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Weight Watchers Greek Spanakopita

Servings: 12 (serving size: 1 piece)

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil (3 Smart Points)
  • 2 bunches of English spinach (about 400g), trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 4 green shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 75g reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled (3 Smart Points)
  • 1 cup 97% fat-free cottage cheese (5 Smart Points)
  • 4 medium eggs (8 Smart Points)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 8 sheets of filo pastry (48 Smart Points)
  • Olive oil spray (for misting)
  • Cherry tomatoes (250g), halved
  • Green string beans (150g), trimmed and halved
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Lightly spray a 23 cm pie dish with olive oil.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large, deep non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Cook the spinach for 3–4 minutes until wilted. Transfer to a colander placed over the sink, cool, and press to squeeze out excess liquid.
  4. Heat the remaining olive oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2–3 minutes until softened. Transfer to a large bowl.
  5. Stir in spinach, crumbled feta, cottage cheese, eggs, and dill. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Lay a sheet of filo on the bench and lightly spray with olive oil. Repeat with remaining filo, placing each sheet on top of the last, at a 45-degree angle. Ease the layered filo into the pie dish, allowing filo to overhang the side of the dish.
  7. Pour the spinach mixture into the pastry shell. Fold overhanging filo over the filling, overlapping to cover completely. Lightly spray with olive oil.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until the filling is set, and the top is golden brown.

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Calories: Approximately 140
  • Total Fat: Approximately 6g
  • Saturated Fat: Approximately 2g
  • Cholesterol: Approximately 74mg
  • Sodium: Approximately 208mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: Approximately 13g
  • Dietary Fiber: Approximately 2g
  • Sugars: Approximately 2g
  • Protein: Approximately 7g

Weight Watchers Smart Points per Serving:

  • Blue Plan: Approximately 3 Smart Points per serving
  • Green Plan: Approximately 3 Smart Points per serving
  • Purple Plan: Approximately 3 Smart Points per serving

Please note that Smart Points values may vary based on the specific ingredients and brands you use, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the Smart Points using the Weight Watchers app or materials for the most accurate values. Enjoy your delicious Greek Spanakopita!

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