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Spinach and Cheese Pie


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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped green onions
  • 1 lb. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-milk, small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Romano cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 8 sheets filo dough
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


Servings 6


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400F

Heat olive oil in 2-quart saucepan. Add onions and saute' until tender, about 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook 1 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Stir lemon rind, parsley and feta cheese into spinach mixture. Combine cottage cheese, Romano cheese and egg in a small bowl. Stir until well blended. Add to spinach mixture. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg; stir well.

Scrape filling into a 9-inch pie plate or 8-inch square baking dish. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven.

Brush one sheet of filo dough with melted butter, keeping remaining sheets covered with a cloth. Crumple filo sheet into a nest shape and place on top of filo. Repeat with remaining filo sheets to cover filling.

Bake about 10 minutes, until filo topping is browned.

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