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Greek Ham and Cheese Pie

Savory Delight: Authentic Greek Ham and Cheese Pie Recipe

Two pieces of Greek ham and cheese pie on a plate

Exploring the Essence of Traditional Greek Ham and Cheese Pie

Embark on a tantalizing journey with our Greek Ham and Cheese Pie recipe. This savory delight captures the quintessential essence of Greek comfort food, intertwining layers of meltable cheese, succulent ham, and crispy bacon. Whether you’re a connoisseur of Greek cuisine or a curious food enthusiast, this recipe offers an unforgettable experience that harmonizes tradition and innovation.

Greek Ham and Cheese Pie in a baking dish

Crafting Layers of Flavor: From Phyllo Dough to Savory Filling

Mastering the Phyllo Dough Sheets: An Artful Beginning

Begin by delicately slicing and separating the Phyllo Dough Pastry Sheets, setting the stage for your mouthwatering Greek Ham and Cheese Pie. These delicate layers form the foundational canvas for the harmonious blend of flavors that will follow.

Harmonizing Flavors in the Base Mixture: Greek Yogurt Magic

While the phyllo sheets rest, delve into the heart of the recipe—the base mixture that infuses the pie with the authentic essence of Greece. Greek yoghurt, milk, eggs, and olive oil meld in perfect harmony, enhanced with dashes of salt, pepper, and paprika. The addition of baking powder ensures an impeccable rise that beautifully complements the forthcoming layers.

Layer by Layer: Crafting Your Culinary Masterpiece

Gentle Layering of the First Half: Building the Foundation

Assemble the layers with care, gently placing the mixture of Phyllo Dough Pastry Sheets in a well-greased baking dish. This canvas sets the stage for the delectable medley of cheese, ham, and bacon that follows—a true embodiment of the Greek Ham and Cheese Pie experience.

Celebrating Flavor with Cheese, Ham, and Bacon: A Gastronomic Symphony

Immerse yourself in the symphony of ingredients that defines the essence of a classic Greek Ham and Cheese Pie. The grated meltable cheese delivers creamy indulgence, while the meticulously chopped ham and bacon add layers of rich, savory goodness. The result is a harmonious amalgamation of flavors that resonates with the heart of Greek comfort cuisine.

Completing the Culinary Symphony: A Crescendo of Taste

With the foundational layers in place, introduce the second half of the Phyllo Dough Sheets. This gentle layer completes the culinary masterpiece, ready to embrace the final touch—the second portion of the base mixture.

Baking Perfection: Unveiling Your Greek Ham and Cheese Pie

Visual Allure: Optional Paprika Garnish

Before the oven beckons, consider adding a dash of paprika on top—a touch that enhances both the visual appeal and the flavor profile. This step underscores the attention to detail that defines an authentic Ham and Cheese Pie experience.

Golden Transformation in the Oven: A Culinary Metamorphosis

As you preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C), the anticipation builds for the transformation that awaits your culinary creation. The aromas that fill the air signal the culmination of your journey. After approximately 45 minutes, the pie emerges from the oven—a golden-brown masterpiece that embodies the heart of Greek comfort food.

Two pieces of Greek ham and cheese pie on a plate

Savor the Tradition: Sharing the Delight of Greek Ham and Cheese Pie

With every mouthwatering slice of this savory pie, you’re immersing yourself in the rich heritage of Greek cuisine. The layers of flavors, the art of assembly, and the joy of sharing this Ham and Cheese Pie evoke the warmth of tradition, while celebrating the delight of a dish that’s both timeless and contemporary.

Greek Ham and Cheese Pie

Greek Ham and Cheese Pie

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Indulge in the rich flavors of Greece with our Ham and Cheese Pie—a culinary masterpiece that skillfully layers meltable cheese, savory ham, and bacon. Uncover the art of crafting each layer, from delicate Phyllo Dough Pastry Sheets to the symphony of flavors in the base mixture. Elevate your cooking journey as you assemble this delectable dish, each element celebrating Greek culinary traditions. With a touch of optional paprika for visual allure, your Ham and Cheese Pie transforms in the oven, yielding a golden masterpiece that encapsulates the essence of Greek comfort food.

Course: Appetizers, SnacksCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 450 g Phyllo Dough Pastry Sheets (1 pack)

  • 200 g Greek Yoghurt

  • 230 g Milk

  • 3 Eggs

  • 100 g Olive Oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Paprika

  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 350 g Meltable Cheese, grated

  • 200 g Ham, chopped

  • 100 g Bacon, chopped

Recipe directions

  • Cut the phyllo pastry sheets in half and then slice them into rounds.
  • Using our hands, we separate the phyllo pastry sheets by lifting them. Set them aside to dry.
  • Add the yoghurt, milk, eggs, olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, baking powder to a bowl and mix.
  • Divide the mixture into two bowls.
  • Add half of the phyllo pastry sheets to one of the bowls and mix gently.
  • Grease the baking dish with cooking oil and pour the phyllo dough mixture. Spread the mixture evenly.
  • Add the cheese, ham and bacon.
  • Add the other half of phyllo pastry sheets and spread them evenly.
  • Grease the phyllo pastry sheets with some cooking oil. Pour the mixture of the second bowl over the phyllo pastry sheets.
  • Optionally, sprinkle some paprika on top.
  • Preheat the oven to 355 F (180 C) and bake for about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 24.8g 37%
    • Saturated Fat 9.7g 45%
  • Cholesterol 93mg 31%
  • Sodium 893mg 38%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 249mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 14.8g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.8g 0%
    • Sugars 2.9g
  • Protein 18.8g 36%
  • Calcium 312%
  • Iron 2%
  • Vitamin D 7%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.