Spanakopita (Spinach and Cheese Pie)

Recipe by caetb
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix spinach, feta, cottage cheese, onion, parsley, dill and salt.
  • Add beaten agges and combine well.
  • Brush bottom and sides of a 9x13 baking dish with the softened butter.
  • Unfold the filo leaves and cut in half, crosswise.
  • Wrap and refreeze one half of the filo.
  • Cover the other half of the filo with a damp towel.
  • Gently separate one filo leaf from the stack.
  • Place it in the baking dish and fold over the edges to fit the bottom of the dish.
  • Brush the entire surface of the filo lightly with melted butter.
  • Repeat steps 7-9 until you have used half of the filo leaves.
  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Spread the spinach mixture evenly over the filo in the dish.
  • Layer the remaining filo over the spinach mixture in the same manner as the first half of the filo.
  • Cut through the top layers of the filo leaves with a sharp knife, making a diamond pattern (this will make it easier to cut the spanakopita later).
  • Cook uncovered until golden, about 35 minutes.
  • Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
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