Try our mouthwatering spinach and feta pie recipe!

Come one, come all – it’s time to wake up those taste buds with my Quick & Easy Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie recipe! This dish is inspired by traditional Greek spinach pies, also known as spanakopita. But don’t let the fancy name intimidate you.

In fact, this dish is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and short instructions, this recipe will have you feeling like a culinary genius in no time.

Perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a quick lunch or an appetizer for a dinner party with friends, this recipe will become your go-to for all occasions. Trust me, once you try this simple and flavorful Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie, it’ll be hard to resist making it again and again.

Don’t believe me? Well, then grab those aprons and get ready to give your taste buds a treat! Let’s dive into the recipe together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick & Easy Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie
Quick & Easy Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie

This recipe is for those who love easy and quick meals that are packed with flavor. This spinach and feta phyllo pie is not only a pleasure to the palate but also healthy and nutritious. The phyllo dough is crispy, flaky, and pairs perfectly with the spinach-feta filling. The mix of spices like dried dill, nutmeg, black pepper, and salt in this recipe makes this dish taste both savory and delicious.

The filling is made with frozen chopped spinach that is thawed and mixed with eggs, green onions, crumbled feta cheese, non-fat cottage cheese, and spices to create a vibrant spinach feta mixture. By mixing these ingredients together, this recipe yields a mouth-watering spinach pie that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

One of the reasons why you’ll love this spinach and feta phyllo pie recipe is that it’s versatile. You can add or subtract ingredients, change the measure of spices or cheese to suit your taste buds’ needs, which means you can put your creative chef skills to use by adding different flavors or using different kinds of cheese or vegetables.

Furthermore, the dish can be made ahead of time or frozen for later use, which makes it perfect for busy days when you don’t have time to cook from scratch. Not only that but reheating it is an easy process that won’t ruin the taste nor texture of this delicacy.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an easy to make recipe that’s nutritious, delicious and customizable then you will surely love this spinach and feta phyllo pie. It’ll become your go-to dish whenever you are craving for something flavorful yet healthy!

Ingredient List

 Golden, flaky phyllo pastry layered with spinach and crumbled feta cheese
Golden, flaky phyllo pastry layered with spinach and crumbled feta cheese

Here is what you need for this Quick and Easy Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie Recipe:


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Olive oil or cooking spray for greasing the baking dish
  • One package (16 oz) of phyllo dough, thawed, if frozen
  • ½ cup melted butter or olive oil

Note: Make sure to thoroughly drain the thawed spinach before using it in the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 A spinach and feta delight encased in a crisp and delicate phyllo crust
A spinach and feta delight encased in a crisp and delicate phyllo crust

Now that we have gathered all our ingredients, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get cooking! Follow these simple steps to make a delectable Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie in no time.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

This will ensure that your pie bakes evenly and perfectly.

Step 2: Prepare the Filling

In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of frozen chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed dry), 4 thinly sliced green onions, ½ cup of crumbled feta cheese, 1 cup of nonfat cottage cheese, 3 beaten eggs, 1 tablespoon of dried dill, ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and a pinch each of black pepper and salt.

Step 3: Layer the Phyllo Sheets

Brush a 9-inch (23 cm) pie dish with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Lay down one sheet of phyllo dough, making sure it overlaps the edges of the dish. Brush the sheet with olive oil, then top with another sheet. Repeat until you have used half of your phyllo sheets.

Step 4: Add the Filling

Pour the spinach-feta mixture over the phyllo layers.

Step 5: Layer More Phyllo Sheets

Add another phyllo sheet on top of the filling, then brush with olive oil.
Continue layering/phyllo brushing until you run out of sheets, making sure to always brush each sheet with oil first as this helps achieve a flaky texture.

Step 6: Tuck-in the Edges/Seal the Top

Tuck in any overlapping edges to create a neat finish.
Brush some additional olive oil on top for a beautiful golden finish.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden and crispy.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy!

Allow your spinach feta pie to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing it into wedges.
Serve alone or pair it with a fresh salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Your Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie is now ready! This recipe yields approximately six generous servings, so don’t hesitate to double it up if you’re feeding a crowd or want leftovers. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Easy to make and absolutely delicious to eat!
Easy to make and absolutely delicious to eat!

Looking for a tasty spin on the classic spinach and feta phyllo pie? There are endless ways to switch up this recipe to accommodate different tastes and dietary restrictions.

If you want to add some meaty flavor to your pie, try adding cooked bacon or ground sausage to the mix. Additionally, mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes make for lovely veggie additions that provide some earthy umami flavors.

For a lactose-free version, swap out the feta cheese with vegan cheese alternatives like almond or soy cheese. Alternatively, you can use ricotta instead of feta cheese. To give your dish a creamier texture and increase the protein content, blend in some cream cheese or cottage cheese.

Can’t find phyllo dough at your local grocery store? Puff pastry can be used as an alternative, but it will provide a denser and richer texture to your pie. However, if you’re looking for the traditional flaky phyllo taste, use filo pastry instead.

Another variation of the spinach and feta phyllo pie is spanakopita triangles. This recipe takes the same flavors but folds them into bite-sized triangles perfect for appetizers or quick snacks.

