This appetizer recipe looks so fancy, but using frozen phyllo dough makes it a cinch to make. Layer the pastry with spinach, feta, and oregano for a holiday appetizer with Greek flavor inspiration.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Recipe Summary

50 mins
1 hr 5 mins plus freezing
36 triangles


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Instructions Checklist
  • For filling: In a large skillet melt butter over medium. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until onion is tender. In a medium bowl combine onion mixture, spinach, feta, and oregano.

  • Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Unfold phyllo; remove a sheet. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.) Lightly brush sheet with some of the melted butter. Place another phyllo sheet on top; brush with butter.

  • Cut the two layered sheets lengthwise into three strips. Spoon one rounded teaspoon filling 1 inch from one end of each strip. To fold into a triangle, bring a corner over filling so short edge lines up with a long side edge. Continue folding the length of strip to form a triangle that encloses the filling. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining phyllo, melted butter, and filling. Freeze 1 hour or until firm. Transfer to freezer containers. Freeze up to 2 months.

  • To serve: Preheat oven to 375°F. Place frozen triangles on a baking sheet; brush with additional melted butter. Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 36 spanakopita.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 14mg; sodium 161mg; potassium 90mg; carbohydrates 8g; fiber 1g; sugar 1g; protein 2g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 737IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 50mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 83mg; iron 1mg.


Rating: 3.0 stars
it sounds good but they dont say or show you cooking the spinach ??? but then they say spoon filling it phillo .?? it would be a big mess uncooked spinach. i think i would cook it with the onion and garlic 1st then add to phillo.