Spanakopita (V)

Categories: MAIN COURSES and RECIPES.

A traditional Greek spinach pie with cheese and herbs, encased in flaky pastry.

If you don’t fancy making one yourself, The Victoria in Beeston usually have it on the menu!

Spanakopita cooked

Spanakopita cooked

Spanakopita (V)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 50 mins
Course Main Courses
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg Frozen spinach defrosted
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 200 g Apetina Feta Classic 10%
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 5 filo pastry sheets
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
  • Wring out the spinach by squeezing it in your hands. Put in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and gently soften the onion for 8-10 minutes, add to the spinach.
  • Crumble the feta into the spinach. Add the 3 eggs and oregano. Mix together.
    Spinach mix photo
  • Lightly oil a 9” spring form pan. Lay out the pile of filo and cover with a damp tea towel.
  • Working quickly, line the pan with one sheet of filo (let the excess drape over the side of the tin) then brush it lightly with some vegetable oil. Repeat with the other 4 filo sheets.
  • Spoon the spinach mixture into the filo lined tin and fold over the excess and brush the top with oil.
    Spaakopta uncooked
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Remove from the oven and rest for 10 minutes before removing the ring of the pan. Cut into slices and serve immediately. I served it with a Greek salad.
    Spanakopita cooked

Notes

Nutrition per serving:
494 Kcal, 35g Carbohydrate (3g sugar), 26g Fat (3g saturates), 26g Protein, 6g Fibre