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Love the spinach and cheese pie! This is a rich Spanakopita stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs all inside crispy filo pastry.


Serves: 5 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 bunch spring onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bunches spinach, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 bunch chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 125g ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup (200g) crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly oil a 22cm square baking dish.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Saute onion, spring onions and garlic until soft and lightly browned. Stir in spinach and parsley then continue to saute until spinach is limp; about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool in a colander, to drain any excess liquid.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta and feta. Stir in spinach mixture. Lay 1 sheet of filo in the baking dish and brush lightly with olive oil. Lay another sheet of filo on top, brush with olive oil and repeat process with two more sheets. The sheets will overlap the dish. Spread spinach and cheese mixture into the dish and fold the overhanging filo over the filling. Brush with oil, then layer the remaining 4 sheets, brushing each with oil. Tuck overhanging filo into the baking dish to seal the filling.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Cut into squares and serve while hot.

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Reviews (2)


Brilliant! Didn't have any parsely but the end result was the best Sapankopita I've ever tasted...Yum! - 15 Apr 2011


this is a really tasty pie, holds together really nicely (don't skip the draining in a colander step). yum! - 05 Dec 2009

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