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Mini Zucchini Pie with Filo and Crumbled Feta

5 from 1 vote
Roni Cohen – @ronis_recipes
These mini zucchini pies made of crispy filo sheets and baked to golden perfection, resulting in delightful bite sized treats bursting with cheesy goodness!
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :30 minutes
Total Time :40 minutes
Servings: 12



  • To prepare the muffin baking pan, grease it lightly (you can also use parchment paper).
  • Cut each filo sheet in half. Fold each half in half again and arrange them in the pan, ensuring the edges are folded towards the center and securely fastened.
  • Preheat the oven at 355 ℉ (180 ℃).
  • Peel thin strips of zucchini and set them aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine feta, eggs, scallions, pepper, and heavy cream. Once well mixed, pour this mixture over the filo sheets in the pan.
  • Wrap 2 zucchini strips around your pointer and middle finger. Remove and carefully place the zucchini strips on top.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and finish with a sprinkle of thyme before serving.


mini zucchini pies recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

What are the health benefits of eating zucchini?

Nutrient-rich: Zucchini is low in calories and carbohydrates but high in essential nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like potassium and manganese.

Digestive health: Zucchini contains dietary fiber, which can support healthy digestion, prevent constipation, and promote regular bowel movements.

Antioxidant properties: Zucchini is a good source of antioxidants, including vitamin C and carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants can help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

Anti-inflammatory properties: Zucchini contains certain compounds, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, that have anti-inflammatory properties.

mini zucchini pie recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

How do I choose ripe zucchini at the grocery store?

When selecting zucchini, consider its size, firmness, color, weight, stem end, and blossom end. Opt for medium-sized zucchini, about 6 to 8 inches long, that feels firm but not mushy. Look for vibrant, glossy skin with a deep green color, avoiding blemishes or discoloration. The zucchini should feel heavy for its size, indicating freshness. Ensure the stem end is relatively dry and not overly shriveled, while the blossom end remains intact and not excessively soft or moldy.

Can I freeze zucchini pie?

Yes, here’s how: Allow the pies to cool completely before proceeding. Wrap the pie tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Make sure to cover it completely and seal it well to prevent freezer burn and moisture loss. Place the wrapped pies in a freezer-safe container or a heavy-duty freezer bag. Put the container in the freezer, ensuring it lies flat to maintain the shape of the pies. The pies can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

mini zucchini pie recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

What is the best gluten free substitute for filo sheets?

Rice Paper: Although rice paper is thinner and has a different texture, it can provide a delicate and crisp result when baked. Soak the rice paper in warm water until pliable, layer it as needed in your recipe, and bake until crispy.

Gluten free filo dough: Look for pre made gluten free filo dough in your local stores or online. Some brands offer gluten free versions that are specifically designed to mimic the texture and flakiness of traditional filo sheets.

Make-your-own dough: If you wish to bake the gluten free zucchini pie from scratch, you can experiment with gluten free filo-style dough recipes. These recipes often use a combination of gluten free flours, xanthan gum (to provide elasticity), and techniques such as rolling and stretching the dough to achieve thin layers.

Can zucchini pie be served cold or is it best served hot?

You can enjoy zucchini pie at different temperatures to suit your preference. Serving it hot or warm enhances the flavors and aromas, providing a comforting and satisfying experience. If you prefer a slightly cooler option, you can let the pie come to room temperature before serving, which is also convenient for leftover pies. Additionally, for a refreshing twist or if you enjoy chilled desserts, zucchini pie can be served cold, although this is less common.

mini zucchini pie recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

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