Greek Cauliflower Pie – Chef’s Pencil

Spanakotiropita, Tiropita, Hortopita – Greek cuisine is world famous for its delicious savory pies. And this Greek cauliflower pie is as good as it gets.

Bonus: if you’re a cheese lover, there are absolutely no restrictions to the amount of cheese you can add to this recipe.

Greek Cauliflower Pie

Greek Cauliflower Pie

Giorgos Tsoulis

Greeks are famous for their pies filled with cheese, spinach, wild greens, zucchini, but also cauliflower.

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Course Pastry

Cuisine Greek

Ingredients 

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  • 700 gr cauliflower cut into florets
  • 150 gr cheddar cheese grated
  • 80 gr all-purpose flour
  • 700 ml milk
  • 80 g butter
  • 80 ml sunflower oil
  • 6 phyllo dough sheets
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • tbsp garlic grated
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/356 F on the fan setting.

  • Place the cauliflower on an oven tray, season with salt, pepper, curry powder, and olive oil. Mix well and bake for 20 minutes. Set aside.

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then stir in the flour. Slowly pour in the milk, mixing continuously to achieve a smooth consistency and prevent lumps.

  • When the sauce has thickened, remove from the heat and add the salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, mustard, and garlic. Mix well.

  • Grease a 24 cm (9 -inch) round springform cake pan and place a sheet of phyllo pastry on the bottom. Coat it well with sunflower oil. Repeat with the rest of the sheets of pastry, arranging them in a criss-cross fashion..

  • Pour half the cream into the baking pan, place the cauliflower on top, pour in the remaining cream, fold the pastry layer over the top, and bake for 20-25 minutes.

  • Serve the cauliflower pie warm.

Notes

Chefs tip: Feel free to add as much cheese as you desire for a richer flavor.
Greek Cauliflower Pie

Greek Cauliflower Pie

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Giorgos Tsoulis

Celebrity Chef Giorgos Tsoulis specializes in modern Mediterranean cuisine and his recipes are widely appreciated not just in Greece and Cyprus but also around the world.

He has been the executive chef of numerous successful Greek restaurants, while at the same time hosting many popular culinary TV shows in Greece and Cyprus. Giorgos Tsoulis is passionate about educating his fans in more sustainable and healthy cooking and eating while making the most of the flavors of the ingredients.

As sustainable cuisine ambassador for WWF Hellas, he plays a key role in cooking activations that relate to the European #Eat4Change program, as well as the #Farm2Fork program.

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