Easy spanakopita (spinach pie)

Must Try

Easy spanakopita is a spinach pie without the filo pastry. This one is slightly different – spinach pie without filo but with potatoes. It is easy to make and is suitable for a light meal or snack in the office.

The fame of the Greek spinach pie has crossed the borders of the country and is synonymous worldwide with Greek cuisine, as is moussaka, Greek salad (horiatiki), souvlaki and tzatziki.

We tasted many home-made variations of spinach pie, some with homemade filo pastry, others with ready-made. There is no comparison with those made with homemade filo pastry, but here we have a very easy spinach pie without gluten, without flour and with cream cheese.

So many love spinach pie (like Obama), in all its variations.  The easy spanakopita that we recommend has very little fat and few calories. And for those that avoid gluten, it is an ideal version. For lovers of spinach pie, we also recommend  spinach pie in tortillas.

In order for the spinach pie without filo to come out perfect, you need a pan of the right size. We can use feta cheese or low-fat white cheese or make a mixture of cream cheese and feta. We can also add other greens, dill or chopped leeks.

 

 

Print

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Σπανακόπιτα χωρίς φύλλο

Easy spanakopita (spinach pie)


Description

Easy spanakopita is a spinach pie without the filo pastry. This one is slightly different – spinach pie without filo but with potatoes. It is easy to make and is suitable for a light meal or snack in the office.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 450 gr. potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 150 gr. chopped spinach
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. chopped mint
  • 200 gr. feta cheese or light. cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 50 gr. grated kefalotyri (or pecorino cheese)
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 190 C or a fan-assisted oven at 170 C Lightly grease a pan about 30×20 cm (it can be aluminum). and spread non-stick paper.
  • Boil the potatoes in salted water until soft, about 15΄. Strain them. Mash them to a purée melt and mix them with the spinach, onions and mint.
  • Mash the cream cheese with a fork.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, cream cheese and kefalotyri.
  • Transfer the egg mixture to the mashed potatoes and mix well.
  • Spread the fmixture in the pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30΄ or until it starts to brown.
  • Allow 5΄ to cool before cutting the easy spanakopita.

Notes

Cook’s Tip

We can also use frozen spinach leaves.

Doctor’s Tip

Spinach is a source of calcium, iron and potassium. It contains β-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A. It also contains folic acid and vitamin C.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 μερίδα
  • Calories: 135
  • Sugar: 1,3 gr
  • Fat: 5 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 8,8 gr
  • Fiber: 1,2 gr
  • Protein: 9 gr

- Advertisement -
Καλώς ήρθατε στο blog μας!
Είμαστε η Εύη, food entrepreneur και η Φιλίτσα, ιατρός παθολόγος – διαβητολόγος.
Εδώ θα βρείτε νόστιμες συνταγές μαγειρικής με ιατρική επίβλεψη, και άρθρα με συμβουλές γύρω από την υγεία και τη διατροφή.
- Advertisement -

Latest Recipes

More Recipes Like This

- Advertisement -