Italian Three Cheese Spinach and Broccoli Pie with Puff Pastry

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I can't count how many times I have been asked for this recipe. It truly is the best vegetable pie I have ever eaten! Italian Three Cheese Spinach and Broccoli Pie is the best in flavors! It just bakes up perfectly and an amazing brunch dish for your family and friends!

I love the fact that it's made with such a flaky pastry dough. Reminds me of a Greek dish we all love. It's not hard to make and even the kids love this one!


This filling has three cheeses, spinach,broccoli with all the Italian spices Let me know what you think....

This is the last step before placing in the oven....recipe is at the bottom of this post...enjoy!

Using the remaining dough for the top layer, place over the mixture, bring the excess dough up and fold forward, press together with a fork to seal in mixture in...seal edges with tap water. Take a sharp knife and make a V formation for pattern. Brush with melted butter . Time to put in the oven and bake until nicely browned on top, around 1 hour.

Take the back of a tablespoon to push the filling dough evenly into the dough to spread out.

Roll out to overlap the sides as the extra dough will be used to seal in the filling later.

Mix all together well making sure the eggs are well blended with the cheeses.

Be sure to get all ingredients together first so you don't forget anything. Puff Pastry is much easier to use than phyllo dough.

1 cup of fresh chopped spinach or frozen spinach drained and water squeezed all out

1 cup of fresh chopped broccoli or frozen chopped, steamed in microwave for 7 minutes drained

4 cloves of fresh minced garlic

½ teaspoon of garlic powder and extra for top

1/4 teaspoon dry parsley and oregano

1/4 cup fresh of chopped parsley

1 cup of feta cheese

1 cup mozzarella

1 cup of ricotta cheese

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 eggs

grating cheese for garnish

1 package of 17.3 oz package of puff pastry defrosted in refrigerator for at least 24 hours

flour to work the dough

1/3 cup of butter melted

tap water

Preheat the oven to 335 degrees.

Add coarsely chop the spinach and place it in a large bowl. Add chopped broccoli, spices and parsley add to the spinach. Mix in the feta cheese, ricotta cheese ,mozzarella, and eggs to the mixture. Using a fork mix all of the ingredients together.

Allow the puff pastry to defrost in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Separate it into two equal parts. Roll the pastry with a rolling pin (the same way you would with pizza dough) to fit the size of 12x8 inch brownie style pan. Butter the pan and line half of the puff pastry on the pan. Brush some melted butter on the dough for the bottom layer then the spinach mixture on top.

Brush edges to seal the pastry all along the edge of the pan with tap water.

Place the second half of the puff pastry on top of the mixture. Fold in the edges. Use a fork to seal. Butter the top layer with remaining butter sprinkle with garlic powder lightly on top.

Make slanted slits in the dough in V formation, for a fancy top and easy to cut pattern. Bake in the oven for 1 hour at 335 degrees. Cool a few minutes, cut and serve garnish with grated cheese and fresh parsley.


  1. Hello this is Pierre from Paris in France
    I love your italian style of cooking ! come and see my blog I hope you'll like it !! see you Pierre

  2. Your pie turned out beautiful!

    I love the fact that it's so easy to put together. YUM!

  3. Wow! You really have a winner here. This would be an impressive dish to take to a party!

  4. That looks delicious. I love all the vegetables that make the pie looks very beautiful when cut.

  5. Oh wow this looks great! Nice combination of flavors. Reminds me of the spinach pie grandma made for Christmas. My cousin now carries on that tradition.

  6. Perfection. May I have some now? If my mother made that, I would always have eaten my vegetables.

  7. mmmm.... what a wonderful dish! Wish I had the puff pastry! Great way to eat your veggies, too

  8. 3 cheeses, spinach and brocolli. What more can you ask for? It's really simple to make. Healthy and simple recipe!

  9. hon, this is fabulous - love it, love it.....can't wait to try it.

  10. wow this would make the ultimate brunch dish great combination of ingredients and flavors

  11. That's a lotta yummy pie, girly!!! But the veggies make it healthy ... right? ; )

  12. I love anything with pastry! Puff pastry is definitely one of them.
    Your pie looks so pretty, and I love how much veggi you put into it.

  13. This pie looks amazing! I need to make this for sure - my daughter would especially love this, she is a huge puff pastry fan (our puff pastry recipe is to be posted very soon!)

  14. This looks delicious! Puff Pastry is a staple in my freezer, I love the Puff! Great recipe and photos!

  15. I want to get sent puff pastry! that looks crazy good Pegasus! :)

  16. Thank all of you for these wonderful comments...I really appreciate your feedback and glad you like this inspiration for this and ingredients came from a stuffed pizza dough roll and using this actually made this calzone style pie a pleasant change for us..thanks again I love these comments.

  17. this looks so tasty and savory and good gooey. i'll have to make this for my fiance since he loves spinach so much. congrats on the freebie! ;)

  18. Oh WOW. Now THAT'S a good use of the puff pastry. Me wants!

  19. That is just plain, Cheesy Goodness!! Thank you :)

  20. This looks awesome Claudia. Beautiful crust!

  21. The pie looks looks so good. I love spinach and and broccoli but I wish the kids would eat it maybe this pie will do the trick.

  22. Beautiful! Happy Cruise and Happy Anniversary!

  23. love making pastries looks delicious

  24. This is a great dish! Thank you for sharing the recipe!


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