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Greek Spinach Bake

Spanakopita is the Greek name for this traditional dish featuring spinach and feta cheese. You can serve it as a side dish or meatless main dish. My dad and I used to fight over the last piece. —Sharon Olney, Galt, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten


  • In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, spinach and feta cheese. Stir in the flour, pepper and salt. Add eggs and mix well.
  • Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a thermometer reads 160°, about 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 262 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 178mg cholesterol, 838mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • MontanaRonni
    May 29, 2020

    I baked it for an hour and it was too dry. All I could really taste was the tanginess of the feta. Won't make it again.

  • lshaw
    May 8, 2018

    Good all-round flavor, easy to prepare, and comes together quickly in terms of prep time, although baking time is a full hour. I put in a bit less cottage cheese and added more feta as well as another few ounces of spinach. After reading the comments from other reviewers, I added some traditional Greek spices such as dill and oregano. It was well-recieved by the family and husband asked to take some of the left-overs to work for his lunch the next day. Will repeat in future.

  • Cocokisses
    Apr 8, 2016

    I did something fun with this recipe. I took 1 lb. of ground lamb, some chopped onion and garlic....cooked and drained it. I put it UNDERNEATH this entire recipe. It turned it into a Greek Shepard's Pie. The family loved it!

  • lvtigger
    Nov 22, 2012

    No comment left

  • dmv60
    Sep 26, 2012

    I've made this several times and recently have substituted Greek seasoning blend for the salt and pepper. It really is good.

  • Stacy1182
    Jan 23, 2012

    This casserole is a great meatless option for dinner. I have made it a couple times and have added a bit of dill to make it more like traditional spanakopita.

  • clairemail3
    Nov 1, 2011

    For those of you who thought this needed something, try using a flavored feta like garlic/herb or sun-dried tomato.

  • twilson44
    Sep 15, 2011

    This recipe had a nice flavor, but it needed something. I added hot sauce.

  • VickyGr
    May 26, 2011

    For a food that is so low on calories, this is really filling and also quite tasty. Will be making again.

  • Labattsmom
    Mar 16, 2011

    I subbed ricotta for cottage and used fresh, not frozen, spinach. Delicious!