This is my version of my mom’s spinach pies. I added sugar and eliminated oil. Sometimes my mom would add sliced black olives. That is good too!  

I like Italian Spinach Pie this way because of the touch of sweetness from the little bit of sugar in the filling and the raisins.

She put a little oil in the filling, but I eliminate it to keep the calorie count down and I don’t miss it!  


Italian Spinach Pie
My Mom made this often! She would vary it, sometimes adding raisins or black olives. If you like spinach, this is delicious!
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 164


  • 20 ounces spinach frozen
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • ¾ cups raisins
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 pound bread dough


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Grease or spray or line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Boil or microwave the spinach and with your hands, squeeze out all the water to get it good and dry. Put the spinach in a large bowl.
  • Add the salt, pepper, garlic, raisins, and sugar.
  • On a floured board, roll out the bread dough into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle.
  • Spread the spinach filling over dough.
  • Roll the dough like a jelly roll, starting from the long edge and shape into a loaf.
  • Tuck the loaf end edges underneath and transfer the loaf to the prepared pan with the seam side down.
  • Bake the spinach pie at 350° for 20 – 30 minutes until it is brown on the bottom.
  • Cool the spinach pie in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then transfer the loaf to a wire rack to finish cooling.


VARIATION:   You can add anything you’d like to the spinach filling besides raisins or black olives.  Some suggestions are small pieces of pepperoni, or a little grated mozzarella cheese, or some chopped peppers or onions or other vegetables.
Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5317IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg

* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

1 Comment

  1. Tricia Buster April 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Its to good to eat only one … lol


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