This is my version of the classic Greek spinach pie called spanakopita. The flavors tend to be a little bolder than you'll find in the traditional version.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
28 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 48 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 inch pie plate.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red onions; cook and stir until tender and transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and pancetta, cook until the pancetta is crispy, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Mix in the spinach and feta cheese. Remove skillet from the heat.

  • Arrange the Provolone cheese to completely cover the bottom of the prepared pie plate. Spoon the spinach mixture over the cheese. Cover with the puff pastry sheet, trimming the edges to fit the pie plate. Brush top of pastry with the egg white.

  • Bake pie in preheated oven until the crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; protein 8.9g; carbohydrates 16.7g; fat 23.8g; cholesterol 16.8mg; sodium 319.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2008
This is a winner! It does taste just like the Greek dish. I used a can of crescent rolls I had and is worked perfect. I suppose you could top it with pie crust as well. I also used fresh spinach chopped. We will make this again. Thank you so much! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2008
Good and quite easy to make though mine came out a little dry. The provalone at the bottom was my favorite part.:) Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2008
This is a winner! It does taste just like the Greek dish. I used a can of crescent rolls I had and is worked perfect. I suppose you could top it with pie crust as well. I also used fresh spinach chopped. We will make this again. Thank you so much! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2007
I loved this! Not a lot of prep time texture is wonderful and the flavours are incredible. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2008
I made this at a family gathering and everyone loved it, or they are very good liars! They also asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2008
Good and quite easy to make though mine came out a little dry. The provalone at the bottom was my favorite part.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2009
I thought this was blahhhhh. Nothing special at all and I love spinach pie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2013
Flavor was delicious. If I make it again however I think I'll stir a beaten egg through the mixture to make it stick together a little more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2021
Such a good base recipe to start with! I swapped lots of ingredients to use up what I had on hand, and it still turned out well. I used ham instead of pancetta, Edam cheese for the base, a combination of plain greek yoghurt and cottage cheese with chives instead of feta. To replace the salty flavour of feta I added herbs that would typically be found in Greek food -- oregano, rosemary, parsley, thyme and salt. After all those changes, it tasted great but looked like it was a bit runny, so I beat 3 eggs and stirred them into the mixture before putting on the puff pastry crust. It was amazing, and I was asked for the recipe. Even the fussy kids liked it, despite all the spinach! Read More