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Spanakopita

Are you asking yourself “what in the world is that?”  Spanakopita is a Greek appetizer that’s packed with two kinds of cheese and spinach! YUM. 

Spanakopita by www.cookingwithruthie.com a festive spring appetizer!

Spanakopita is just fun to say- don’t you think?

It’s a savory pie that’s eaten warm from the oven or room temperature.  It’s the perfect appetizer for your St. Patricks Day celebration 🙂

Yield: 60

Spanakopita

Spanakopita by www.cookingwithruthie.com a festive spring appetizer!

Are you asking yourself "what in the world is that?"  Spanakopita is a Greek appetizer that's packed with two kinds of cheese and spinach! YUM. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16ounces package filo pastry sheets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 scallions- using green and white parts, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs with 2 tablespoon water; beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high add scallions and garlic, cook 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add spinach, stir, cook 2 minutes more to wilt, set aside.
  4. In a small bowl combine feta and ricotta cheese; stir.
  5. Unroll the filo dough on a flat surface and keep it covered with waxed paper and a damp towel so it doesn't dry out and become brittle.
  6. Using a sharp knife, cut the filo into 3 by 11 inch strips, and recover with the towel.
  7. Use a pastry brush to brush a strip of filo with egg wash.
  8. Place a teaspoonful of both spinach filling and cheese fillings 1 inch from the end of the pastry.
  9. Fold the end over the filling to form a triangle, then continue to fold up the strip in triangles, like folding up a flag.
  10. Egg wash outside of triangle.
  11. Continue with remaining strips of dough, place filled triangles on the baking sheet.
  12. Keep them covered with a wet towel until ready to bake.
  13. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  14. Serve hot or room temperature.
  15. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

60

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Spanakopita by www.cookingwithruthie.com a festive spring appetizer!

Have so much fun making these delightful little savory hand pies with your family this year for St. Patties Day!

Happy Tuesday 🙂

Much Love and Peace~

Ruthie

Chef Ruthie

Owners at Cooking With Ruthie
Chef Ruthie is a professionally trained chef who specializes in bringing cuisines, cultures and culinary adventures to your kitchen. Chef Ruthie inspires readers to create in the kitchen, explore the world and find joy in all the many aspects of living!

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