Taste Test: Whole Foods’ Spinach and Cheese Spanakopita

Light, flaky, and full of spinach and cheese goodness
These spinach pies are filled with spinach, feta, ricotta, and cream cheese.

There’s a reason why so many frozen hors d’oeuvres involve phyllo dough: they crisp up fantastically in the oven, and the frozen Spinach and Cheese Spanakopita sold by Whole Foods Market hit the nail right on the head. They’re light and flaky, and the spinach and cheese mixture is spot-on.

They arrive in a pack of 12, and need about 20 or so minutes in a 375-degree oven. They come out golden brown, and as expected some filling seeps out during the cooking process.

The end result is great, though. The phyllo encases a mixture of chopped spinach and a mixture of feta, ricotta, and cream cheeses, and it tastes like great creamed spinach. It’s a bit more creamy and cheesy than what you usually find in traditional spanakopita, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. The addition of onion, garlic powder, parsley, and the all-important dill give it that authentic Greek kick.

All in all, we’d highly recommend these. Whether served at a cocktail party or during the big game, these will most likely impress your guests.

Each serving of two spanakopita contains 110 calories, 5 grams of fat, 260 milligrams of cholesterol, and 13 grams of carbohydrates.

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