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Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) Recipe
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SPANAKOPITA (SPINACH PIE)

14 oz (397g) Spinach 7 oz (198g) Ricotta Cheese 4 oz (113g) Feta Cheese 1 oz (28g) Parmesan Cheese 1 Bunch (2 oz / 57g) Parsley 1 Bunch (2 oz / 57g) Green Onions 4 to 6 Sheets Fillo Dough 2 Eggs 1 Onion 2 Garlic Cloves 1/2 Tsp Ground Nutmeg 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil Sesame Seeds Salt, Black Pepper PREPARATIONS: 1- Dice the onion. 2- Mince the parsley and green onions. 3- Mince the spinach and heat in a microwave for 4 minutes. 4- Dice or crumble the feta cheese. DIRECTIONS: 1- Fry the onions with vegetable oil until translucent. 2- Stir in the green onions. Over medium heat, continue frying for 5 minutes. 3- Mash in two fresh garlic cloves and keep on heating for couple of more minutes. 4- Stir in minced parsley and pre cooked spinach. 5- Turn off the heat and set the pan aside to cool down. 6- Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. 7- Add ground nutmeg, salt and pepper into the bowl. 8- stir in ricotta cheese. 9- Add diced feta cheese to the bowl and fold to combine. 10- Add the mixture to the onion pan and stir until well mixed. 11- Melt unsalted butter in a saucepan. 12- Take a round 9 inch cookie pan and grease with vegetable oil. 13- Lay a fillo dough sheet over the pan and brush with melted butter. 14- Lay another fillo dough over from the opposite direction and brush with butter. 15- Continue step 13 and 14 from the cross sides. 16- Transfer the spinach-cheese mixture over the fillo sheets. 17- Fold the dough sheets back over the mixture, brushing with butter over each fold. 18- Tuck the extra edges under and brush with butter. 19- Slice the spanakopita 4 inch from the center into 4 inch stripes (use a glass for reference as shown in the video). 20- Garnish with sesame seeds. 21- Preheat oven to 350º F (177º C), Bake the spanakopita for 35 minutes.

CALORIES & NUTRITION

SPANAKOPITA (SPINACH PIE) CALORIES & NUTRITION VALUES

Spanakopita or Spinach Pie is a greek pastry. It was originated in Greece but now it's a popular snack around the world and as popular it got, so did the variety of recipes to make Spanakopita. Spinach pie is served as snack, starter or can even be a main course. However you serve spanakopita since it calls for spinach can't be bad. Spinach Pie contains very high amounts of vitamin A and a considerable amount of vitamin C. It is a bit high in saturated fat. One serving of Spanakopita or Spinach Pie (100g or about 3.5 oz) has 156 calories (75 calories from fat), 8.3g total fat (3.9g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 243mg potassium, 15.5g total carbohydrates (1.4g dietary fiber, 1.3g sugars) and 7.2g protein (DV). Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) has more than 66 percent vitamin A and 25 percent vitamin C (DV). It also contains good amounts of Iron (11 percent) and 15 percent Calcium.

nutritional facts

Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156  Calories from fat 75
Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.3g13%
Saturated Fat 3.9g  20%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 282mg12%
Potassium 243mg7%
Total Carbohydrates 15.5g5%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g  6% Sugars 1.3g
Protein 7.2g





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