The other day I made some spanakopita for the first time, and I have to say, it turned out pretty good. My husband loved it too and said it was definitely a keeper. For those who don't know, spanakopita is a pastry-like Greek dish that has cheese and spinach in it.You can see the recipe I based it on here. But I made several modifications with the help of some of the reviews on the site and I'm going to share what I actually did.
3 TBsp Olive Oil
1/2 a 1 lb bag frozen spinach, steamed, drained and chopped
4-5 chopped up green onions, or scallions
1/4 cup chopped Parsley
5 oz crumbled feta cheese (Athenos is the only brand I like)
3-4 heaping TBsp cottage cheese
1 large egg
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) melted butter
2 sheets puff pastry dough (thawed and ready to use)
Sautee the chopped green onions in olive oil. When they are soft, add the spinach and parsley. Add a little salt and pepper and set aside. Next, mix the egg, feta and cottage cheeses, then add the spinach mixture.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread a layer of melted butter on the bottom of a 9x9 square baking pan. Lay down a sheet of puff pastry, trimming as needed, then brush another layer of butter on the dough. Spread the feta-spinach mixture evenly over the pastry. Cover with another layer of pastry dough, brush with another layer of butter. Score the top layer 2 times with a knife.
Bake 20-30 minutes until the top crust is browned. Let cool about 15 minutes to give it time to set and serve warm. And there you have it! Give it a try and let me know what you think!