Patsavouropita is a traditional Greek Tyropita (cheese pie) but before giving the recipe let me explain what it meansu00c2u00a0 because I know it’s all Greek to you.

Patsavoura means something which is not neatly stacked in an orderly way and also a rug used to mop up dirt and metaphorically it is a demeanor for an ugly woman but also for a woman of low ethics.

This means that this tyropita, which is made with store bought phyllo, requires no special skills or care and attentionu00c2u00a0 for its preparation, it is easy to make plus it tastes terrific.

Feta is the main ingredient but you can add any other cheese you like.u00c2u00a0 I added some dried mint in mine because I love to pair mint with halloumi and feta but if you like you can add some other fresh herbs like spring onions, dill, parsley, thyme, oregano, fennel fronds etc.

u00ceu0099 used a round baking tin but you can also use a square or rectangle one.u00c2u00a0 Just stack each phyllo with cheese next to each other until you fill the baking tin.


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:u00c2u00a0 30 minutes
Makes:u00c2u00a0 1 tin 35 cm / 14 inches diametre


1 packet (15 phyllo sheets – 400 grams)
350 grams crumbled feta
250 grams halloumi or graviera, grated
¾ cup olive oil
3 eggs
½ cup milk
1 tbsp dried mint or 4 – 5 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
Freshly grated black pepper


Preheat oven to 180u00ceu00bf C / 350o F.

Mix the two cheeses together with mint.

Brush a baking tin with olive oil.

On your working surface open the phyllo and brush it lightly with olive oil.

Sprinkle cheese to cover the entire surface.

Fold the phyllo in the middle from its narrow part and then fold it once again.

Place it in the baking tin, starting from the sides of the baking tin, forming a circle and keep adding going towards the centre.

When done, brush the surface with olive oil.

Beat the eggs with a fork and mix in the milk, salt and pepper.

Using a spoon, wet all the phyllos.

Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Other relevant recipes:


Tyropita me Maratho (with fennel)

Tyropita with Kourou Phyllo

Badjina, the naked pie

Tiganopsomo (fried Cheese Bread)



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  1. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Eftychia u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    This is the Greek-Cypriot easiest tyropitta ever, since you included halloumi cheese in it too :-)
    I would love to try this one…!
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  2. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Caffettiera u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    I’m always in for easy and cheesy pies. I love mint with feta and halloumi too. I’ve also just discovered a tiny deli run by Greek people where I can find all I need for this. They have a great selection, I’m so glad of it – their olives are a blessing!
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  3. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Nadji u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    J’ai déjà fait la version bulgare et c’est excellent.
    Je note la tienne.
    J’aimerai l’essayer rapidement.
    A très bientôt
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  4. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Cameron u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    I love cheese pies, actually all food that has cheese. But I never tried his Greek version before. Thank you for sharing this, I am sure that I will try this.

  5. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 lisaiscooking u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    I love all the meanings behind the name, and I love the casual approach to making it. The feta and halloumi filling sounds delicious!
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  6. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Juliana u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    It is awesome how you made this cheese pie…love the step-by-step pictures…looks delicious, cheeses and mint, great combination of flavors.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Ivy:-)

  7. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Ann u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Ivy, So sorry. I still have your Just Bento Cookbook—I had a major health issue in April and we moved to a new house in late in October and it’s only now that I’ve unpacked most boxes and found it. Please email me (momgateway at gmail dot com)your home address so I can send it to you. So sorry!

  8. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Jill Colonna u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Ivy, I adore cheese pie and can remember my Greek student flatmates making this while I was trying to concentrate. Inevitably all I could think about was cheese pie. I love this easy recipe version that uses store-bought filo. I’m sold!

  9. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Bayard Coulombe u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Wonderful recipe! The image is so mouth watering. I loved the white part made initially. I will definitely ask my wife to make this for me and my kids during this weekend.

  10. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 hénia u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Wow looks very nice Ivy, I love how you spiraled the pie. I’ve tried your other cheese pies using just halloumi- very delicious! Have a blessed day!
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  11. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Jean u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Defintiely looks like an easy and tasty treat that anyone can try to make and enjoy. I am going to suggest this recipe to my mom also as she loves new desserts.



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