An Autumn Favorite - Traditional Spetzofai Recipe

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 15 November 2023
An Autumn Favorite - Traditional Spetzofai Recipe
Spetzofai is one of the best recipes to welcome the fall. Originating from Pelio, spetzofai is made with Greek country sausages, bell peppers, tomatoes, and seasonings. Paired with feta cheese, crusty bread, and red wine this rustic dish makes for a mouthwatering Greek feast!



Serves: 4-6
Difficulty: Easy
Cooks in: 20 minutes


500 g country sausage, sliced
1 green bell pepper
2 red horn peppers
1 orange bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 Florina red pepper
1 pinch chili flakes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
100 g red wine
1 kg tomatoes
1 tablespoon honey

Cooking Instructions

Place a frying pan over high heat
Cut the sausage into rounds and add them to the pan to turn golden
Cut the peppers into pieces, add them to the pan, and sauté at medium-low heat for 20 minutes until they are tender
Add the chili flakes, tomato paste, and sauté
Deglaze the pan with the wine and let it evaporate
Grate the tomatoes on a box grater and add them to the pan
Add the honey, salt, pepper, and mix
Cover with the lid and simmer at medium heat for 15-20 minutes
Serve with feta cheese, fresh and dried oregano, and bread


To read the recipe in full, please visit: Akis Petretzikis