Danny's Spanakopita - Chi Living

Danny’s Spanakopita

Danny’s Spanakopita

This traditional Greek dish is perfect for lunch, dinner or party appetizers. 

Ingredients Amount
Frozen spinach, finely chopped & drained 8 oz.
Crumbled feta cheese 8 oz.
Garlic, finely diced 5 cloves
Red onion, finely diced 1 small
Oregano 1 Tbsp.
Nutmeg 1/4 tsp.
Eggs 2
Butter, melted and set aside 1 stick
Pastry brush 1
Baking sheet, ungreased 1


Preheat oven to 375º.

Leave the Filo pastry dough in the airtight packaging until you’re ready to make the pastries. You can usually find frozen filo pastry dough in the frozen food section of your market.

In a small pan, sauté onions, garlic and oregano on medium heat in olive oil or coconut oil until lightly brown (garlic browns more quickly than onions so put them in the pan towards the end of the sautéing process). Set aside.

In a mixing bowl combine spinach, feta, garlic, onions, Oregano, nutmeg and eggs. Wash your hands and mix these ingredients with your hands by squeezing the ingredients between your fingers. It’s fun to get in there and get messy.

Unroll the filo dough and spread out on a work surface.

Place a very heaping Tbsp. of filling on the filo pastry and follow the video below to fold the spanakopita pastries.

When you’re finished rolling all the pastries, brush them well with the melted butter.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown all over. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serve with a small Greek Salad.


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