Tasty Tuesday: Spanakopita

spanakopita

     Here is a really great recipe for spanakopita, a Greek pastry made with spinach and feta. It is really good but kinda greasy!

Ingredients: 
3 TBsp Olive Oil
1/2 a 1 lb bag frozen spinach, steamed, drained and chopped
4-5 chopped up green onions, or scallions
1/4 cup chopped Parsley

5 oz crumbled feta cheese (Athenos is the only brand I like)
3-4 heaping TBsp cottage cheese
1 large egg
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) melted butter
1/2 package phyllo dough (thawed and ready to use)

First, Saute the chopped green onions in olive oil. When they are soft, add the spinach and parsley. Add a little salt and pepper and set aside.

spinach

     Next, mix the egg, feta and cottage cheeses, then add the spinach mixture.

spinach mixture

     Lightly butter a baking sheet (with edges), then take 4-5 sheets of the phyllo (keeping them together, then cut each sheet into third, and each third into thirds again (squares). 
     Keeping the rest of the squares covered with a damp towel, take a square and place it on the greased baking sheet. Put about 3 TBSP or so of filling on the square and fold it in half into a triangle.

spinach and phyllo

     Brush the top of the triangle with melted butter. Repeat with the rest of the squares until the filling is gone. Bake at 350 degrees about 25 minutes until golden brown.

triangle

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I stopped by from the blog hop and saw this. It looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try. “A little greasy” usually means extra delicious! :)
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  2. I’m always looking for something new that’s vegetarian, & the name caught my attention. Will be trying this

  3. Amber Ludwig says:

    Oh this is one of my guilty pleasures!! That and tzsaiki sauce!! Mmmm!! This recip[e seems pretty easy so I can’t wait to make it and enjoy!! thank you!!

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