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Ham and Cheese Pie with a Shredded Phyllo Crust

Ham and Cheese Pie with a Shredded  Phyllo Crust


For the filling

  • Place a pan over high heat.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the cubes of ham. Sauté until golden without stirring often.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Place the same pan over heat and let it get very hot.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the mushrooms in batches.
  • Sauté until the juices they let out evaporate completely and the mushrooms dry out, without stirring continuously.

For the béchamel sauce

  • Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and use a whisk to stir the mixture until the flour has cooked through and the mixture turns pale golden.
  • Add the milk, a little at a time while whisking continuously. Let the sauce simmer until it thickens. Taste it to make sure it doesn’t taste like flour. If it does, cook longer.
  • Remove from heat and add the 2 eggs (beaten), smoked ham, mushrooms, cheeses, some finely chopped parsley and paprika. Season to taste. Using a spatula, mix all the ingredients together until completely combined.

To assemble

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Using both hands, “pull apart” the phyllo dough (kataifi), so it can be ”fluffy”.
  • Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan.
  • Place 2/3 of the shredded phyllo dough gently in to a 43x30 cm baking dish.
  • Pour most of the melted butter over it.
  • Pour in the béchamel sauce mixture and place the rest of the phyllo dough on top.
  • Press down lightly with hands so that all of the pie layers stick together. Bake for 1 ½ hours, until it turns golden brown and crunchy!
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
26 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
55 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
64 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
7 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
7 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
46 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
8 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
20 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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