Spanakopita Recipe

Spanakopita, a popular Mediterranean recipe, is best served with tzatziki sauce. Learn how to make/prepare Spanacopita by following this easy recipe.
Spanakopita Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 10.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1 lb Baby spinach
  • 1/2 lb Feta, crumbled
  • 1 Stick plus 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 10 Phyllo sheets, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly, grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
How to make Spanakopita:
  • Melt 1 tbsp butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet on moderate flame, then cook spinach, stirring, till wilted and tender for about 4 minutes.
  • Remove it from the heat and cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Squeeze handfuls of spinach to take out as much liquid as possible, then coarsely chop it.
  • Place it in a bowl and stir in feta, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Melt the remaining 1 stick butter in a small saucepan, and then cool.
  • Cover the phyllo stack with 2 overlapping sheets of plastic wrap and then a moisten kitchen towel.
  • Take 1 phyllo sheet from the stack and place on a work surface with a long side, keeping rest of the sheets covered and brush with some butter.
  • Top with another phyllo sheet and brush with more butter, cut buttered phyllo stack diagonally into 6 strips.
  • Place a heaping tsp of filling near 1 corner of a strip on end and then fold corner of phyllo over to enclose filling and to make a triangle.
  • Continue folding strip, like a flag, maintaining the triangle shape.
  • Place triangle, seam side down, on a big baking sheet and brush top with the butter and make more triangles in same way, using all of phyllo.
  • Bake triangles in middle of oven till golden brown for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Shift Spinach Triangles to a rack to cool.