Spinach Spanakopita Recipe

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  1. Refrigerate the frozen phyllo dough 24 hours before you begin your preparations.
  2. Saute onions and garlic in the olive oil until tender.
  3. Add mushrooms and stir until reduced and browned.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, except the phyllo dough and butter.
  5. Lay the phyllo sheets on a towel in the work counter.
  6. Cut in half lengthwise and cover with another towel to keep from drying out.
  7. Melt the butter.
  8. Working quickly and using 1 half-sheet at a time, brush the phyllo lightly with melted butter.
  9. Place 1/4 cup of the spinach mixture in 1 corner of the shorter side and fold the other corner over the mixture, forming an angular fold.
  10. Continue to fold over until you have a triangle.
  11. Place on a cookie sheet and brush with melted butter.
  12. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze.
  13. When firm, package the frozen spanakopitas and store in the freezer.
  14. Remove the frozen spanakopitas 1 hour before serving.
  15. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown.
  16. Serve hot with Bechamel Sauce poured over the top.
  17. Bechamel Sauce: Saute the onions in butter.
  18. Stir in flour and seasonings, add milk and cook until it is thick.
  19. Overcooking will thin the sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 175.14 Kcal (733 kJ)
Calories from fat 104.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.65g 18%
Cholesterol 36.41mg 12%
Sodium 571.78mg 24%
Potassium 207.33mg 4%
Total Carbs 7.11g 2%
Sugars 3.27g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.35g 5%
Protein 10.9g 22%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 342.6mg 34%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 152.14 Kcal (637 kJ)
Calories from fat 91.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.12g 18%
Cholesterol 31.63mg 12%
Sodium 496.7mg 24%
Potassium 180.1mg 4%
Total Carbs 6.17g 2%
Sugars 2.84g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.18g 5%
Protein 9.47g 22%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 297.6mg 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.2
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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