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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


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup small-curd cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen phyllo dough, thawed


  • 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. Use one package of phyllo sheets. (Save the remaining phyllo for another use). Melt remaining butter. Layer and brush five phyllo sheets with melted butter. Keep remaining phyllo covered to avoid drying out.
  • 3. Cut buttered sheets lengthwise into 2-in. strips; cut in half widthwise. 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. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 28 appetizers.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Athenos phyllo dough. The phyllo sheets measure 18 in. x 14 in.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Jun. 30, 2008

"The recipe says to cut buttered sheets "lengthwise," which to me means "along the length, or longest plane." But since the recipe states that it makes 28 appetizers (out of 4 stacks of phyllo), what is actually meant is, "Cut the buttered sheets into 2-inch strips along the 14-inch side" - so that seven strips are made from each stack!"

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