Delicious Spanakopita

Spanakopita, a beloved Greek dish, is a tantalizing combination of flaky phyllo pastry and a savory spinach and feta filling. This Mediterranean delight is a testament to the art of balance, where the crispy layers of phyllo meet the creamy, herb-infused spinach mixture, creating a culinary masterpiece. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying appetizer, a delightful side dish, or a hearty vegetarian main course, Spanakopita will not disappoint. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through creating your own Delicious Spanakopita that’s guaranteed to transport your taste buds to Greece.


For the Filling:

  • 1 pound fresh spinach, washed and chopped (you can also use frozen spinach, thawed and well-drained)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried dill)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional)

For the Phyllo Pastry:

  • 1 package of phyllo dough (16-18 sheets), thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


Step 1: Prepare the Spinach Filling

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the chopped spinach and cook until it wilts and any excess moisture evaporates. If using frozen spinach, make sure it’s well-drained and add it to the skillet.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the spinach mixture cool for a few minutes.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crumbled feta cheese, ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, beaten eggs, chopped dill, and a pinch of nutmeg if desired.
  6. Add the cooked spinach mixture to the cheese and egg mixture. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Mix everything together until well combined. Set the filling aside.

Step 2: Assemble the Spanakopita

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Unroll the phyllo dough sheets and cover them with a damp kitchen towel to prevent them from drying out.
  3. Place one sheet of phyllo on a clean work surface and brush it generously with melted butter.
  4. Layer another sheet of phyllo on top and brush it with butter as well. Repeat this process until you have about 8 sheets stacked on top of each other.
  5. Spoon a portion of the spinach and cheese filling along the long edge of the phyllo stack, leaving some space at the ends.
  6. Fold the short sides of the phyllo inward and then roll up the phyllo tightly from the long edge, creating a log or cylinder shape.
  7. Place the spanakopita, seam side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat this process with the remaining phyllo sheets and filling.

Step 3: Bake and Serve

  1. Brush the tops of the spanakopita rolls with more melted butter.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the phyllo is golden brown and crisp.
  3. Remove from the oven and let the spanakopita cool for a few minutes before slicing into portions.
  4. Serve your Delicious Spanakopita warm or at room temperature. It’s perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or even a vegetarian main course.


Delicious Spanakopita is a culinary treasure from Greece that marries the richness of cheese and spinach with the delicate, flaky layers of phyllo pastry. With each bite, you’ll experience a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that’s simply irresistible. Whether you enjoy it as an appetizer or a main course, this dish is a testament to the artistry of Mediterranean cuisine. Savor the taste of Greece with your homemade Spanakopita and delight in its deliciousness. Opa!

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