← Back to Search Results
baking American, Greek
 Spinach Cheese Pie

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

This is more or less what’s inside the traditional Greek spanikopita, minus the phyllo dough layers. It’s best made with fresh spinach that’s been plunged briefly into boiling water—but frozen spinach works perfectly well too, so that’s what the recipe calls for.

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen whole-leaf spinach, defrosted
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bunch scallions, including the firm green, chopped (about ¼ cup)
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 6 eggs beaten well
  • 1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta
  • ½ pound feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for the pan

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Let the spinach drain in a colander in the sink. The easiest way to get all the excess moisture out of it is to line your hand with a double thickness of paper towels and squeeze handfuls of spinach dry. Then chop it and set aside.

Melt the butter in a large skillet; when it’s foaming, add the scallions and chopped onion. Cook them over medium heat until they’re soft, then add the spinach and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl and whisk in the ricotta. Stir in the remaining ingredients, then oil a t 3 × 9-inch baking dish well, including the sides. Mix the spinach with the egg-cheese mixture, taste for seasoning, and pour into the pan.

Bake the pie for 30 to 40 minutes, until the moisture disappears and the top has dappled golden spots. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


© 1997 Frances McCullough
 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is provided by the author.

Per Serving: Protein: 9g Fat 16.9g Carbohydratre: 5g

 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

the-deen-bros-take-it-easy-quick-and-affordable-meals-the-whole-family-will-love The Deen Bros. Take It Easy...
by Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen
hudson-valley-mediterranean-the-gigi-good-food-cookbook Hudson Valley Mediterranean...
by Laura Pensiero
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider
bistro-cooking-at-home-more-than-150-classic-and-contemporary-dishes Bistro Cooking at Home: Mor...
by Gordon Hamersley
spice Spice
by Ana Sortun
mexican-everyday Mexican Everyday
by Rick Bayless
ham-an-obsession-with-the-hindquarter Ham: An Obsession with the ...
by Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
parents-need-to-eat-too Parents Need to Eat Too
by Debbie Koenig
the-sweet-life The Sweet Life
by Kate Zuckerman
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
lidias-italy Lidia's Italy
by Lidia Bastianich
Already a member? Click here to Log In
close

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new Cookstr features and tools







By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Spinner
New to Cookstr? Click here to Sign Up
close


Forgot your password? Click here
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?