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Spinach, Broccoli & Ricotta Mini Cheese Pies

Hello!! Did everyone have a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends?  I would love to hear about your Thanksgiving  🙂  Did you have a lot to eat?? Turkey, or maybe just stuffing??  Was your dessert delicious, would love to hear about everyones day!!! 🙂

Uhhh, my saga continues with trying to find a Turkey for tomorrow, I went to the last supermarket to see if I they had any in the frozen food section, I looked around but nothing. I asked one of the employee I found, (he looked at me as if  I was asking about something from out of this world!!), you should have seen the facial expressions!!!  I was starting to get annoyed with him, now growing up in the states I know how to handle myself in these type of situations, but I also have the GREEK in me and this is completely different!! I gave him  the Greek look, and a few Greek words hahahaha, for some of my Greek readers you know exactly what I mean when I say the Greek Look!! I told him to forget it and walked away and headed for the Chicken section.  But wait there’s moreeee, I have to tell you what happened before I walked away, he went and asked all his other colleagues who were just as shocked as he was when they heard the word TURKEY!!  What!! Turkey!! Now!! Noooooo!! Turkey!!!! ufffff I’m like SERIOUSLY!!! 



I returned home and started on the appetisers, I started with making these little mini pies which kind of  remind me a bit of the Greek Spanakopita, (Spinach Pie) but they have a slightly different taste due to the added Broccoli, Dill and Ricotta cheese.  When I first came across this recipe a couple of years ago, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out.  I remember after taking them out of the oven, I set them aside and I couldn’t wait for the pies to cool off, so I tried one that was steaming hot!!! hot!! hot!! I was so surprised.  The combination of these ingredients gave these little pies a smashing taste. 🙂 🙂 hehehe

Would love to hear some feedback if you try out these little Veggie Pies!!!  

Ingredients:

8 Sheets of Phyllo Dough

3 cups of Spinach (frozen or fresh)

1 1/2 cup of Broccoli Head (frozen or fresh)

1 Leek (chopped)

1 cup Ricotta Cheese

1/2 cup Feta Cheese (optional)

1/4 cup Parsley

1/4 cup Dill

Salt

2 tablespoon Ketchup (optional)

Olive Oil

Have a lovely weekend everyone!! 

 

Preparation:

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In a large pan add Olive Oil, chopped Leek and sauté for a few minutes.  

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Add Spinach and Broccoli, into the pan and continue to simmer. (I used frozen for both of these two ingredients)

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Once it is ready set it aside to cool off before adding in the cheese.  Combine all the ingredients salt, ketchup, (I added some ketchup because I wanted to give it a bit of a kick) and combine thoroughly.

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Take the sheets cut them into long strips and brush olive oil, add about 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto the sheet.

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These pies can me made in shape or form you wish I am just used to making them into triangles.  If this process seems difficult for you, you can always make little rolls. 

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Place mini pies into baking pan and brush olive oil.  Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown depending on your oven at 180 degrees.

Kali Orexi!!!

 

Comments (21)

  • drtanya@saltedcaramel 5 months ago Reply
    Yum Those look delicious.
    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply
    Thank you!! :)
  • Diana Tyler (la muse excentrique) ☕ 5 months ago Reply
    Ooh, I need to know about this 'Greek look'! 😄 And these pies looks delish! 😋
    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply
    I will show you sometime :)
    Diana Tyler (la muse excentrique) ☕ 5 months ago
    I'll hold you to it!
    foodzesty 4 months ago
    :)
  • MichaelStephenWills 5 months ago Reply
    The names are quite delicious, I can almost smell that food.
    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply
    :)
  • Megala 5 months ago Reply
    Looks so impressive! Love these delicious cheese pies!!
    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply
    Thank you Megala :)
  • annika 5 months ago Reply
    So many wonderful flavours here, they can only taste delicious! So you celebrated Thanksgiving without a turkey?.... tell me the rest of the story... you just left us hanging! In any case, I hope you had an enjoyable one with family and friend, that's what's important anyways. Here in Canada, Thanksgiving was a little earlier in October. If I recall correctly, we ordered a turkey about 2 weeks in advance to be sure the store will have one reserved for us... and we'll do the same for Christmas as well.
    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply
    Chicken, but that's ok I know where to go for the Xmas Turkey :)
  • dtills 5 months ago Reply
    Oh, Sophie! I am reading this late! Did you ever find that turkey??🦃
    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply
    Ohh no worries, nope but I do know where to go for the Turkey. :)
  • Love these mini pies! Must be delicious! That is a funny story, I could imagine a whole turkey is not that readily available in some parts of Europe. It was new to me as well, when I came to Canada. What did you end up making for Thanksgiving? 😊😍😋
    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply
    Chicken....They only have Turkey here during Xmas time and this started just a couple of years ago.
    I honestly do prefer chicken! What do they usually make for Chrismas?
    foodzesty 4 months ago
    The truth is only have Turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas. :) They don't have specific meal they even have Fish for Xmas dinner..
  • This sounds awesome!
    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply
    Thank you so very much!! :)

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