brush the top of a sheet of phyllo dough with olive oil and place it on the spinach. Repeat until you have 6 layers. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until golden brown on top, about 30-50 minutes.

Spanakopita is a Greek pastry filled with spinach and cheese.

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