Spinach and Three Cheese Phyllo Pie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Spinach and Cheese Mixture:

Nonstick cooking spray or butter, for the baking dish

1/2 cup pine nuts 

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter 

1 tablespoon olive oil 

2 yellow onions, diced 

2 garlic cloves, minced 

Three 20-ounce bags frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess water 

4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten 

2 cups crumbled feta cheese 

1 cup ricotta cheese 

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 

2 teaspoons kosher salt 

Pinch nutmeg 

Phyllo Dough Crust:

8 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed

3 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 

2 teaspoons za'atar (if you can't find za'atar, use sesame seeds) 


  1. For the spinach and cheese mixture: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large dry skillet over medium heat, lightly toast the pine nuts. Remove and reserve. In the same skillet, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the spinach. Cook until tender and any excess water evaporates, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, feta, ricotta, Parmesan, pine nuts, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Add the reserved spinach mixture and stir to combine. Transfer to the baking dish, pressing to make sure it is even.
  4. For the phyllo dough crust: Layer sheets of phyllo onto the spinach mixture, brushing each sheet with melted butter before adding the next. Fold the edges to make a crust and brush with butter. Sprinkle with za'atar or sesame seeds. Bake until golden brown, 55 to 60 minutes.