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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 356.2
  • Total Fat: 23.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.9 mg
  • Sodium: 531.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 13.5 g

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Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Submitted by: DEARFATOLD

Introduction

This is an authentic, really rich pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enfolded by crispy, flaky phyllo dough. (http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/spanakopita
-greek-spinach-pie/Detail.aspx)
>Note: Phyllo dough is a middle eastern flaky pastry, similar to puff pastry, but individual thin sheets (It's the same stuff used for the Greek dessert baklava). It can be found at most supermarkets in the frozen section near frozen pie crusts, frozen whipped topping, puff pastry, and frozen berries.
This is an authentic, really rich pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enfolded by crispy, flaky phyllo dough. (http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/spanakopita
-greek-spinach-pie/Detail.aspx)
>Note: Phyllo dough is a middle eastern flaky pastry, similar to puff pastry, but individual thin sheets (It's the same stuff used for the Greek dessert baklava). It can be found at most supermarkets in the frozen section near frozen pie crusts, frozen whipped topping, puff pastry, and frozen berries.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 bunch green onions, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 pounds spinach, rinsed and chopped
    1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    1/2 cup ricotta cheese
    1 cup crumbled feta cheese
    8 sheets phyllo dough
    1/4 cup olive oil

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x9 inch square baking pan.

2. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, green onions and garlic, until soft and lightly browned. Stir in spinach and parsley, and continue to saute until spinach is limp, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta, and feta. Stir in spinach mixture. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough in prepared baking pan, and brush lightly with olive oil. Lay another sheet of phyllo dough on top, brush with olive oil, and repeat process with two more sheets of phyllo. The sheets will overlap the pan. Spread spinach and cheese mixture into pan and fold overhanging dough over filling. Brush with oil, then layer remaining 4 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing each with oil. Tuck overhanging dough into pan to seal filling.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. Cut into squares and serve while hot.

Makes 6 Servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DEARFAT.






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