A Lot More Than Plain Spinach Pie (Greek Batsaria)


Tired of plain spinach pie? This recipe uses many different kinds of 'green stuff', mixed with delicious feta cheese, of course! And one little surprise: There is no phyllo dough! The recipe is a little time consuming, but totally worth it. Beware: NO LEFTOVERS! Serve with yoghurt or sour cream on the side.

Prep Time:
50 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
1 9x9 inch pie


  • 3 eggs

  • 1 pound chopped fresh spinach

  • 3 leeks, chopped

  • 5 green onions, chopped

  • 2 ⅓ cups crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped

  • 1 bunch dill, chopped

  • 1 bunch spearmint, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup semolina flour

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 ¼ cups grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a deep 9x9 inch baking dish.

  2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl, then stir in the spinach, leeks, green onions, feta cheese, parsley, dill, spearmint, sugar, milk, and 3/4 cup of olive oil until evenly mixed. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside. Whisk together the all-purpose flour, semolina flour, and 1 pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup of olive oil and the water until no lumps remain. Pour 2/3 of the batter into the prepared 9x9 inch pan, and spread out evenly. Spoon the spinach filling over the batter, then spoon the remaining batter overtop. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese, butter pieces, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the bottom crust and top has firmed and nicely browned, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

650 Calories
44g Fat
45g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 650
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 57%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 714mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 467mg 36%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 605mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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