Spinach and Cheese Pie

Spinach and Cheese Pie

Think spanakopita but without all the work.

40 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 30 min
Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (14)

  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 1¼ cup Chopped Green Onion
  • 1 lb Frozen Chopped Spinach
  • 1 Lemon
  • ½ cup Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 6 oz Feta Cheese
  • 1½ cup Whole Milk, Small Curd Cottage Cheese
  • ½ cup Grated Romano Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 8 Phyllo Dough Sheets
  • 2 T Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Heat olive oil in 2-quart saucepan. Add onions and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat.
  3. 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.
  4. Scrape filling into a 9-inch pie plate or 8-inch square baking dish. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. Brush one sheet of fillo with melted butter, keeping remaining sheets covered with a cloth. Crumple fillo sheet into a nest shape and place on top of fillo. Repeat with remaining fillo sheets to cover filling.
  6. Bake about 10 minutes, until fillo topping is browned.