A Plate of Spinach & Feta Cheese Triangles.

Spinach & Feta Cheese Triangles (Spanakopitakia)

Super easy to make, these Spinach & Feta Cheese Triangles (Spanakopitakia) are a great lunchbox snack or a delicious starter.

Made with filo pastry, spinach, spring onion, ricotta and Greek feta cheese, are you ready to get your hands dirty?

Scroll down and you’ll find a short video highlighting the most important steps to making the most delicious Spinach & Feta Cheese Triangles (Spanakopitakia). Or you can click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hxtM3H8Ojk

Below the video, we’ve also included step by step images of how to fold your filo sheet into triangles. We’ve used a tissue and recommend you do the same so that you can practice on the same tissue without wasting all your filo pastry. 🙂

Spinach & Feta Cheese Triangles (Spanakopitakia)

Course: Snacks, starters, appertizersCuisine: Greek


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  • 60g of Chopped Spring Onion

  • 280g of Fresh Spinach

  • 1 Tablespoon of White Pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

  • 1 Tablespoon of Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder

  • 480g of Ricotta or Mizithra

  • 650g of Greek Feta Cheese

  • 1 Packet of Filo Pastry

  • 250g Melted Unsalted Butter

  • 2 Eggs

  • Sesame Seeds (Optional)


  • Preparing the Filling
  • Add oil to the fry pan and add the spring onion and spinach to the fry pan on a medium heat.
  • Once the spinach has wilted, transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Add white pepper, Vegeta Gourmet stock powder to the bowl and mix well.
  • Crumble the Ricotta or Mizithra into the bowl, followed by the Greek Feta cheese. Mix well to combine everything.
  • Break 2 eggs into the bowl and continue to mix it through.
  • Preparing the Filo Pastry
  • Lay one Filo Sheet on a clean workbench and brush one side with melted butter.
  • Fold the Filo Sheet in half and brush the top with butter.
  • Fold the Filo Sheet in half again, and brush the top with butter one last time.
  • Scoop a ball of filling into your hands and place it at the base of the Filo Sheet.
  • Grab one edge of the sheet and fold it over to the opposite corner to make a triangle shape.
  • Repeat the process from the corner to corner until you reach the end of the Filo Pastry.
  • Butter the top and bottom of the triangle and place on baking paper on a tray.
  • If you like sesame seeds, now’s the time to sprinkle them onto the Spinach and Feta Cheese triangles.
  • Bake at 180°C or 356°F for approximately 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Video

Commonly Asked Questions

How to fold spinach and ricotta triangles?

Folding filo into triangles isn’t as hard is it looks. The easiest way to practice is with a tissue. This will ensure you’re not wasting any of your precious Filo pastry.

See below a simple demonstration of folding a tissue into a triangle starting from the top left. You can apply the same method when folding your filo sheet.

Demonstration Grid of How to Fold Triangles

Can You Freeze Spinach & Feta Triangles?

Yep, these spinach and feta triangles are great to make in bulk. Once you’ve buttered the top and bottom of each triangle, wrap them tightly with baking paper and place into an airtight snap lock bag.

Store them in batches, so the next time an unexpected visitor comes to your house, all you need is 25-30 minutes to bake and serve.

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