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Phyllo Dough Recipe with Cheese

This recipe is perfect when you have guests around, or you need to bring the food with you. You don't need to cut the pie in pieces, you make it like pastry snails.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Balkan
Keyword: cheese, pastry, phyllo dough, pie
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 400kcal


  • 500 gr phyllo dough
  • 10 tbsp olive oil or melted butter (or more)
  • 500 gr cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 spoons milk
  • sesame seeds


  • Whisk cottage cheese with eggs and add a drizzle of olive oil to the filling becomes more creamy. If you want to avoid oil for the filling add some yoghurt or water. The mixture should be thick but creamy.
  • Brush one phyllo sheet with some olive oil or melted butter. Then put the second phyllo sheet and spread the 3 or 4 spoons of the filling all over the sheet.
  • Once you put the filling on the sheet you need to start folding the sheet like crepes or rolls, from one side to the other. Now fold that roll in a shape of snail. Repeat this for all phyllo sheets you have.
  • When you finish folding and filling all the phyllo sheets, brush the pastries with some oil, milk and egg yolk. Sprinkle some sea salt and sesame seeds and bake uncovered at 200 degrees Celsius. When you see the pastry is golden, reduce the heat to 170 degrees, cover the pastry with aluminium foil and bake another 12 minutes.