This recipe for a traditional Greek spinach pie is the ultimate home-made comfort food.


  • 0.5 cup Olive Oil

  • 1 bunch chopped scallion (white and green parts)

  • 2 x 10 ounce boxes of frozen spinach (defrosted) or use fresh spinach

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Dill

  • 3 extra large Eggs lightly beaten

  • 7 oz Feta cheese, crumbled

  • 0.25 teaspoon Kosher Salt

  • 0.25 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 40 sheets frozen filo pastry (defrosted overnight in the refrigerator)

  • 0.5 lb unsalted butter, melted

  • 0.5 cup dry breadcrumbs


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • 2.

    Heat the olive oil in a saute pan and add the scallions. Cook for 5 minutes or until soft. Meanwhile, squeeze most of the water out of the spinach and place it in a bowl. Add the scallions, dill, eggs, feta, salt, and pepper and mix together.

  • 3.

    Keep the phyllo dough sheets covered with a damp kitchen towel. Unfold 1 sheet of the phyllo dough. Brush the sheet with melted butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Repeat the process by laying a second sheet of phyllo dough over the first sheet, brush it with melted butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs until all 10 sheets have been used. Spoon 3/4 cup of the spinach mixture into a sausage shape along one edge of the phyllo dough. Roll it up. Brush the top with butter and score the roll into 1-inch rounds. Place it on an oiled baking sheet. Repeat until all the pastry and filling have been used.

  • 4.

    Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Serve warm.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (122 servings)

  • Energy 473kj
  • Fat Total 33g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 36g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Sodium 224mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by ThanasisReport
PLEASE!!!!Change the name of this recipe....The right name is ,SPANAKOPITTA and not spanokopita......
Posted by ReneegadeReport
frozen fresh defrosted what?
Posted by LifeStyle FOODReport
Hi Reneegade, it's spinach. We have amended the recipe above. Cheers
Posted by abondigirlReport
Wonderful. Excellent presentation and I really enjoyed all the spring onion hwich gave it a fresh flavour.
Posted by abondigirlReport
I tried this and love Ina's twist on Spanokopita. The presentation is attractive and suitable for a dinner party. It is a lot of spring oinions, but it works!