• The spanakopita recipe, also known as spinach pie, is a family favourite recipe from The Gourmet Greek.


    Serves: 6 – 8
    Cooking Time: 1 hr 15 mins


    • 700g fresh or frozen spinach
    • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) butter
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 chicken stock cube
    • 7,5ml (1½ tsp) cake flour, sieved
    • 370g The Gourmet Greek Feta, crumbled
    • handful The Gourmet Greek Pecorino, grated (optional)
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • fresh milk or cream, if needed
    • 4 sheets store-bought filo pastry
    • olive oil/melted butter, to brush



    Preheat the oven to 190˚C. Chop the spinach, bring a large pot of water to a boil and blanch the spinach, 5 minutes. Drain in a colander. Sauté the onions, butter and spinach in a pan over low heat, 10 minutes. Season to taste. Add the chicken stock cube and the cake flour and mix to combine. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the feta and pecorino, if desired. Set aside to cool down.


    Add the beaten eggs to the cooled mixture. The consistency of the filling should be on the juicy side, so add milk or cream, if needed.


    Line a greased 24cm ovenproof pan or casserole dish with 2 layers of filo pastry. Spoon the spinach and feta mixture over the filo pastry and cover with 2 more layers of filo. Brush olive oil or melted butter between 2 layers of filo and over the top of the pie to brown evenly. Bake until golden brown, about 30 – 40 minutes.

    If you loved this spanakopita recipe, then you will definitely enjoy these recipes (take our word for it):

    Peppermint Crisp ice-cream cake (you can never go wrong with Peppermint Crisp)

    Ricotta and lemon cakes (some of Sicily’s most beloved flavours)

    The Gourmet Greek lemon tart (made with love)

    Peri-peri chicken livers with ciabatta toast (can’t. stop. eating. this.)

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com