Greek Spanakopita

I had tried a nice Greek restaurant here in Malta. They served me an amazing feta cheese and spinach pie, which I really liked.

Therefore, I decided to make my own at home and share the recipe with you.

In my recipe I also added some ricotta cheese (thought the original Greek spanakopita has feta cheese only).

It is very easy and quick recipe which you can make it either as a main course or starter.

I hope you will enjoy it too 🙂

  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Cooking time40 Minutes
  • Servingserves 4 people
  • Cooking methodOven
  • CuisineGreek


  • 500 gspinach
  • 350 gfeta cheese
  • 200 gfresh ricotta cheese
  • 5 sheetsphyllo pastry
  • 3 spoonsextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1egg
  • 1 sprigfresh dill
  • q.s.sesame seeds
  • 1 pinchtable salt


  1. – chop the onion finely and put it into a medium saucepan together with the dill;

    – add the pinch of salt, 2 full spoons of extra virgin olive oil and mix well;

    – put the saucepan onto the stove on medium heat;

    – as soon as the oil starts to fry, lower the heat to minimum, cover the saucepan with its lid and let the onion to stew slowly;

    – when the onion becomes soft, remove the lid and add the spinach;

    – close the lid, set the heat to medium and cook the spinach for 10 minutes (15/20 if you used frozen ones);

    – remove the saucepan from the stove;

    – transfer the cooked vegetables into a colander, press well with a spoon to drain the cooked spinach from their water;

    – transfer them into a large bowl and add the feta cheese (crush it with your hands);

    – sift the ricotta cheese onto them and mix well;

    – add the egg and mix well;

    – grease a baking tray (30x20cm) with some oil;

    – fold it with 3 phyllo pastry sheets, spreading some oil between each layer;

    – pour the filling and close the pie with 2 phyllo pastry sheets;

    – spread olive oil on top and spread sesame seeds on top;

    – bake at 170 degrees for 40 minutes

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