Homemade Spanakopita

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My father and mother survived World War II and immigrated to America. They used food and tradition to overcome their struggles and raise a healthy, joyous family. It's the good memories I have of bringing family together -- and family is of number-one importance to me.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill leaves

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 pound crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ pound cottage cheese

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • cup sour cream for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place the spinach, eggs, dill, onion, feta cheese, cottage cheese, and black pepper into a large bowl, and mix well.

  3. Place 2 sheets of phyllo dough into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish, and drizzle with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil; top with 2 more sheets of phyllo dough. Spread the spinach filling evenly over the sheets of phyllo, pat it down gently, and top with 2 more sheets of phyllo. Drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of olive oil, and top with the remaining 2 phyllo sheets. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is browned and the filling is set, about 1 hour. To serve, cut into squares and top each square with a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
26g Fat
23g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 1027mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 570mg 44%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 809mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.