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Spanakopita (Spinach & Cheese Phyllo Triangles)

Total Time: 45 MIN Makes: 40
Prep Time: 30 MIN Cook Time: 15 MIN
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Description

This classic Greek treat features spinach and feta cheese in flaky, golden-brown phyllo triangles.


Ingredients
  • 1  package (10 ounce) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup scallions with greens, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, minced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1/4 pound) farmer cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Kefalotyri (or Parmesan) cheese, grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • pepper to taste
  • 20 sheets Athens Phyllo® Dough (9″ x 14″ ), thawed
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

Thaw one roll of phyllo, following thawing instructions on package. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Squeeze spinach dry. In processor bowl, combine spinach with scallions, parsley, dill, cheeses, eggs and pepper. Process until smooth.

Unroll and cover phyllo with plastic wrap and then a slightly damp towel to prevent drying out.  Place one sheet of phyllo on cutting surface and lightly brush the surface with butter . Repeat with two more sheets of phyllo, but do not butter the top layer of phyllo. Cut layered phyllo into thirds lengthwise. Place one tablespoon of filling about 1” from corner of each strip. Fold one corner of phyllo diagonally across to opposite edge to form a triangle. Continue to fold triangle onto itself. Brush triangle with butter to produce a golden brown color when baked. Repeat with the remaining strips. Continue with remaining phyllo sheets until the filling is used up.

Brush outside of triangles with butter. Place seam side down on cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.


Nutrition

Serving size: 1 piece (30g), Amount per serving: Calories 70, Total Fat – 5g, Saturated fat – 3.5g, Trans Fat – 0g, Cholesterol – 25mg, Sodium – 65mg, Dietary Fiber – 0g, Total Carbohydrate –4g, Total Sugars – 0g, Protein –2g, Vitamin D – 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 0%, Potassium 0%