This is a versatile pie; add garlic, fennel, chard, and/or herbed feta for tasty variations.

Diane
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Steam the spinach until just wilted.

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  • In a medium skillet heat the oil until hot and saute the onions and mushrooms. Stir together with the spinach.

  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs well. Stir in the ricotta, feta, and basil.

  • Butter a deep dish pie pan. Place a sheet of phyllo on the bottom of the pan, and brush melted butter over the sheet. Repeat until there are 5 or 6 sheets in the pan. Spread the ricotta mixture over the phyllo. Layer 5 or 6 more sheets of filo brushed with butter on top of the cheese. Spread spinach mixture over the phyllo. Top the pie with 5 or 6 more sheets of phyllo brushed with butter. Trim dough to the edge of the pie dish.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour, or until pie is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

586 calories; protein 21.1g 42% DV; carbohydrates 40.8g 13% DV; fat 38.8g 60% DV; cholesterol 138mg 46% DV; sodium 925.4mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
Very very good... but I have a couple of concerns with the recipe. There was no way this amount of spinach and cheese would fit into a deep dish pie plate. I figured that ahead of time (thank goodness). I ended up making it in a 2q round casserole dish. Fit perfectly. Also, I had no idea how to use phyllo dough. My bad... but all in all, I used the amount stated for each layer and still had more than half a package left. Other than those concerns, no problems with recipe. I did tweek it a little. I added garlic to the spinach, mushroom, onion saute. (used baby portabellos). Then I added about 1/4 cup of Parmesan to the cheese filling. I added a dash or two of garlic powder to the butter when I melted it. This was a heavenly dish. Husband raved and had two helpings, which he never does. Thanks so much for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2019
We did not care for this pie. It lacked flavor it was very bland. Looked like a good side dish but wasn't very good. Will not make again. Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
Very very good... but I have a couple of concerns with the recipe. There was no way this amount of spinach and cheese would fit into a deep dish pie plate. I figured that ahead of time (thank goodness). I ended up making it in a 2q round casserole dish. Fit perfectly. Also, I had no idea how to use phyllo dough. My bad... but all in all, I used the amount stated for each layer and still had more than half a package left. Other than those concerns, no problems with recipe. I did tweek it a little. I added garlic to the spinach, mushroom, onion saute. (used baby portabellos). Then I added about 1/4 cup of Parmesan to the cheese filling. I added a dash or two of garlic powder to the butter when I melted it. This was a heavenly dish. Husband raved and had two helpings, which he never does. Thanks so much for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
We liked this recipe a lot - it was tasty and had a beautiful presentation. However the nutmeg was a bit overpowering and we will omit it next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2003
I thought this was a little bland- will add more basil and parmesan next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2003
Definitely needs additional spices! I also wish that it had been more mixed instead of all the cheese and then all spinach but that could just be me. If you're looking for a baking dish - this was a little too much for an 8 x 12 x 2 Pyrex. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
MY HUSBAND LIKE THIS DISH VERY MUCH. I THINK NEXT TIME I MAKE IT I WILL NOT USE THE FILLO PASTRY. I WOULD TRY SOME OTHER CRUST. IT HAD A VERY GOOD FILLING. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2009
Very good. I used grape tomatoes b/c I couldn't find any good looking spinach you could use any veggies you like and it would turn out fabulous. I only baked for 45 min and it was done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2008
Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2019
This was delicious with a few changes. Hey made it in an 8x8 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2019
Very good. But definitely needs some more spices. Haven t figured out what yet Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2019
We did not care for this pie. It lacked flavor it was very bland. Looked like a good side dish but wasn't very good. Will not make again. Read More