Trader Joe’s Spanakopita Review

Trader Joe's Spanakopita

Spanakopita has been around for over 400 years, but somehow, the Freezer Meal Frenzy staff has never gotten around to trying it. In fact, we weren’t even sure how to pronounce it until we looked it up. We’re obviously not spanakopita authorities, but we decided to review Trader Joe’s Spanakopita regardless!

While there are 12 pieces in a box, they’re all frozen together in a big pastry loaf. We couldn’t figure out how to break them apart before they thawed, so we decided to heat everything at once. These pastries aren’t hard to cook — just toss them in the oven for 20 minutes — but we strongly recommend covering your baking sheet in aluminum foil. We cooked our pastries without foil and struggled to scrape them off the pan.

Trader Joe's Spanakopita

As you might be able to tell from the image above, the pastry crust is light and flaky. We took our spankopita out of the oven as soon as the corners started to brown, and that was the right call. The delicate-yet-crispy crust is the perfect compliment to the gooey cheese and spinach filling within.

Even though each pastry is loaded with cheese, they don’t taste overly rich. Because they’re made with feta and ricotta cheese, they actually have a slightly sour flavor that pairs nicely with the spinach. The individual pastries are pretty small, but you’ll still want to be careful when you’re eating. You could easily polish off half a box on your own if you’re not careful.

We’re not qualified to say if Trader Joe’s Spanakopita is anything like the real deal, but we can say that it’s delicious. If you’re a fan of spinach, cheese, and pastries, and you have some aluminum foil in your cupboards, this is definitely a snack you should sample.

To learn more about the cooking instructions, nutrition content, or ingredients for this Trader Joe’s Spanakopita, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Spanakopita
Trader Joe's Spanakopita
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2 months ago

Soo disappointed. I love spanakopita but this was awful. The crust tasted and had the texture of cardboard. The filling was OK and I mean OK, nothing to write home about. I ended up eating as much as I could of the filling and threw away half the pie.

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