Spannacopita/Khachapuri Meld

This is reconstructed partially from memory, and should therefore be taken with a grain of salt.


  • one roll puff pastry
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough
  • 2 lbs spinach or other leafy greens
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 300 grams cheddar, grated
  • 300 grams feta, crumbled
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Saute the onion.
  3. Saute the spinach until wilted.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry to about twice the original size. Place it on the bottom of a 9“x13” pan.
  5. Combine all the filling ingredients. Make sure the onions and spinach have cooled before adding them to the cheese.
  6. Put the filling onto the puff pastry, leaving some space around the edges.
  7. Layer the phyllo dough sheets on top, brushing each sheet with olive oil before putting down the next one. Fold the puff pastry edges over the phyllo dough.
  8. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.