Spanakopita Spinach Feta Pie – It’s All Greek To Me
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I’m excited to be part of the #FallforGreek book tour this month. I had the opportunity to review the new cookbook by Debbie Matenopoulos, It’s All Greek To Me and, boy, am I glad I did. Not only does Debbie share amazing Greek recipes, she also shares insight into Greece and Greek culture, as well as tips on how to prepare her Greek dishes.
After trying the Feta Cheese Pie recipe (Spanakopita) I have a new favorite recipe (warning to my family, we’ll be eating Spanakopita a lot now!). Fortunately, my family enjoyed the Spanakopita, too. Let me introduce you to my new favorite recipe.
I’d always been intimidated by phyllo dough and have avoided recipes that use it. I do lo-ove spinach and feta cheese so I thought I’d face my phyllo dough fear face on.
The recipe calls for phyllo dough sheets, but my grocery store only had the phyllo dough cups. I’m really happy with the way the recipe turned out using the cups (the filling to crust ratio is perfect), so I’ll be using the phyllo dough cups all the time with this recipe. I whipped these Spanakopita up on a busy school day evening, so they’re really easy to make. I love how fresh everything tasted. Before I received the cookbook I’d thought I’d give it away as a gift to a friend that collects cookbooks, but now I’m definitely keeping it for myself. Thanks to Debbie Matenopoulos and BenBella Books, Inc.
Spanakopita Spinach Feta Pie
A delicious traditional Greek dish.
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for baking dish
- 1 bunch scallions, white & tender green parts washed & thinly sliced
- 1/2 large sweet onion, finely chopped
- 2 lbs fresh spinach, coarse stems removed, washed & chopped
- 1 lb brine packed Greek feta cheese
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh dill
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 90 phyllo dough cups
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add scallions & onion; saute until translucent, about 5-6 minutes.
- Add spinach & saute until just wilted.
- Remove from heat, let cool slightly. Transfer to a mesh strainer & squeeze as much excess water as possible from the spinach.
- Transfer spinach to a large mixing bowl. Crumble feta into small pieces and add to spinach mixture. Add dill and mix gently to combine. Add eggs and pepper to the spinach mixture; combine well.
- Place phyllo dough cups into non-stick mini muffin pans.
- Fill cups with spinach mixture.
- Bake for 12-20 minutes until filling is set but before phyllo cups are too brown.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes and serve.
Adapted from It's All Greek to Me by Debbie Matenopoulos.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 709Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 1156mgCarbohydrates: 120gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 17g
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Hi Susan – I love Greek food and am always a little nervous to try and cook it. These look so easy to make and delish! Hugs, Holly
I love Greek food! I think I’d have to keep it to myself because 1) I don’t know how to cook anything Greek and 2) I don’t actually own any cookbooks yet!
I can’t decide… I’m on the fence with Greek food, so I’d have to try a few recipes and then make up my mind. 🙂
Wow, these look amazing! I need to try these!
Im bulgarian and I love Greek food…. 🙂
Hope to win!
I will keep it for myself….
I love cooking new foods. I would totally keep it but I would make food for lots of different people!
I love Greek food, so I would have to keep this for myself!
I would love to keep this cookbook for myself.
I would keep this for myself.
I would keep this cookbook for myself to add to my collection. It would be my first all Greek Cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway.
I would love to give this book to my son he loves to cook
I would give this book to my husband since he loves to cook. It would be win/win because he would get a gift and I would get to try what he cooks from the book! 🙂
I would absolutely keep it for myself!
Selfish? Totally. Worth it? Ohhhh yeah.
I would keep it could use a different cookbook try new things for the new year thanks
I would give this as a gift to my husband!
I’d use it myself.
I would love to use the cookbook 🙂 Looks tasty!
I would keep this for myself. I love collecting cookbooks
I would keep it for myself, I really enjoy trying new recipes.
I would keep the cookbook- I love Greek food!
Can I answer “both”? Haha … I’d give it to my roommate since she’s the better cook and loves cookbooks, but it’d be in the same place and I’d probably use it too.
I would give this to my sister in law. She is known for cooking up fancy dishes.
If I won, I’d keep the cookbook and share the “gift” by cooking for our friends and family!
I would keep this for myself. Would love to try making Greek food.
I would definitely keep this 🙂
I would absolutely keep it for myself!
i’d keep for myself!
I would love to have this cookbook for myself.
I would keep it in the house by gifting it to my hubby. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Hmmm….I’m not sure. I might keep it or give it to my sister.
I would keep it,I have been wanting this cookbook
I would keep this cookbook.
I’d like it for myself. I love to cook 🙂