Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

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This recipe for Greek pie with feta and spinach is a simplified version of the authentic dish, which traditionally uses phyllo dough. In our adaptation, we’ve used store-bought puff pastry for a more accessible approach. And let me tell you, it turned out absolutely fantastic! A word about the feta: try to find one that closely resembles Greek feta, preferably stored in brine. Avoid overly soft feta that resembles processed cheese. As for the herbs, feel free to experiment—add cilantro, dill, tarragon, or basil to the filling.

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Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

Calories per Serving: 272.74 kcal
Servings: 12
Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Macronutrients (per serving):

Carbohydrates: 8.53 g
Protein: 19.57 g
Fat: 15.99 g

Ingredients (for 12 servings):

  • 400 g (14.11 oz) feta cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 50 g (1.76 oz) unsalted butter
  • 400 g (14.11 oz) store-bought puff pastry
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 bunch fresh dill
  • 250 g (8.82 oz) frozen spinach
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced

Cooking Instructions:

Prepare the Pie Filling:

Peel and chop the onion.

Wash and dry the dill, then finely chop it.

If the feta was stored in brine, allow it to drain.

Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

Prepare the Spinach:

Blanch the frozen spinach in boiling salted water for 2–3 minutes.

Drain in a colander and let it cool completely.

Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

Make the Filling:

In a saucepan, heat the olive oil.

Add the chopped onion and sauté for 5 minutes without allowing it to brown.

Add the spinach, dill, crumbled feta, and ground nutmeg.

Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

Assemble the Pie:

Grease a round baking dish (about 9 inches in diameter) with 1 teaspoon of melted butter.

Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface.

Cut one large circle slightly larger than the dish and another circle exactly the size of the dish.

Place the larger circle in the baking dish, covering the bottom and sides. Brush with melted butter.

Spread the filling evenly over the pastry.

Cover with the smaller pastry circle, pinching the edges. Trim any excess dough.

Brush the top with melted butter.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

Bake the pie for 45 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

Handy Tip

Greek pie with feta and spinach is best served warm. However, it’s also delicious when chilled. You can even take it to the office as a satisfying lunch option.

Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

By the Way

If you’re using frozen puff pastry, make sure to thaw it completely in a cool place. Don’t rush; otherwise, the layers won’t be as flaky.

Greek Pie with Feta and Spinach

Enjoy your delightful Greek pie! 🥧🌿

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