A tasty spanakopita dinner from scratch – cooked in the air fryer! These crispy spinach and feta stuffed jumbo rolls are meal sized and easy to make with a little help from your air fryer. Delicious and healthy, served with a salad to round off the meal.
A while back our oven broke, and it took three separate people from the repair company over one month to fix it. It was a sad time! Oven baked dinners are my faves. The upside is, I got better acquainted with the capability of my air fryer, and so this recipe was born.
Making a couple of spanakopita rolls in the air fryer was super fast and convenient – they cook in just 15 minutes .
Wanting this to be a proper dinner recipe, at first I attempted to make a more classic spanakopita pie within a mini baking dish that sits in the air fryer basket. I just couldn’t get it to cook evenly enough.
These spanakopita rolls worked much better. They’re almost like spanakopita burritos. Large and substantial, with a great ratio of that creamy spinach filling, they are proper meal sized portions. But really easy and foolproof too.
How to Make them – in Pictures
Full printable recipe to follow but this visual run through will show you what you’re signing up to.
Recipe Tips & Ingredient Swaps
I use the same filling recipe here as for my spanakopita braid, and I talk quite a lot about it there if you really want the run down on this filling recipe, but the main points are as follows:
It is best to use chopped frozen spinach, not whole leaf, for the optimal texture.
Don’t skip the mint! The mint is so important for that proper Greek flavor. You can add parsley too, but don’t swap it.
Since this is meant to be a super convenient easy recipe, you may not feel like sautéing an onion first. I love it best with sautéed onions, but there is a very suitable swap to be made if you’d rather skip this step – just swap the onion for a green / salad / spring onion instead. Chop it finely and mix it in the bowl with the other ingredients, no pre cooking needed.
Please note that this recipe makes FOUR large spanakopita rolls. My smaller air fryer can only cook two at a time, but larger ones could do a full batch.
If you don’t need that much, you could save some of the filling for another day / another recipe, or you could pre-assemble a couple of rolls to cook another time. Or you can just halve the recipe.
What to Serve with Your Spanakopita
If you want a lighter meal or lunch, a simple tomato salad is my favorite accompaniment.
If you’d prefer to bulk out your rolls to a full dinner, you could have a more substantial grain salad and/or roast some veggies in the air fryer once the rolls come out (air fried broccoli takes just a few minutes so your rolls won’t get cold!)