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Homemade Spanakopita Recipe
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Homemade Spanakopita

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"My father and mother survived World War II and immigrated to America. They used food and tradition to overcome their struggles and raise a healthy, joyous family. It's the good memories I have of bringing family together -- and family is of number-one importance to me."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place the spinach, eggs, dill, onion, feta cheese, cottage cheese, and black pepper into a large bowl, and mix well.
  3. Place 2 sheets of phyllo dough into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish, and drizzle with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil; top with 2 more sheets of phyllo dough. Spread the spinach filling evenly over the sheets of phyllo, pat it down gently, and top with 2 more sheets of phyllo. Drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of olive oil, and top with the remaining 2 phyllo sheets. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is browned and the filling is set, about 1 hour. To serve, cut into squares and top each square with a dollop of sour cream.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 1 hr
  • READY IN 1 hr 30 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 26, 2011

Made recipe as is, but used fresh spinach. It came out excellent and very tasty. Thanks!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2012

I made this recipe as is except I used dried dill. I found it rather bland. One child described it as "awful." The other child picked at it and ate a bit. My husband liked it. Perhaps fresh dill is key

 

7 Ratings

Jan 08, 2012

My Polish Mom used to make this for my Greek Dad - only she was of a creative turn and couldn't just follow a recipe. She would make it into individual crispy phyllo triangles and for years I thought that was what it should look like! Imagine my surprise at seeing a 'deep dish' version in a restaurant! Love both versions now:)

 
Dec 30, 2011

I may be Scottish but I learned to love this dish from my Greek buddy!

 
Feb 28, 2012

Made it as it said. Way too much spinach, and too few phyllo sheets.

 
Jan 10, 2012

Yumtatsic! My whole family liked it including my picky two year old and extremely picky teens. I do think the fresh dill is key.

 
Jan 11, 2012

1-10-12: This was pretty good even though in trying to thaw the dough, I immersed it in water and got it waterlogged.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 415 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 217 mg
  • 72%
  • Fat
  • 26.3 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 1027 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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