Puff Pastry Spanakopita

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Make my five-ingredient Puff Pastry Spanakopita. This recipe is not the traditional 🥬spinach and feta phyllo pie you all know and love, but you can bet it hits all the right spots. My version is incredibly easy to make and only takes ⏲️ 30 minutes from start to finish. That means, you can have Spanakopita anytime the craving strikes.

Why You’ll Love Puff Pastry Spanakopita

My five-ingredient Puff Pastry Spanakopita is a modern take on the classic 🇬🇷 Greek phyllo pie. It tastes just like it but waaaaay easier to make using store-bought puff pastry! This recipe is totally streamlined for a weeknight meal but it’s still flavor-packed. It’s full of cheesy creaminess from the tangy feta and mozzarella mix and the edges are irresistibly flaky and crisp. This is the perfect side dish to chicken souvlaki and a fresh tomato 🍅 Greek Salad.

How to Prepare Puff Pastry Spanakopita

🔥 Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).

🌡️ Thaw your puff pastry as per the package instructions and dust your board or counter with flour. To save time you can do this straight onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper too.

〰️ Place the puff pastry on top of the parchment paper and then fold all the edges about a quarter inch towards the middle. Then take a fork, dip it in flour and crimp the edges.

🥚 Now, in a separate bowl, whisk one egg with a little bit of water. Using a pastry brush, brush it all around the border.

🥣 Next, make your filling by combining the mozzarella, egg, feta, and spinach in a separate bowl.

🥄 Now, add the filling to the middle of the pastry and use a spoon to spread it within the square.

⏲️ Bake it at 400F (200C) for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.

🔪 For more color, broil the top for the last minute, but watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn. Then slice and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🥬

If you use fresh spinach in this recipe, make sure you cook it a little bit in a pan and then squeeze out the excess water. If you use frozen spinach, make sure you thaw it and then squeeze out the water in a cheesecloth or sieve.

Spanakopita Puff Pastry

Variations and Substitutions for Puff Pastry Spanakopita

  1. If you use fresh 🥬 spinach in this recipe, make sure you cook it a little bit in a pan and then squeeze out the excess water.
  2. You can use your favorite non-dairy cheeses in this recipe instead of feta or mozzarella. You may have to adjust for 🧂 saltiness.
  3. You can make this vegan by swapping the cheeses and using a non-dairy puff pastry. Instead of the egg wash, brush with 🥑 avocado oil.

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Common Questions

can I make this recipe without the egg?

If you want to leave out the egg you will have to add a creamier type of cheese, something like a ricotta. Or, you could try mixing feta with cream cheese. To replace the egg wash, you can simply brush the ends with some avocado oil or butter.

can I make this puff pastry spanakopita vegan?

I haven’t tried it personally, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use your favorite non-dairy cheeses and puff pastry instead. Let me know in the comments if you try it!

should I use fresh or frozen spinach in this recipe?

If you use fresh spinach in this recipe, make sure you cook it a little bit in a pan and then squeeze out the excess water. If you use frozen spinach, make sure you thaw it and then squeeze out the water in a cheesecloth or sieve.

how do I get a nice crispy, golden crust?

I like to brush the edges with a simple egg wash before baking. Once it’s ready, if you want the edges even more golden, cook it under the broiler for a minute. Watch it carefully!

Puff Pastry Spanakopita

Puff Pastry Spanakopita

Make my five-ingredient Puff Pastry Spanakopita that's a modern take on the classic Greek phyllo pie. It tastes just like it but waaaaay easier to make!
4.67 from 15 votes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Greek
Servings: 9 Pieces
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, 10 by 10 inch
  • dusting of flour
  • cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 100 grams feta , any you like
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup frozen spinach , thawed and the water is squeezed out

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Thaw your puff pastry as per the package instructions and dust your board or counter with flour. To save time you can do this straight onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper too.
  • I place my puff pastry on top and I fold all the edges about a quarter inch towards the middle. I take a fork and dip it in flour and a crimp the edges all around. In a separate bowl whisk one egg with a little bit of water and brush it all around the border.
  • To make the filling add the mozzarella, egg, feta, and spinach into a separate bowl and mix it together. Add the filling to the middle of your pastry and spread it in the middle within the square with a spoon.
  • Bake at 400F (200C) for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  • Optionally, broil the top for about a minute but watch it the whole time. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.002g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 237mg, Potassium: 78mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.3g, Vitamin A: 1626IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 98mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Greek
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13 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Hi,

    I could not find grated mozzarella cheese in the grocery store, so i got the shredded kind, is this ok? Or should i use Grated parmesan cheese instead with Feta?

    1. Hi love! So ours doesn’t last for storage lol but you can store it in the fridge in a container and you can also reheat it when you want a piece.

  2. 5 stars
    You are the best! I love the way u explain all! Very easy to follow. This is delicious!
    I always wanted to use puff pastry for this instead of filo. Love that puff, puff, puff!
    Please try to make more recipes with puff pastry. ThankYou so much! . Your personality is so delightful!!! I want to follow u.

  3. 5 stars
    Perfect! Easy and tastes great!!
    I did use about 1/4 cup of smal diced onion that I cooked til it was translucent.

    Excellent, quick, perfect for entertaining.