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Spinach Pies
from Grandma Rossi



3- cups - Flour
cup - Extra virgin olive oil
cup - Water


3 lbs. - Fresh Spinach or baby packaged spinach
5 tablespoons - Paprika
3 tablespoons - Granulated onion
2 tablespoons - Granulated garlic
a pinch -Cyan pepper
1- tsp. - Salt
1 teaspoons - Freshly ground pepper
cup - Extra virgin olive oil

Prepare dough

  • Put the flour in a bowl and make a hollow or depression in the center.

  • Pour in the olive oil. Then, using a spoon, mix the flour and olive oil until it forms what looks like little beads.

  • Next, add the water to the mixture. Knead by hand until the dough is soft and has a soft texture like marshmallows.

  • Divide the dough in 10-11 equal parts. Form the equal parts into balls and set aside.

Prepare spinach

  • Combine the dry ingredients.

  • Wash the spinach and shake out the excess water. Place the spinach into a large bowel.

  • Sprinkle on the dry ingredients mixture (paprika, onion, garlic, cyan pepper, salt and ground pepper).

  • Toss the spinach and the spices to coat the wet spinach leaves.

  • Pour the olive oil over the spinach. Toss gently to coat the spinach evenly in the spices and oil.

Make the spinach pies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On a lightly floured board, roll out each ball of dough into circles about 8 inches in diameter.

  • Place about 1 cup of the prepared spinach leaves on each dough circle.

  • Fold dough in half, completely enclosing spinach and crimp edges to hold together.

  • Bake about 35-40 minutes until pies are golden brown.

  • Serve immediately or cool and serve at room temperature.

Makes 10-11 spinach pies.


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