Recipe: Spinach & Feta Filo Pie

Recipe for Jamie Oliver spinach and feta filo pie, 15 minute meals

I love finding recipes that are super easy to make and equally as tasty. So back when Jamie Oliver was cooking up a storm during his 30-Minute Meals, I searched through the recipe book looking for alternative options for lunch. Bored of choosing sandwiches, Jamie's Spinach and Feta Filo Pie stood out to me and the ingredients had me dreaming of a Summer's day in Greece.

Tried and tested recipe for Jamie Oliver spinach and feta pie

What you will need:

5 eggs

300g feta cheese

50g cheddar cheese

dried oregano

1 unwaxed lemon
a knob of butter
400g pre-washed baby spinach
1 x 270g pack of filo pastry
cayenne pepper
1 whole nutmeg, for grating

Serves 6

Jamie Oliver's 15 minute meals recipe book

  1. Preheat oven to 200° C.
  2. Crack 5 eggs into a mixing bowl and crumble 300g feta cheese.
  3. Grate in 50g cheddar cheese.
  4. Add a pinch of pepper, a couple of pinches of dried oregano, zest of 1 lemon and a lug of olive oil.
  5. Add a little bit of oil and a knob of butter to a frying pan and add in half of the spinach leaves.
  6. Gently push the leaves around until they start to wilt. Add the remaining spinach.
  7. Lay greaseproof paper on the kitchen counter and spray with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper.
  8. Arrange 4 filo sheets on to the greaseproof paper, overlapping at the edges, so they cover the paper. Rub olive oil over the pastry.
  9. Once the spinach has wilted, add it to the egg mixture and grate in half of the nutmeg. Mix.
  10. Move the paper and filo into the frying pan and carefully pour the egg mixture into the middle.
  11. Fold the filo sheets over the mixture, like making a parcel and pop the pan on a medium heat for a few minutes to get the bottom cooking.
  12. Afterwards, pop the frying pan in the oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  13. Once cooked, leave the pie to cool to room temperature so that it sets and serve warm.

Great savoury, vegetarian, easy and simple Jamie Oliver recipe

This is a perfect dish for a light lunch on a warm day and is even great to make the night before. You could even swap out some of the ingredients should this not be to your taste, but this is one dish that's worth a try – it's light, fresh and very moreish! Will you be trying it?

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Recipe by Jamie Oliver

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