Greek Yogurt Spanakopita

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Greek Yogurt Spanakopita
Arthur Bovino

You don’t have  to use Greek yogurt in your spanakopita, but there’s something about it that 1) just seems right, and 2) adds a little extra moisture to the mixture. This recipe almost makes it feel like a Greek spinach chicken pot pie (sans chicken, obviously).

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6
Servings
771
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 packages pastry, thawed (preferably Dufour)
  • 2 1/2 Pounds spinach, steamed and chopped
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup dill, minced
  • 1 container FAGE Greek yogurt
  • 1 Pound feta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and thaw the pastry if it’s frozen. Steam the spinach, then drain it — try to remove as much moisture as possible by either rolling it in paper towels or a clean dish towel. After finely chopping the spinach, add finely chopped white and green onions, dill, a half-container of yogurt, ½ pound of feta, and 4 beaten eggs. Mix well and adjust seasoning.

Use olive oil to prime your container, then line the bottom with one portion of the pastry. Evenly distribute the spinach and feta mixture over the pastry, cover that with the rest of the yogurt, scatter the rest of the feta evenly over that, and then finish it off by covering the filling with another piece of pastry.

Brush it with a beaten egg and put it in the oven for a half-hour at 400 degrees. Remove, allow it to set for a few minutes, and then dig in!

Greek Yogurt Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Yogurt Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
52g
80%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
178mg
59%
Protein
27g
55%
Carbs
53g
18%
Vitamin A
1047µg
100%
Vitamin B12
2µg
27%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
40.5%
Vitamin C
59mg
99%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
969µg
100%
Calcium
645mg
65%
Fiber
7g
27%
Folate (food)
435µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
526µg
100%
Folic acid
53µg
N/A
Iron
9mg
49%
Magnesium
193mg
48%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
29%
Phosphorus
497mg
71%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1347mg
38%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
84%
Sodium
1104mg
46%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
42.2%
Zinc
4mg
29%

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