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Spinach Phyllo Bundles Recipe

Spinach Phyllo Bundles Recipe

Spanakopita is a Greek spinach pie made with phyllo dough. This appetizer version is always a hit at parties.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • Pepper to taste
  • 20 sheets phyllo dough (14-inch x 9-inch sheet size)

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the spinach, feta cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, dill and pepper.
  • 2. Melt remaining butter. Layer and brush five phyllo sheets with melted butter. (Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Cut buttered sheets lengthwise into 2-in. strips. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling at one end of each strip; fold into a triangle, as you would fold a flag.Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with butter. Repeat three times, using five sheets of phyllo each time.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 28 appetizers.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 280 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 683 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer