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Spanakopita Strudel

This Greek favorite gets an appetizing makeover when it’s rolled into a strudel instead of layered in a pan.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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2 leeks, white and light green parts thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
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1 small onion, diced (about ¾ cup)
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2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
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¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
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2 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
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1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
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2 eggs, lightly beaten
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4 oz. low-fat feta cheese, crumbled (about ½ cup)
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¼ cup grated Romano cheese
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12 phyllo sheets, thawed

Instructions: 

  1. Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Add leeks, onion and garlic, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until soft. Stir in nutmeg, and cook 1 minute more. Add spinach, and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, and stir in lemon juice. Transfer to colander, and let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Press all liquid out of spinach mixture. Transfer to bowl, and stir in eggs, feta and Romano.
  3. Spray 1 phyllo sheet with cooking spray. Stack second sheet of phyllo on top. Repeat spraying and stacking until you have 6 layers.
  4. Shape half of spinach filling into log on phyllo stack, leaving 1½-inch border around edges. Fold short edges over filling, then roll lengthwise into tight log. Place seam side down on prepared baking sheet, and spray with cooking spray. Cut slashes 1 inch apart on top of strudel with sharp knife. Repeat with remaining phyllo and filling. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
256
Protein: 
15 g
Total Fat: 
10 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
Carbohydrates: 
30 g
Cholesterol: 
84 mg
Sodium: 
711 mg
Fiber: 
4 g
Sugar: 
3 g
Yield: 
Serves 6