Quick & Easy Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie

"I got this recipe in my email yesterday and made it immediately. We had it for dinner, but it would be wonderful for brunch. Although the original recipe did not call for reduced fat dairy products, using them makes this a nice and healthy dish. I used nonfat cottage cheese and full fat feta. The recipe is from Crisco. Cook time does not include standing time - the recipe suggests allowing it to stand 15 minutes before cutting, but mine was plenty firm after just five."
 
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Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F Spray an 8x8 glass baking dish with the cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together everything except the phyllo.
  • Lay one sheet of phyllo in the baking dish, allowing the edges to hang over the sides of the dish.
  • Spray with cooking spray.
  • Repeat with 4 more sheets of phyllo, spraying and alternating the direction of each sheet.
  • Spoon spinach mixture on top of the prepared phyllo in the pan.
  • Spray and layer remaining 5 sheets just the same as you did before.
  • Roll edges of dough to form a rim.
  • Spray the top.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let stand 5-15 minutes before cutting and serving.

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Reviews

  1. Sandra H.
    This recipe is excellent! I don't add dill or nutmeg. I add extra feta and ricotta cheese. It's better than Olga kitchen spinach pie!
     
  2. HisPixie
    Five stars for ease of preparation and taste! I made as directed, no substitutions, and it was wonderful. I went to a Greek food festival this week and they were all out of spanakopita so I made this for my husband and I! Loved it!
     
  3. sugarlovinmom
    It was good. I used fresh spinach and a red onion and saut?ed the on ion for a few minutes and then added the spinach, squeezing the juices out before I put them in the dish, but I should have squeezed more out, because the bottom still got soggy. I also spread butter between the layers, but I don't know if that even made a difference. Next time I might just try spraying or use olive oil instead. I used a bit of dill, but no nutmeg. I really liked it warm, but the rest of my family wasn't crazy about it at all.
     
  4. creaturesmint
    Absolutely love this recipe!<br/><br/>I made it without nutmeg, and used olive oil to grease the pan and philo dough instead of butter spray, used fresh spinach leaves that I shredded with my hands, added chopped romanian tomatoes, and after pouring it into the philo pan shell I sprinkled a light layer of Parmesan cheese on the top and lightly dug it in before putting on the top layers of philo dough - INCREDIBLE!! :D
     
  5. MPHT6158
    I have made this recipe a few times - it's always delicious! I have used both green and regular onions. I have also omitted the nutmeg and dill. I love to take this for lunch at work! Excellant for spinach lovers.
     
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  1. creaturesmint
    Absolutely love this recipe!<br/><br/>I made it without nutmeg, and used olive oil to grease the pan and philo dough instead of butter spray, used fresh spinach leaves that I shredded with my hands, added chopped romanian tomatoes, and after pouring it into the philo pan shell I sprinkled a light layer of Parmesan cheese on the top and lightly dug it in before putting on the top layers of philo dough - INCREDIBLE!! :D
     

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