Ricotta and Spinach Filo Parcels

    30 minutes

    Ricotta and spinach parcels or spanakopita are great savoury pastries that make a great lunch or lunchbox snack.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 8 sheets filo pastry
    • 4 large handfuls spinach
    • 100g ricotta
    • 90g butter (divided)
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. In a large frying pan, melt one-third of the butter over medium high heat and add spinach. Once spinach is wilted, stir in the ricotta then turn the heat off.
    3. Melt the rest of the butter in a small pot. Prepare the filo using two sheets on top of each other for each parcel – brushing each sheet well with melted butter.
    4. Divide the spinach mixture between the four lots of filo, placing the mixture in the centre. Fold the filo over the filling to make a square or triangular parcel. Brush the pastry with egg wash.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Pastry should be crisp and golden brown.

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    :- YUM it sounds good!!!  -  21 Feb 2012


    iloved this as m,uch as I love zoes little parcel - Zoe also loved my little parcel  -  10 Mar 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)