If you already love spanakopita, you’re going to fall head over heels for our twist on the classic, Spinach Feta Crinkle Phyllo! This recipe takes all the deliciousness of traditional spanakopita and gives it a fun and easy-to-make makeover.

For this version of spanakopita, layers of flaky phyllo pastry are generously stuffed with a savory mixture of spinach and creamy feta cheese. Each bite is a perfect balance of buttery richness and savory goodness that’s sure to have you reaching for more!

And the best part? This Spinach Feta Crinkle Phyllo comes together in minutes, making it a convenient option for any time of day. Whether you serve it up as a satisfying breakfast, a light lunch, or a flavorful appetizer, it’s guaranteed to be a hit with your guests.

a slice of easy spanakopita recipe on a plate.

Why You’ll Love This Easy Spanakopita Recipe

This easy spanakopita recipe is every bit as delicious as traditional versions but is so much easier to make! Plus, it’s also: 

  • Loaded with nutrients
  • Full of flaky texture and a buttery, irresistible flavor
  • Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  • Great for feeding a crowd

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Olive Oil – Used to sauté the veggies. 
  • Phyllo Sheets – These form the base of the recipe, creating a sort of crust and can easily be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores. 
  • Veggies – Frozen spinach, onions, and garlic are included for nutrients and flavor. 
  • Cheese – Feta and mozzarella combine to create a tangy, savory flavor. 
  • Salt and Pepper – Adjust according to your flavor preferences. 
  • Butter – Used to create a rich taste and help brown the top of the dish. 
  • Eggs – These act as a binder, holding the ingredients together. 
  • Milk – We recommend using whole milk, but any kind you have on hand will work. 
  • Yogurt – Full-fat yogurt adds a tangy flavor and smooth, creamy texture. 
  • Baking Powder – This helps the filling fluff up and hold together. 

How to Make This Easy Spanakopita Recipe

This crinkle phyllo recipe is super fun to make and a wonderful way to get the kids involved in the kitchen! Here’s what to do: 

  1. Sauté. In a pan over medium-high heat, sauté the onions in olive oil until they’re translucent. Add the spinach, garlic, salt, and pepper, and continue to sauté. 
  2. Combine. Remove the pan from the heat, and set it aside to cool. Then, add the feta and ozzarella, and stir until it is well combined. 
  3. Layer. Layer two pieces of phyllo dough on top of each other, and dot the spinach mixture on top. Crinkle the sheets, folding them accordion-style. Place the dough on a buttered baking sheet, starting from the short side. 
  4. Repeat. Repeat the process, stuffing and crinkling the phyllo until all of the sheets have been used and the baking sheet is full. 
  5. Cover. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, yogurt, baking powder, salt, pepper, and melted butter until smooth. Pour the mixture over the crinkled dough. Sprinkle the cheese on top. 
  6. Bake. Place the baking dish in the oven until the cheese is melted and golden brown on top, and serve warm! 

How to Store

This easy spanakopita recipe is best served right away while it’s still warm. However, if you have leftovers, they can be covered or transferred to an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

Then, when you’re ready to eat, pop it back in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Or, warm it in the microwave in intervals of 30 seconds until your desired temperature is reached. 

Serving Suggestions

This easy spanakopita recipe is super filling when served on its own. However, it also makes for a savory breakfast, brunch, or dinner when paired with sides like: 

a slice of crinkle phyllo stuffed with a cheesy spinach mixture.

More Ways to Use Phyllo 

Looking for more tasty yet incredibly easy phyllo recipes? Try out some of our favorites below! 

easy spanakopita in a baking dish.

Easy Spanakopita Recipe

4.30 from 10 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
This spinach feta crinkle phyllo is our take on an Easy Spanakopita recipe that you can prepare in minutes and serve any time of the day!


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen spinach thawed and drained
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese plus more for topping
  • 1 package phyllo sheets thawed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a 13×9 baking dish, and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, and sauté until translucent. Add the spinach, garlic, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of black pepper to taste. Sauté for 1 minute.
    1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1 medium onion, 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen spinach, 4 garlic cloves, Salt to taste, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • Remove the skillet from the heat, and set aside to cool.
  • Once cool, add the feta and 1 cup Mozzarella cheese. Stir to combine.
    1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles, 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
    Feta, spinach, and mozzarella in a bowl.
  • Layer two pieces of phyllo dough on top of each other, dot the spinach mixture on top, spreading it out evenly. Begin to crinkle the sheets, folding them over each other accordion-style.
    1 package phyllo sheets
    Cheese and spinach stuffed crinkle phyllo dough.
  • Lay the folded dough in the buttered baking dish, starting at the short end.
    Spinach and cheese stuffed crinkle phyllo in a baking dish.
  • Repeat until all the phyllo has been used.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, yogurt, baking powder, salt, pepper, and melted butter. Stir until smooth.
    2 large eggs, 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • Pour the mixture on top of the phyllo dough. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
    Uncooked spanakopita crinkle phyllo dough in a baking dish.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
    Baked spanakopita crinkle phyllo dough in a baking dish.
  • Store covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6922IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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overhead image of a slice of savory crinkle phyllo with a fork with a bite on the side

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  1. 5 stars
    I do not understand what the quantity is for the “2 packages frozen spinach thawed and drained”. Can you please let me know the approximate weight of spinach.

    1. Apologies for any confusion. We typically use 10 oz packages. We hope you enjoy, Vana!

      Alia & Radwa

  2. 5 stars
    Seems like a delicious recipe
    Would you kindly advice on the spinach.
    You say 2 packages but not the size of the package.
    Thank you 😊

  3. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious! I made it for a family gathering and it was a big hit, none leftover! I will definitely be making this again!

  4. Your directions are wrong. You say to add 1/2 cup of spinach mixture on top of the first two layers of phyllo dough, but you never mention adding more spinach mixture at any time.

    1. We apologize for the confusion, and we have made some modifications to the recipe. Let us know if you have any questions!

  5. 2 stars
    I usually love all of your recipes. This was NOT easy. There was no video to show how to fold accordion-style. I had so much phyllo dough leftover so I feel like I didn’t do it correctly. I think there needs to be more of an explanation.

    1. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize for any confusion our instructions may have caused you and will modify them right away. xo, Alia & Radwa