Pites

Pites 1
Pites 2
Pites 3
Pites 4
Pites 5
Pites 6
Pites 7
Pites 8
Menu: Different Food Styles or browse Other Greek Recipes

Pites (Greek - Main Course) Recipe

Pites, or Greek savory pies, are a popular main course option in Greece. They come in various flavors and fillings, such as Spanakopita (spinach and feta pie), Tiropita (cheese pie), and Kotopita (chicken pie). Pites are made with layers of crispy phyllo pastry filled with a flavorful mixture and baked until golden and delicious.
Ingredients:
  • Phyllo pastry sheets - 1.1 lb (500g)
  • Spinach (fresh or frozen) - 1.1 lb (500g)
  • Feta cheese - 7 oz (200g)
  • Onion (finely chopped) - 1 medium-sized
  • Olive oil - 3 tablespoons
  • Dill (chopped) - 1/4 cup
  • Eggs - 3 large
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Butter (melted) - 1/4 cup
Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Thaw the phyllo pastry sheets according to package instructions. If using fresh spinach, wash and blanch it. If using frozen spinach, thaw and squeeze out excess moisture.
  • In a large mixing bowl, crumble the feta cheese and add the chopped onion, chopped dill, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Add the spinach to the mixture and mix again.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add the beaten eggs to the spinach and cheese mixture. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Brush a baking dish with melted butter. Place one layer of phyllo pastry sheets at the bottom of the dish, making sure the edges hang over the sides. Brush the phyllo sheets with melted butter. Repeat this process, layering the phyllo sheets and butterin
  • Spread the spinach and cheese mixture evenly over the layered phyllo sheets in the baking dish. Top with the remaining phyllo sheets, buttering each layer just as before.
  • Cut the edges of the phyllo pastry that hang over the sides of the dish. Brush the top of the pie with more melted butter. Use a sharp knife to score the top layer of phyllo pastry into small portions.
  • Bake the pie in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy. Allow the pie to cool slightly before serving.
  • Serve the pites warm or at room temperature as a main course. Enjoy the delicious flavors and crispy layers of the Greek savory pie!

More Greek Recipes

Loukaniko
Loukaniko
Loukaniko is a traditional Greek sausage made with pork, flavored with herbs and spices such as orange peel, fennel seeds, and oregano. It is usually grilled and served as a flavorful appetizer.
Papoutsakia Santorini
Papoutsakia Santorini
Papoutsakia Santorini is a variation of the traditional papoutsakia dish. It features roasted eggplant halves filled with a mix of ground meat, onions, spices, and topped with a generous layer of cheese and tomato sauce.
Melitzanosalata
Melitzanosalata
Melitzanosalata is a traditional Greek eggplant dip made with roasted or grilled eggplant, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. It has a creamy texture and a smoky flavor that pairs well with warm pita bread or as a spread on sandwiches. Melitzanosalata provides a unique and delicious addition to any Greek appetizer spread.
Karidopita me Meli
Karidopita me Meli
Karidopita me Meli is a luscious Greek walnut cake made with honey and topped with a thick layer of honey glaze.
Gemista
Gemista
Tomatoes, peppers, or other vegetables stuffed with a mixture of rice, herbs, vegetables, and sometimes meat. Baked until tender, Gemista is a delightful vegetarian main course.

Fancy Something Else?

Churrasco
Churrasco
A popular grilled meat dish in Spain, churrasco typically refers to beef or pork cut into thin steaks or strips. The meat is marinated in spices, garlic, and olive oil before being grilled to perfection. It is often served with chimichurri sauce and accompanied by roasted vegetables.
Pici all'Aglione
Pici all'Aglione
A pasta dish from Tuscany featuring thick, hand-rolled noodles served with a spicy garlic and tomato sauce.
Boondi Raita
Boondi Raita
A refreshing yogurt-based side dish made with boondi (small fried chickpea flour balls) mixed with seasoned yogurt, flavored with spices like cumin and garnished with coriander leaves. Boondi raita is often served as a cooling accompaniment to spicy Indian meals.
Khao Soi Gai
Khao Soi Gai
Northern Thai curry noodle soup made with egg noodles, tender chicken, and a rich coconut curry broth. Khao Soi Gai is garnished with crispy noodles, pickled mustard greens, and shallots, providing a combination of textures and flavors.
Escalopes de Foie Gras Poêlées
Escalopes de Foie Gras Poêlées
Pan-seared foie gras escalopes, lightly seasoned and cooked until golden and buttery. Escalopes de Foie Gras Poêlées are a luxurious and indulgent appetizer that pairs well with a sweet or fruity accompaniment, such as fig compote or balsamic reduction.
Poulet Gaston Gérard
Poulet Gaston Gérard
A baked or roasted chicken dish, often stuffed with a mixture of cheese, mustard, and breadcrumbs, then served with a creamy sauce. Poulet Gaston Gérard is a flavorful and indulgent main course that is popular in the Burgundy region of France.
Sushi
Sushi
A traditional Japanese dish consisting of vinegared rice topped with various ingredients, such as raw or cooked seafood, vegetables, and sometimes omelette. Sushi is often served with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger, and is a staple of Japanese cuisine.
Egg Biryani
Egg Biryani
Fragrant rice cooked with aromatic spices and eggs, resulting in a flavorful and savory one-pot dish. Egg biryani is a popular main course but can also be served as an appetizer portion.

© Copyright 2025 JustHungryEeveryday.com
All Rights Reserved.