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Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

Spice Islands®

Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)


  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

8 servings


3 packages (10 ounces each) chopped frozen spinach, thawed

12 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1-1/2 cups chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup Mazola® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Onion Powder

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Dill Weed

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

Dash Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Garlic Powder

20 sheets (9 x 12-inch) phyllo pastry


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Drain spinach and squeeze as much moisture out as possible.  Combine with feta cheese, parsley, olive oil, onion powder, dill weed, salt black and cayenne peppers.  Set aside.

Combine butter and garlic powder.  Brush each phyllo sheet with melted butter, fitting 10 sheets into greased 13 x 9-inch metal pan.   Top with spinach mixture.  Brush butter over remaining phyllo sheets and place on top of spinach. Press down lightly.  Score and cut into 8 rectangles.  Brush top with any remaining butter.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes until top is flaky and deep golden brown.  Cool slightly before serving.

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