Learn how to make the most delicious spinach pie with crumbled feta cheese and crunchy phyllo. Spanakopita is a traditional Greek recipe that will not leave anyone indifferent. The reason being the perfect combination of baked pastry and creamy salty filling.

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When I started my blog, I had in mind a platform where I could share the most basic recipes that do not require you to be a Michelin star chef. And this simple recipe for spanakopita fully embodies this principle. You won’t find an easier pie recipe to make at home that can feed several people. It can be a main dish on its own or a side dish that goes with everything from grilled fish to stakes. Spanakopita makes a perfect appetizer and a snack.

Spanakopita Recipe - Greek Spinach Pie

At its core, there are several distinct steps to follow to make this mouthwatering pie. First, you sauté your vegetables (spinach and onion). Then you combine eggs with Feta cheese. At this point, you can also add seasoning. I have only ground black pepper but your options are endless (nutmeg, red pepper flakes, oregano, dill, parsley are among the top choices). Lay out filo sheets in the casserole, fill them with the mixture of mentioned above ingredients, and bake. Simple as that. So, if you want to learn how to make a spanakopita recipe from scratch then simply keep reading.

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            Spanakopita Recipe Ingredients:

Spanakopita Ingredients List

  • 200 g Phyllo sheets;
  • 3 bunches of spinach (500 g – 750 g);
  • 1 red onion;
  • 200 g Feta cheese;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 4 tbsps. olive oil;
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper.

How to make a spinach and feta pie at home:

  • Let us start with spinach and feta pie filling. Chop onion into the smallest pieces you can. Sauté onion in the skillet smeared with olive oil on medium heat. Cook onion until soft and translucent.

Cook chopped onion in the skillet

  • Rinse fresh spinach under running water and cut into thin slices. Add to the skillet with onion.

Add spinach

  • Keep sautéing the veggies for 2 minutes; stir constantly. Let the mixture cool down before further use.

Cook for two minutes

  • Combine two eggs, Feta cheese, and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl. Mix ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth.

Combine eggs with feta and black pepper

  • Add sautéed onion with spinach to the cheese mixture, mix.

Combine cooked veggies with cheese mixture

  • Smear your casserole dish with olive oil. Place two sheets side by side in the dish so that their edges hung over the baking form. Smear the surface with oil and place another sheet in the center to cover the place where two sheets touch. Smear it with olive oil, too.

Spread phyllo sheets over the baking pan

  • Pour the filling inside and even out it with a spatula.

Even out the filling

  • Roll in the edges of the phyllo sheets that are hanging over the pan. Smear the top surface over with olive oil.

Cover the edges

  • Preheat oven at 360°F/180°C. Bake the Greek pie for 30-35 minutes until the crust turns golden.

Bake until the crust turns golden

  • Let your spanakopita pie cool down before serving!

Cool down before serving

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Spanakopita Recipe with Fresh Spinach

Learn how to make the most delicious spinach pie with crumbled feta cheese and a layer of crunchy phyllo pastry.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Baking, Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek spinach pie, savory pie with spinach and feta, spanakopita casserole recipe, spanakopita recipe, spinach and feta pie
Servings: 6 portions
Calories: 256kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g Phyllo sheets
  • 3 bunches of fresh spinach (500 g – 750 g)
  • 1 red onion
  • 200 g Feta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsps. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Let us start with spinach and feta pie filling. Chop onion into the smallest pieces you can. Sauté onion in the skillet smeared with olive oil on medium heat. Cook onion until soft and translucent.
  • Rinse fresh spinach under running water and cut into thin slices. Add to the skillet with onion.
  • Keep sautéing the veggies for 2 minutes; stir constantly. Let the mixture cool down before further use.
  • Combine two eggs, Feta cheese, and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl. Mix ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Add sautéed onion with spinach to the cheese mixture, mix.
  • Smear your casserole dish with olive oil. Place two sheets side by side in the dish so that their edges hung over the baking form. Smear the surface with oil and place another sheet in the center to cover the place where two sheets touch. Smear it with olive oil, too.
  • Pour the filling inside and even out it with a spatula.
  • Roll in the edges of the phyllo sheets that are hanging over the pan. Smear the top surface over with olive oil.
  • Preheat oven at 360°F/180°C. Bake the Greek pie for 30-35 minutes until the crust turns golden.
  • Let your spanakopita pie cool down before serving!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

I loved making this pie and will try to make it my weekend tradition as it was simple to make and very tasty to eat. If you have any similar recipes in mind that you can serve as a main dish and bake in one casserole dish, please, share with me.

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