Our vegetable garden is blessed with an abundance of greens right now and my favorite way to use them up is in this easy Spinach and Cheese Pie, inspired by a traditional Greek "Spanakopita". Surprisingly my children who don't usually eat their "greens" really love eating this Spinach and Cheese pie, so hopefully yours will too?.
Spinach and Cheese Pie ready for the oven
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 1 large pie
Ingredients 10 "sheets" Fillo pastry (frozen sheets are fine)
125g feta cheese - crumbled
125g parmesan cheese
125g ricotta cheese
1 large bunch silverbeet/spinach greens
125 g melted butter
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
A great way to use up greens
Ingredients all ready to go
Wash spinach/greens, remove any stems or stalks, drain and chop.
In another bowl, beat the eggs, add crumbled feta cheese, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese, sea salt, freshly ground pepper and olive oil. Mix until well combined.
Take a large baking dish, grease and line with 5 sheets of fillo. Brush every second sheet with melted butter.
Cover pastry sheets with spinach/greens, then cover spinach/greens with the egg and cheese mixture. Cover with remaining 5 fillo pastry sheets. Brushing each layer with melted butter. Fold over fillo sheets to make a tidy edge.
Bake in moderate oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Let pie stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with a delicious Greek salad or Mango Chutney (see my recipeyum.com recipe for this delicious recipe too) and enjoy.