Spanakotyropita (Spinach and Cheese Pie)

(from desert.rose32’s recipe box)

Categories: bread


  • 2 lbs. fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup chopped fennel leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped sage leaves
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 large leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. Greek feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 package (16 oz.) phyllo dough


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Wash spinach well; chop coarsely and set aside to drain well. Wash, drain, chop, and combine dill and fennel in mixing bowl.

  3. In large frying pan, sauté leeks and scallions in 2 tablespoons olive oil until soft; set aside in mixing bowl 10 minutes to cool. Add dill, fennel, sage, feta, eggs, salt, and pepper; mix thoroughly.

  4. Spread phyllo sheet on a work surface. Lightly brush entirely with olive oil; spread line of cheese and vegetable mix along length of one edge. Roll lengthwise into long cigar shape with filling inside. Curl cigar-shaped package into spiral; place on lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining phyllo and filling.

  5. Bake 45 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot or cold.

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