Spanakopita – Greek Spinach Pie


This Greek spinach pie looks great, tastes delicious, and is an impressive dish that’s easier to prepare than you might think. Most supermarkets will have whole wheat phyllo dough in the frozen or refrigerated section.



  • 800g spinach (frozen)
  • 1 onion
  • 2cloves garlic
  • 200g feta cheese
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 springs parsley
  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 8 sheets whole wheat phyllo dough
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ground nutmeg
  • unsalted butter (for frying)


  1. Let spinach defrost and drain in a sieve. Peel and finely chop onion and garlic. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat and fry onion and garlic until translucent. Add defrosted, drained spinach and keep frying for approx. 3 min. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Remove spinach mixture from the frying pan and transfer back to the sieve to drain and cool.

  2. Add cooled spinach mixture to a bowl. Crumble feta cheese with your hands and add to the bowl, along with cream cheese, eggs, and parsley leaves. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F. Melt butter and lightly brush a baking dish with it. One by one, brush one side of each phyllo dough sheet with melted butter and layer them into the baking dish. Make sure that the edges of the sheets overhang the rim oft he baking sheet. Add the spinach mixture and smooth the top. Fold overhanging phyllo dough over the spinach filling, so it’s partly covered with dough. Brush the top of the phyllo dough with remaining melted butter.



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