Learn how to cook Costco spanakopita in this Costco spanakopita review and recipe! Cuisine Adventures spanakopita are feta cheese and spinach triangles wrapped in flaky phyllo pastry dough (AKA fillo or filo dough). Get heating instructions for these delicious and convenient Mediterranean and Greek appetizers that are vegetarian and kosher. You’ll learn to how long to cook Costco spanakopita in air fryer and in the oven.
Did you know that you can get frozen spanakopita at Costco? Buying frozen spanakopita is so much easier than making it at home. And with this air fryer spanakopita recipe, you can enjoy this appetizer or snack in about 10 minutes.
The Costco spanakopita cooking instructions are located on the box. However, for those times you’ve lost your packaging, I’ve got frozen spanakopita cooking instructions right here for you. I’ve made a minor tweak to the Costco spanakopita air fryer directions so they’ll turn out perfectly.
You get 48 pieces in a pack of these Costco spinach feta mini pies. The package is the perfect size for large gatherings, such as parties or potlucks.
If you don’t need so many spinach triangles at once, Costco has made things easy for you. Inside the box, you get 4 packs of 12 spanakopita triangles each. This means the rest of the package will stay fresh if you only cook small amounts at a time.
These probably won’t be sitting around for long, however. I find they always disappear fast when I have a box in the freezer!
- 🔪 How do you cook spanakopita from Costco?
- ❓ How do I cook Costco spanakopita in air fryer?
- ⏲ Costco Spanakopita Baking Instructions
- 🤔 How to Microwave Costco Spanakopita
- 📋 Costco Spanakopita Calories
- ⭐ Costco Spanakopita Nutrition
- 🥘 Costco Spanakopita Ingredients
- 🌡️ Can spanakopita be frozen?
- 👪 Spanakopita Dips
- 💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
- 👩🏻🍳 Other Costco Recipes
- The Disclaimer…
- 📖 Recipe
- 💬 Comments
🔪 How do you cook spanakopita from Costco?
Wondering how to cook frozen spanakopita? You can use your oven or air fryer. Don’t use the microwave to cook frozen spanakopita, the filo dough won’t brown and crisp with this cooking method.
❓ How do I cook Costco spanakopita in air fryer?
You can use the Ninja Foodi, Philips, Instant Pot Vortex, Cosori, Nuwave, Kalorik, Breville, or whatever brand you have to cook spanakopita. Cooking times vary more between air fryer brands than between ovens. Always check the food early the first time you try a new air fryer recipe to prevent overcooking!
To make this frozen spanakopita air fryer recipe, begin by preheating the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177C) for 5 minutes. Place the frozen spanakopita in a non-touching single layer in the hot air fryer basket or tray. I could fit 8 spinach triangles on the tray.
Make sure the spanakopita is glazed side up. Put the tray back in the air fryer (use the top rack position if you have an air fryer oven). Bake for 10-11 minutes; you don’t even have to flip them.
Costco’s spanakopita box directions recommends an air frying time of 10-13 minutes. However, I found 13 minutes to be too long.
At 10 minutes, the pastries had turned a lovely golden brown. At 11 minutes, the spanakopita puffed up and some were just beginning to split. Continuing to cook them beyond that point would just make a mess.
The box recommends cooking frozen spanakopita until it reaches a safe minimum internal temp of 165F (74C). Use an instant read thermometer to check the internal temp of the pastries after air frying. Add additional cooking time as needed.
After air frying, let your spanakopita rest for about 2 minutes. They are extremely hot, and you don’t want to burn your mouth!
⏲ Costco Spanakopita Baking Instructions
You can also make frozen spanakopita in the oven. To do so, preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
Place the frozen spanakopita on a cookie sheet, glazed side up. Do not break the individual triangles apart.
Bake Costco spanakopita for 17-19 minutes in the center of the oven. They will be golden brown and puffed up when done. Check them with a meat thermometer to ensure they reached 165F (74C).
🤔 How to Microwave Costco Spanakopita
The box of Costco spanakopita says, “Do not prepare in the microwave oven.” This is because the phyllo dough won’t brown and cook properly in the microwave.
📋 Costco Spanakopita Calories
Costco spanakopita provides 200 calories per 3-piece serving. There are 4 servings per individually wrapped tray, and 16 servings in the box.
⭐ Costco Spanakopita Nutrition
Here is the nutrition info for Costco spanakopita (3 piece serving):
- Calories: 200
- Total fat: 11g
- Saturated fat: 3g
- Cholesterol: 35mg
- Sodium: 290mg
- Total carbohydrate: 20g
- Fiber: 1g
- Net carbs: 19g
- Total sugar: 1g
- Protein: 7g
- Potassium: 141mg
- Iron: 10% DV
- Calcium: 8% DV
Costco spanakopita is not a good fit for keto, low carb, and gluten free diets. The nutrition info above doesn’t include any dipping sauces you choose to add.
