In Greek, a “pita” is a pie. Filled with sweet or savory fillings as well as meats and poultry, “pites” (plural) are pan sized and can be made with thin phyllo sheets, dough similar to a pie crust, or puff pastry dough.
Spinach Pie with Feta – Spanakopita
A delicious phyllo pie made with spinach and feta cheese, Spanakopita is a classic Greek favorite that will work as an appetizer, side dish or even a light lunch or dinner.
Eggplant and Roasted Red Pepper Pita – Melitzanopita
A savory combination of eggplant, roasted red peppers, and Feta cheese layered in phyllo pastry dough and baked until flaky and golden brown. Perfect as a light vegetarian meal or tasty appetizer.
Spanakopita Tart with Bacon and Mushrooms
A rustic spinach tart pays homage to the classic Spanakopita, but ups the ante with the added flavors of bacon and mushrooms.
Artichoke and Leek Pie – Aginaropita
Tender baby artichokes are combined with green onions, leek, and a combination of Greek cheeses then layered with flaky phyllo pastry sheets and baked until crisp and golden brown.
5-Cheese Pie with Mushrooms – Typropita me Manitaria
This cheese-lover’s dream is made with a fabulous combination of five cheeses, fresh cap mushrooms, and commercial packaged phyllo sheets. A party favorite!
Cheese & Honey Pie – Melopita
Myzithra cheese, honey, and cinnamon create a fabulous filling for this pan-sized cheese pie.
Cheese Pie with Puff Pastry – Tyropita me Sfoliata
A quick recipe for Greek cheese pie with feta cheese that takes 15 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. This is a great choice for busy cooks.
Chicken Pie – Kotopita
This versatile combination of chicken and cheese enclosed in a phyllo crust is a delightful appetizer, snack, picnic treat, or light meal.
Lahanopita – Baked Cabbage Pita with Celery and Carrot
Tender cooked cabbage, celery root, and carrot are combined with feta and kasseri cheese to make a delicious savory pie.
Country Macaroni Pie – Makaronopita Horiatiki
A country favorite, this simple version of macaroni pie with feta cheese is best made with homemade phyllo dough, but can be easily adapted to use packaged phyllo (filo).
Eggplant & Meat Pie – Meltizanopita
The combination of eggplant, ground beef, tomatoes, rice, and feta cheese make this pan pie a delicious appetizer, snack, or main course. The crust crisps up beautifully.
Feta Cheese Pie – Pita me Feta
Different than the more well-known “cheese pies” made with phyllo dough, this is a delicious pie similar to a quiche, made with feta cheese, eggs, and yogurt. Delicious served as a snack with coffee, or as a breakfast dish.
Greens Pie – Hortopita
Using puff pastry to make the crust of this pie gives a different texture. Greens can be any of your choosing, a mix of sweet and bitter, wild or cultivated.
Leek Pie – Prasopita
This classic Greek pan pie works wonderfully as an appetizer, snack, side dish, or main dish. Made with leeks, cheese, and packaged phyllo sheets, the recipe is straightforward with no surprises.
Onion & Bacon Phyllo Pie – Kremmythopita
Versatile phyllo dough forms the top and bottom layers of this pan-sized pie filled with a mixture of eggs, onion, and bacon.
Pumpkin Pie – Kolokythopita
This is a pie in the Greek tradition – made with phyllo dough, olive oil, honey, sugar, and cinnamon – with a syrup topping.
Spinach & Herb Pie without Cheese – Spanakopita
This is the version without cheese, and the combination of spinach, herbs, and phyllo creates a delightful dish. This is the most traditional type of pita (pie).
Sweet Bunched Phyllo Pie with Yogurt & Syrup – Patsavoura Glyko
Sometimes called the “lazy cook’s pie,” this delicious sweet version of phyllo pie is easy to make with bunched phyllo (filo), yogurt, sugar, and eggs, topped with a sweet syrup.
Pumpkin Pita – Coiled Kolokithopita from Samos
This pumpkin pita recipe is one of the specialties of the island of Samos, a beautiful island in the eastern part the Aegean Sea.