Air Fryer Spanakopita

Background and History

Spanakopita, a beloved Greek dish, has a history dating back centuries. Traditionally made as a savory pastry filled with spinach, feta, and herbs, this delightful treat is now reimagined for modern kitchens with the convenience of an air fryer. The result is a crispy, golden exterior encasing a flavorful filling, capturing the essence of Greek cuisine in a healthier, quicker version.

Ingredients

1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 cup ricotta cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup finely chopped green onions

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried dill

Salt and pepper to taste

1 package phyllo dough, thawed

Cooking spray or olive oil for brushing

Instructions

Preparation

Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

Filling Mixture

In a bowl, combine spinach, feta, ricotta, Parmesan, green onions, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Layering Phyllo Dough

Lay out one sheet of phyllo dough and brush it lightly with cooking spray or olive oil.

Add another sheet on top and repeat until you have 4-5 layers.

Adding Filling

Spoon a portion of the filling along one edge of the layered phyllo dough.

Rolling and Folding

Roll the phyllo dough over the filling to create a log or cigar shape.

Fold the edges to seal, creating a neat package.

Air Frying

Place the spanakopita in the preheated air fryer and cook for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Nutrition Facts

Note: Nutritional information may vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes.

Calories: Approximately 150 per serving

Protein: 8g

Fat: 10g

Carbohydrates: 10g

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 1g

Notes

Experiment with different herbs like mint or parsley for added flavor.

Serve with a side of tzatziki sauce for a refreshing touch.

Allergy Warning

Check for allergies in dairy products and phyllo dough, and ensure there are no nut allergies in any added ingredients.

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