Gibanica is a Serbian pastry with cheese that people usually eat for breakfast or with a meal at lunch or dinner. It is very filling and a great alternative to bread. It can be eaten warm or cold and tastes great with yogurt. Feel free to mix in bell pepper or other vegetables into the filling.


Recipe Summary

35 mins
5 mins
1 hr 5 mins
25 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Grease a baking dish with oil.

  • Whisk eggs and sour cream together in a bowl. Season with salt. Mix in queso blanco, oil, and sparkling water. Stir in feta cheese. Mix in Parmesan cheese and ham until well combined.

  • Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough into the prepared baking dish and brush lightly with oil. Add the next phyllo dough sheet and brush with oil. Continue until you have used about 1/3 the phyllo sheets. Spread 1/2 the filling on top of the phyllo dough and smooth using the back of a spoon. Add the next 1/3 of phyllo dough sheets, brushing each sheet with oil. Spread remaining filling on top. Finish with the remaining 1/3 of phyllo dough. tucking edges into the sides of the baking dish.

  • Beat together 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon oil, and sour cream and gently pour mixture over the top of the pastry in the baking dish. Spread evenly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 25.7g; fat 28.6g; cholesterol 105.3mg; sodium 1009.9mg. Full Nutrition