Spanokopita casserole


Spanokopita is one of the few healthy foods that most kids would eat. It’s a Greek spinach pie, which is moist and crunchy and juicy and very filling. It tastes like a really great vegetarian casserole.  Together with a soup or a salad, a slice of spanokopita makes a wonderful lunch. Spanokopita can also be served with hummus, meat and pretty much anything else. Traditionally, spanakopita is made of phyllo dough triangles, but to simplify the process, I usually make it into a single casserole dish, which is later cut into squares to serve.

SpanokopitaAs much as I like making all food from scratch, I haven’t mastered the perfect phyllo dough yet, so I use the store-bought version.

 

 

 

Spanokopita ( Spinach Pie) Recipe

Spanokopita casserole

By Dr. Anastasia Published: August 16, 2013

  • Yield: 1 large casserole dish (8-12 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Ready In: 55 mins

Spanokopita is one of the few healthy foods that most kids would eat. It's a Greek spinach pie, which is moist and crunchy and juicy …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan, saute the spinach, the scallions and the parsley until the spinach wilts, tossing it frequently. Remove the leafy vegetables, squeeze out excess liquid. Transfer the mixture into a large bowl and allow it to cool.
  3. Add feta, salt and pepper to the spinach.
  4. Unroll the phyllo dough on a flat surface and keep it covered with waxed paper and a damp towel so it doesn't dry out. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into sheets to match the size of your large casserole dish and recover with the towel.
  5. Butter a large casserole dish and spread 6 sheets of phyllo, brushing each with butter, on the bottom of the dish.
  6. Spoon the spinach filling over the phyllo, then cover with 6 more sheets of phyllo, buttering each sheet. Score the top 3 sheets with a sharp knife.
  7. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until top is golden. Let stand 15 minutes, then cut into squares and serve warm.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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5 Responses to Spanokopita ( Spinach Pie)

  1. Danielle Porter says:

    They always had this at the Greek restaurant we ate ate growing up! I’ve always wondered how to make it!

  2. Peggy says:

    How many eggs?

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