I have seen many versions of this tiropita recipe. This is my mother-in-law's, and she is a great cook.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 9x13-inch baking dish


  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch nutmeg

  • 1 pound feta cheese

  • 4 large eggs, beaten

  • 3 ounces grated Greek Kefalotiri cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¾ cup melted butter for brushing

  • ¾ pound phyllo dough, thawed


  1. Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Gradually pour in milk, stirring constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon. Add salt and nutmeg, stirring occasionally, until white sauce is bubbly and thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Mash feta cheese in a large bowl with a fork; stir in beaten eggs, grated kefalotiri, and parsley. Pour in hot white sauce and mix well.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly brush a 9x13-inch baking dish with melted butter.

  4. Line the prepared baking dish with a sheet of phyllo dough and brush it with melted butter; keep remaining phyllo sheets covered with plastic wrap while you work. Repeat with 1/2 of the phyllo sheets, brushing each sheet with butter, and letting them come up the sides of the baking dish. Pour in cheese filling.

  5. Lay remaining pastry sheets on top of filling, brushing each with butter. Brush the top of the last sheet with butter, then use a sharp knife to score the top sheets into strips about 3 inches wide from one end of the baking dish to the other.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until pastry is golden brown and crisp, about 45 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, then cut into squares and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
25g Fat
18g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 821mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 269mg 21%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* 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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