Overall, feel free to get experimental with this recipe and make it your own. With so many fun substitutions and variations available, there’s no reason why you cannot create a stunning spinach and feta phyllo pie that suits any palate or dietary need.

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect balance of savory, salty and buttery flavors
The perfect balance of savory, salty and buttery flavors

This easy spinach and feta phyllo pie is a perfect dish to serve for brunch, lunch or dinner. The combination of spinach and feta cheese is a classic Greek dish and it will make any meal feel fancy without requiring too much work in the kitchen.

For serving, it’s best to let the spinach and feta phyllo pie cool for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven. This will allow the pie to set before cutting into slices. Sprinkle some chopped fresh dill on top of each slice before serving to give an extra zing to this already flavorful dish.

This pie makes for a great appetizer, side dish or even main course depending on the occasion. Pair it with a green salad dressed with a tart lemon vinaigrette or some roasted vegetables drizzled with olive oil.

You can also serve this pie with a few other Greek-inspired dishes such as hummus, tzatziki, stuffed grape leaves, and olives. Or go full-on Mediterranean and make some couscous or tabbouleh on the side.

A chilled glass of white wine or a bubbly mimosa would be perfect for sipping alongside this savory spinach feta pie.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this dish is sure to impress your guests with its flaky phyllo crust and creamy, tangy filling.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A vegetarian spin on traditional Greek spanakopita
A vegetarian spin on traditional Greek spanakopita

As someone who loves to indulge in some leftovers, I’m happy to say that this spinach and feta phyllo pie reheats phenomenally well. However, you’ll need to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing it in the refrigerator. This will help prevent any moisture from getting inside and making the phyllo dough soggy.

You can make this meal ahead of time, up to 24 hours before serving it. The trick is to wait until just before baking before brushing the dough with olive oil. Then wrap the dish with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge.

When you’re ready to bake it, take the dish out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes. Preheat your oven, then bake for about 35 minutes or until golden brown.

If you need to reheat leftover spinach and feta phyllo pie, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and keep it in the middle rack. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until heated through. Don’t use a microwave, as it may make the pastry soggy and chewy.

As far as storing goes, this dish will keep well in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months! Simply wrap each individual piece with plastic wrap or aluminum foil before packing them all into a freezer-safe container.

Overall, this recipe is super easy to make-ahead, store, and reheat when needed. With such convenient options, there’s really no excuse not to make this delicious phyllo pie today!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A healthy and satisfying meal that's ready in just 45 minutes
A healthy and satisfying meal that’s ready in just 45 minutes

Making a phyllo pie can be daunting, especially if you’re working with the thin and flaky phyllo dough. Luckily, I’ve got some tips that will help you achieve a perfect spinach and feta phyllo pie every time.

1. Do Not Overstuff

While loading up your phyllo pie with filling seems like a good idea, it can actually ruin the texture and overall taste of your dish. Overstuffing your pie will create uneven baking, which results in a soggy mess. Therefore, make sure to follow the recipe’s recommended amount of filling to ensure a balanced texture.

2. Keep Your Phyllo Dough Moist

Phyllo dough that is too dry will break apart easily, making it challenging to create a beautiful flaky crust. To prevent this from happening, keep your phyllo dough moist by covering it with a damp towel and piece of plastic wrap while you assemble the pie.

3. Brush Layers with Enough Butter or Oil

The butter or oil serves as glue for your layers of phyllo dough. You need to brush enough butter or oil between each layer to ensure that they stick together perfectly during baking. Additionally, brushing each layer with butter or oil ensures that each layer becomes crispy rather than chewy.

4. Bake Until Golden Brown

To achieve that beautiful golden-brown color on the top of your pie, be sure to bake it for the recommended time at the correct temperature. Baking times may vary depending on ovens, so keep an eye on the pie while it bakes, and remove it once it turns golden brown.

5. Let It Rest Before Serving

Letting your pie rest for 10-15 minutes before serving allows the fillings to set and prevents any potential burning from hot filling or overly melted cheese. This trick is especially useful when cutting smaller triangles or squares from larger pies.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your spinach and feta phyllo pie comes out perfect every time – crispy on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, I hope that this Quick & Easy Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie recipe has inspired you to experiment with phyllo dough or try something new in the kitchen. Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s also a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion, from a cozy dinner at home to a potluck or party. With its flaky layers of phyllo pastry and flavorful filling of spinach and feta cheese, this pie is sure to become a family favorite. Plus, the recipe is easily customizable so you can adjust it to your liking.

So next time you’re looking for a simple yet satisfying dish to serve, give this spinach and feta phyllo pie a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Quick & Easy Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie

Quick & Easy Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pie Recipe

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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Course: Appetizer/Side dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Brunch, Cheese, Easy, European, Greek, Greens, One-Dish Meal, Oven, Savory, Savory Pies, Spinach, Vegetable
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 352.6kcal


  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed,drained and squeezed dry
  • 3 -4 green onions, chopped
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled or chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 10 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
  • butter-flavored cooking spray


  • 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.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 300g | Calories: 352.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.9g | Protein: 21.2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Cholesterol: 214.1mg | Sodium: 1094.3mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 3.1g

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