Traditional Spinach Pie. Family Spanikopita Recipe

Yaya's Family Spinach Pie recipe.  So delicious and comforting and the way Spanikopita should be.

  • 1 x bunch Silverbeet (Also known as chard OR spinach beet)
  • ½ x bunch of Parsley
  • ½ x bunch of Mint
  • 1 x Onion
  • 1 x cup of Plain Flour
  • 2 x cups of Self Raising Flour
  • 1 x egg
  • 1 ½ x tsp salt
  • ½ cup of Olive Oil
  • 3 x cup of warm water
  • 250gm xFetta
  • 100g x Chedder Cheese



Oil a large banking dish and preheat oven at 220 degrees.

Wash and chop all the greens and place them in a large bowl (or a clean sink) with crumbled fetta.


In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. 

Slightly beat the egg and add that to the dry mix as well as the oil and water. 

Mix well, making a batter like consistency.

Gradually mix the chopped greens and fetta into the batter.


Place the mix into the baking dish and sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes on 220 degrees and then at 180 degrees for 30 – 45 minutes.

Insert a knife in the middle, if it comes out clean it’s cooked!

Cut it into squares and serve.  I individually wrap up the left over square slices and freeze them for other meals or snacks. 


You may also like our Spinach & Ricotta Canneloni



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+1 # Michael 2014-04-22 16:44
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+1 # EssentiallyJess 2014-04-23 20:41
I think it would be cool to make it, just to get the kids attempt to say the name of it! ;)
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+1 # Danielle 2014-04-23 21:10
That looks really yummy.. I love spinach and fetta.. might give this one a go.
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+1 # lizzy allan 2014-04-24 00:58
This looks so yummy! I'm always on the lookout for tasty vegetarian meals. I love mint and fetta. Great idea to freeze the leftovers too :)
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+1 # Hope @ NannyShecando 2014-04-24 18:09
Yummy! But I'm with Jess, have never been able to pronounce it.
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+1 # Shelley 2014-05-01 17:27
Yum!!! I am so making this!!!
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