Bulgarian Feta Pie “Banitsa”
This delicious Bulgarian Feta Pie “Banitsa” is a true gem of Balkan cuisine. Made with layers of filo dough, crumbled feta, and eggs, it makes a perfect breakfast or mid-day snack. 
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 20sheets filo (phyllo) dough; thawed according to the package instructions
  • 14oz plain whole milk yogurt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2cup vegetable oil (+ 1 tbsp. for greasing the pan)
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1lb crumbled feta cheese
  1. Prepare the yogurt mixture by whisking the yogurt, eggs, vegetable oil, and baking soda together. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease a large, non-stick baking pan with vegetable oil.
  3. Remove the filo dough from the plastic package and gently unroll. Spread about 1/4 cup of the yogurt-egg mixture onto the filo sheet.
  4. Sprinkle some (about 1/4 cup) feta cheese on top.
  5. From bottom to top, carefully roll the sheet of filo dough upwards with your fingers. The dough may have some tears, but that’s absolutely okay. Just keep rolling until you have something that resembles a sausage.
  6. Place the first roll onto the baking pan and repeat this step with the remaining filo sheets. If you don’t have a pan that fits the filo rolls perfectly, don’t worry. You can bend and turn these rolls to make them fit into the baking pan.
  7. Pour the remaining yogurt-egg mixture on top.
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the feta pie is golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Bulgarian Feta Pie "Banitsa"
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 974mg 41%
Potassium 103mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 21%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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