5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita

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This is my simplified, low-carb version of a Greek favourite - Spanakopita, a delicious savoury pie filled with spinach and feta cheese.

It's adapted from Keto Morning Hot Pockets which went viral over the social media. Based on several requests, I made the pockets nut-free by using flax meal instead of almond flour. Because flax meal is more absorbent than almond flour, I also added some cream cheese. If you can eat nuts, you can follow the original recipe that is made with almond flour - you will only need 4 ingredients: shredded mozzarella, almond flour, spinach and feta - that's it!

In the next few weeks, I'll share even more variations of this recipe, just like these Ham & Cheese Pockets, stay tuned :-)

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Nutritional values (per serving)

4.5 grams 5.4 grams 22.4 grams 28 grams 14.2 grams 366 calories
Total Carbs10grams
Net Carbs4.5grams
of which Saturated14.2grams
Magnesium110mg (27% RDA)
Potassium326mg (16% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5%), protein (25%), fat (70%)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella (85 g/ 3 oz) - use low-moisture, part-skim, shredded mozzarella cheese; not fresh mozzarella.
  • 1 heaped tbsp cream cheese (30 g/ 1 oz)
  • 4 tbsp flax meal (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 85 g cooked & drained spinach (3 oz ) - squeeze out as much moisture as possible
  • 85 g feta cheese, crumbled (3 oz)


  1. Prepare the dough: melt the shredded mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave oven for 1 minute, checking half way through. 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita
  2. Add the flax meal. Stir until the dough is well-combined. 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita
  3. Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper (I used a silicon mat and silicon rolling pin). 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita
  4. Add the cooked and drained spinach and crumbled feta. 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita
  5. Fold over like an envelope and seal the dough. 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita
  6. Poke some holes for releasing the steam while baking. Bake at 400 F (200 C) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita
  7. When done, remove from the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes. Cut in half and enjoy while still hot ... 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita ... or let it col down and refrigerate for up to 3 days. 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita

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Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made it and my whole family liked it, which is amazing because I am currently the only one living the keto lifestyle! I made the cauliflower sushi as well today, and we will find out tonight how they turned out!


Amy, thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed Smile


I just tried this recipe and the crust basically crumbled as I tried to fold it. Any suggestions?


I think you may have used the wrong mozzarella. In this recipe: Fat Head Pizza with Pepperoni & Jalapeños, I used a block of mozzarella that I grated before melting and it was too crumbly and moist - you will see that it was a bit sticky - it wouldn't work in these pockets. It has to be low moisture shredded mozzarella.


I love your book, app, and blog!!!
Unfortunately, I just found out I am dairy intolerant.  ☹️  Dairy was the foundation of my keto diet, but now I have to make this major adjustment.  
I'd love to try this recipe…but how would you suggest making it without dairy?  And how do you think I can modify other recipes I love?  Frustrated with my new limitations…I so love cheese😔


Thank you Dj! I think this tortilla dough will work perfectly: Best Keto & Paleo Tortillas, Taco Shells & Nachos
I haven't tried it in this recipe but I'm sure it will work, just make sure there isn't excess moisture in the filling. You could fill it with eggs, bacon, chorizo, cooked mushrooms, peppers, ... I hope this helps! Smile


Hi Martina.
I really love this dish and wana sink my teeth into it but the potassium level is a little to high for me. Could i lower the potassium by maybe using something different??
Regards Tony


Thank you Tony! If you do need to reduce potassium (usually it's the other way round but maybe you have a health condition?), you can skip the spinach and use ham, bacon, or even eggs instead. Keep in mind that this will only have a small effect (spinach only contributes to about 6% of EMR of potassium and other alternatives will still contain some potassium).


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