🥘 Costco Spanakopita Ingredients
Here are the ingredients for Costco spanakopita:
- Enriched flour
- Feta cheese
- Canola oil
- Modified corn starch
- 2% or less of: butter, spice, vital wheat gluten, flavor, yeast, salt, cornstarch, dextrose
Costco Cuisine Adventures Spanakopita has no artificial colors and is vegetarian and kosher. It contains the common allergens wheat, milk, egg, and soy.
🌡️ Can spanakopita be frozen?
Costco spanakopita should be kept frozen until cooking time. I recommend only making what you need for the best texture. Leftover cooked spanakopita can become soggy when frozen and thawed.
👪 Spanakopita Dips
What goes with spanakopita? Spanakopita is typically served with tzatziki dip or a cucumber yogurt dressing. You could also add seasonings to your spanakopita, such as za’atar.
💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). How healthy is spanakopita?
The first ingredient in Cuisine Adventures Costco spanakopita is spinach. Additionally, you get calcium and some protein from the feta, and an assortment of B vitamins from the dough.
That said, Costco’s spanakopita counts as an ultra-processed food. Like many foods in this category, you’re getting mostly refined grains and added fat, relative to the protein. Many people find foods like this very easy to overeat. (I know I do!)
If you made spanakopita at home, you could use less oil and make it with whole grains. You could use more filling relative to the dough, to pack more nutrient-dense foods in there. Realistically, this would be a lot of extra work, and recipes with phyllo require a certain degree of culinary skill.
This is one of those foods I enjoy as a treat on occasion. It’s nice having a box in the freezer when unexpected company drops by (or when my college kid is home on break). However, this isn’t my top pick as a dietary mainstay if you have a weight loss goal or are trying to maintain a healthy weight.
To add a little more protein to this appetizer, serve with a creamy yogurt-based dip. It not only packs in a little more nutrition, it’s also a delicious accompaniment to these crispy spinach triangles!
At the time of writing, the Costco spanakopita price is $14.99. Prices may vary by location and are subject to change.
The answer to this is subjective, so buy a few brands of frozen spanakopita and have a taste test! Aside from Cuisine Adventures, you could try Apollo Spinach & Cheese Spanakopita, Grecian Delight Cheese and Spinach Pie, and The Fillo Factory Spinach & Cheese Fillo Pie.
“Healthy” always depends on your needs, but filo dough is typically lower fat and lower calorie than puff pastry before preparation. Puff pastry contains lots of butter. Filo is paper-thin sheets of low-fat dough, but oil is often brushed between the layers in recipes.
👩🏻🍳 Other Costco Recipes
Here are some other cooking instructions for Costco foods:
All recipes on this website may or may not be appropriate for you, depending on your medical needs and personal preferences. Consult with a registered dietitian or your physician if you need help determining the dietary pattern that may be best for you.
The nutrition information is an estimate provided as a courtesy. It will differ depending on the specific brands and ingredients that you use. Calorie information on food labels may be wildly inaccurate, so please don't sweat the numbers too much.
For more information on how the three recipe levels may help with a weight management goal, refer to my overnight oats no sugar post. Let's get cooking!
Costco Spanakopita (Air Fryer Frozen Spanakopita Cuisine Adventures)
- 1 box frozen spanakopita (Costco Cuisine Adventures brand)
- tzatziki (or another cucumber yogurt dip, optional)
Air Fry Frozen Spanakopita:
- Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (177°C) for 5 minutes.
- Place the frozen spanakopita in a non-touching single layer in the hot air fryer basket or tray. I could fit 8-9 spinach triangles on the tray.
- Make sure the spanakopita is glazed side up. Put the tray back in the air fryer (use the top rack position if you have an air fryer oven). Air fry for 10-11 minutes. No flipping is necessary! They should be golden brown and puffed up when done.
- Frozen spanakopita should reach a safe minimum internal temp of 165°F (74°C). Use an instant read thermometer to check the internal temp of the pastries after air frying. Add additional cooking time as needed.
- Let the cooked spanakopita cool for 2 minutes before serving with tzatziki or your favorite dip.
Oven Bake Frozen Spanakopita:
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Place the frozen spanakopita on a cookie sheet, glazed side up. Do not break the individual triangles apart.
- Bake Costco spanakopita for 17-19 minutes in the center of the oven. They will be golden brown and puffed up when done. Check them with a meat thermometer to ensure they reached 165°F (74°C).
- Let cool 2 minutes before serving with dip.