Spinach and Cheese Filo Pie

Spinach and Cheese Filo Pie


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About this recipe: Sauteed onions and mushrooms are mixed with wilted spinach, ricotta, basil, eggs and feta. This mixture is then encased in a buttered-filo layered pastry. An exceptionally versatile pie.


Makes: 1 pie

  • 900g spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 225g fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 (250g) tubs ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g feta cheese
  • 175g butter, melted
  • 450g filo pastry sheets

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

  1. Steam the spinach until just wilted.
  2. In a medium frying pan heat the oil until hot and saute the onions and mushrooms. Stir together with the spinach.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs well. Stir in the ricotta, feta and basil.
  4. Butter a deep pie dish. Place a sheet of filo on the bottom of the dish and brush melted butter over the sheet. Repeat until there are 5 or 6 sheets in the dish. Spread the ricotta mixture over the filo. Layer 5 or 6 more sheets of filo brushed with butter on top of the cheese. Spread spinach mixture over the filo. Top the pie with 5 or 6 more sheets of filo brushed with butter. Trim dough to the edge of the pie dish.
  5. Bake at 190 C / Gas 5 for about 1 hour or until pie is golden brown.

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