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Compliments of Diana Dyer, MS, RD

Spanakopita Pizza

From The Phytopia Cookbook, by Barbara Gollman, RD and Kim Pierce, Phytopia, Inc, Dallas, TX. This beautiful pizza is a feast for the eyes and a joy to eat! You will need a knife and fork to eat this as the yummy crust is a bit crumbly under the weight of all these power-packed ingredients.

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. dried dillweed
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon
  • 8 sheets thawed phyllo dough (look for the whole wheat brand)
  • 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard or horseradish mustard
  • 3 ounces low-fat mozzarella cheese (I use soy mozzarella)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced

Thaw spinach and squeeze dry. Bring phyllo to room temperature. Mince garlic; chop onion, basil, parsley. Juice lemon. Slice tomatoes


  • Spray large skillet with cooking spray; sauté garlic and onions over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add spinach and sauté until all moisture has evaporated.
  • Remove from heat and add basil, parsley, dill, nutmeg and lemon juice
  • Mix well and set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Coat a 12 x 16 inch baking or pizza pan with cooking spray. Layer with phyllo sheets to cover pan, lightly spraying after each sheet with cooking spray.
  • Finish by spraying the top of the final sheet and roll edges under.
  • Bake 4-5 minutes; allow to cool.
  • Mix feta cheese into spinach mixture.
  • After crust has cooled, carefully brush with a thin coat of mustard (Don't worry if some flakes off; this won't show.)
  • Carefully spread spinach mixture on top. Add half the mozzarella.
  • Arrange tomatoes side by side on top of spinach and cheese.
  • Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.

Bake 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is golden. Serves 4-6. Serve with a fresh green salad and fresh fruit. Yum, yum. Beats store bought or delivery pizzas hands down.