This freeze-friendly feta filo pie is a Greek-inspired dish that you will love to make any day. You don’t even have to be a wizard at cooking to try and make this tasty meal, but it may surprise everyone around you! The best thing about this recipe is that it is delicious fresh, as well as frozen.
Freeze-Friendly Feta Filo Pie To Try And Make Any Time
To make this spanakopita copycat dish, you will need olive oil, leeks, spring onions, spinach, feta cheese, and filo pastry. Make sure to thaw your filo pastry ahead of time, so you can get the best results and texture.
As with many dishes, you can replace some of the ingredients here. Consider using regular oil, onions or chives, mustard greens or arugula, ricotta or queso blanco, and puff pastry.
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F at a minimum. Fry your leeks and spring onions until brown. In the meantime, blanch your spinach lightly, but skip this step when using arugula. Mix in the cheese with the spinach and add the mix to the onions.
You can begin filling your pastry into baking dishes and tuck the edges in. The whole baking process is the longest part of this recipe, and it should take about 15-20 minutes.
Freezing and Unfreezing the Feta Filo Pie
If you want to save your feta filo pies for later, assemble everything, but don’t bake it. Simply, place the pies as they are into the freezer in a safe bag or airtight container. To use your frozen pies, unwrap them and put them in a baking dish. You can then bake them for about half an hour, but make sure to remove the tin foil for the last 15 minutes.
Serve your freeze-friendly feta filo pie with a green salad, chopped tomatoes, and even some eggs! Enjoy these any time of the day or week without much hassle.
Freeze-Friendly Feta Filo PieCourse: Main MealCuisine: Freezer-Friendly, Vegan
A Delicious Greek-inspired dish that is very easy to make and will surely surprise your family!
Prepare 4 servings for now and 4 for the freezer.
2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for brushing
2 leeks, sliced thinly
8 spring onions, sliced thinly
1 lb (approx. 500g) spinach
2 blocks feta cheese, crumbled
8 sheets filo pastry
chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- Preheat your oven to 400 F (200 C).
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Cook spring onions and leeks for about 10 minutes until they’re soft.
- Blanch spinach briefly so it wilts.
- Once cool, squeeze excess water.
- Combine the spinach with the feta cheese, leek, and spring onions (and the tomatoes, if using).
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Layer 2 sheets of the filo pastry into one of two baking dishes. Put half the filling into the pastry, spread it, then fold the filo over.
- Add two more sheets on top, tuck in the edges and brush with little oil.
- Bake until golden brown. About 15 to 20 minutes.
- Serve hot or cold.
Looking to try another delicious freezer-friendly treat? Check out these awesome Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Muffins!