Dairy-Free Spanakopita (Otherwise known as Greek Spinach Pie)


Spanakopita is a traditional Greek dish that means “spinach pie.” It’s savory, and usually made a filling of feta cheese, eggs, spinach, and seasonings layered in filo pastry. This dairy-free spanakopita recipe was contributed by a reader, and uses a combination of tofu, cheese alternative, spinach, and eggs for a balanced flavor and a boost of nutrition and protein. If you confuse eggs with dairy, you’re not alone! See this post: Are Eggs Dairy?

Filo pastry is very often dairy-free, but be sure to check the packaging. A few brands do contain butter or milk in some form.

Dairy-Free Spanakopita Recipe (Otherwise known as Greek Spinach Pie)

Special Diet Notes: Dairy-Free Spanakopita

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, nut-free, peanut-free, and vegetarian.

For egg-free and vegan spanakopita, you can try a whole egg substitute like VeganEgg or Just Egg. But we haven’t tested these as of yet.

Dairy-Free Spanakopita (Savory Spinach Pie)
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This recipe was shared with us by a reader named Belle. It's a dairy-free twist on a classic Greek dish.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 (14-ounce) package medium firm tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 (7-ounce) package dairy-free cheese alternative, shredded or chopped (such as Chao or Daiya)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon oregano or basil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 package filo pastry (20 sheets), thawed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a rectangular casserole dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the tofu, spinach, cheese alternative, onion, eggs, dill, oregano, and sea salt, until combined.
  3. Put four sheets of filo on the bottom of your prepared casserole dish, and spread ¼ of the filling on top. Repeat this process, four sheets of filo topped with ¼ of the filling, three more times, Then top with four more sheets of filo.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil on top of filo and brush it on evenly.
  5. Bake the spanikopita for 45 minutes, or until it is lightly risen and the top is browned.
  6. Pie will rise and brown.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


    • You won’t want to omit it since it is one of the primary ingredients. You can substitute it with a dairy-free soy-free feta alternative, and possibly omit the other cheese alternative. It’s hard to say without testing the recipe what would work best. The top four posts here -> https://www.godairyfree.org/?s=feta – are all soy-free feta options. The first two are products, the second two (almond and hemp fetas) are recipes.

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