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10 Types of Greek Pies (+ Easy Recipes)

The first thing you need to know about these Greek pies is that they aren’t pies like apple pies or cherry pies.

Instead, with few exceptions, these are more like pot pies or shepherd’s pies.

The galatopita, karidopita, and Greek bougatsa are a little on the sweet side, but the other seven Greek pies on this list fall firmly into the savory category. 

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So if you’re the kind of person who enjoys a warm, hearty, and savory pie, you’re definitely in the right place. 

There might only be 10 options on this list, but each one of them is 100% delicious, and you’ll want to try them once and then again and again. 

So give these Greek pies a try and let me know which one is your favorite! 

1. Galatopita: Greek Milk Pie

The author of this recipe calls it “creamy, dreamy, and just plain delightful,” and that description is so perfect that it’s hard for me to top it. 

Despite its yumminess, it’s actually surprisingly simple to make.

For the pie itself, all you’ll need is semolina, cornflour, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, milk, sugar, and butter. 

Then, you’ll make the sugary sweet topping with an egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and icing sugar.

It’s a lovely pie that tastes even better than it looks, and you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

2. Greek Bougatsa (Custard Pie with Phyllo and Ground Cinnamon)

If you love thin, flaky phyllo dough as much as I do, then you can probably tell just by the name that this is a Greek pie that you’ll appreciate. 

It has a sweet and creamy vanilla custard filling, and you’ll dust the top with ground cinnamon and icing sugar for an almost holiday-like treat that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds.

It’s a crispy, crunchy (and wonderfully creamy) dessert that you’ll make regularly once you try it the first time.

3. Kreatopita: Greek Minced Meat & Phyllo Pie

Here’s another beautiful Greek pie with a thin and flaky phyllo crust.

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This one, though, has a savory filling of meat sauce, roasted red peppers, feta cheese, mozzarella, and more.

It’s cheesy and peppery, though not too spicy, and delightfully crunchy.

It’s also very filling and will keep you full all night long and maybe even into the next day. 

4. Sfakianopita: Cretan Cheese Pie With Nuts And Honey

This pie is a bit different from all the others on the list.

For one thing, it walks the line between sweet (honey, nuts, and cinnamon) and tangy (feta cheese, brandy, and lemon juice).

Additionally, it’s flat, and all the extra ingredients go on the top instead of inside the pie. In that way, it’s a bit more like a cookie (or a pizza) than a pie. 

Even so, it’s just as delectable as all the rest, and it takes only 30 minutes to make enough to feed three to five people. 

5. Spanakopita Recipe (Greek Spinach Pie)

In this pie, a crunchy phyllo crust surrounds a scrumptious filling that’s cheesy, herby, and full of tender, flavorful, well-seasoned spinach. 

It’s pretty easy to make, requiring only nine ingredients.

However, it takes a little over an hour from start to finish, so don’t wait until the last minute to get started on this one. 

6. Greek Leek Pie with Homemade Phyllo-Prasopita

If you’re looking for something with plenty of garden-fresh and herb flavor, give the Greek leek pie a chance. 

You’ll make it with homemade phyllo dough, leeks, spring onions, olive oil, feta cheese, eggs, chopped dill, salt, and pepper. 

It’s an incredibly simple recipe, but there’s nothing simple about the result.

It’s a thick, rich pie overflowing with veggies, and it’s naturally vegetarian-friendly, too!

7. Vegan Greek Pie with Eggplants – Melitzanopita

With eggplant, onions, red peppers, oregano, mint, and more, this vegan-friendly pie walks the line between Greek and Italian cuisine. 

It takes about 80 minutes to make, but the prep time is a mere 10 minutes, so it’s not like it takes a lot of effort on your part to pull it together. 

Plus, it’s absolutely spectacular. You’ll love the crispy crust and the hearty, chunky filling. The sesame seeds add a nice touch, as well. 

8. Hortopita – Wild Greens Pie

If you’re a big fan of greens, then the wild greens pie is the Greek pie recipe for you.

The yummy pastry crust is one thing, but the filling on this one is really where all the flavor is hiding. 

It combines spinach, kale, dill, parsley, onions, feta and Kefalograviera cheeses, eggs, salt, and pepper. If you think that’s a lot of greens, you’re right! 

That’s what makes this tasty pie a superfood-packed healthy dinner option for any night of the week. 

9. Tyropitakia or Cheese Pies

You can make these phenomenal cheese pies with only five ingredients (plus oil for brushing the dough). 

And if you do them correctly, the crust on these is as thin as paper and twice as crispy, and I mean that in the best way because the crunch on these is exceptional. 

They’ll take 90 minutes from start to finish, but all you’ll need is phyllo dough, feta cheese, ricotta cheese, an egg, flour, and olive oil. 

Every bite is like a little piece of cheese heaven, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

If you love cheese and crunchy crust, these will be your new favorite snack. 

10. Karidopita

Since nearly every option on this list has been a bit more towards the savory side of the spectrum, I decided to end it on a sweet note with the karidopita. 

It’s a gorgeous, golden-brown pie that tastes of vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts.

It’s a soft, moist cake, and thanks to the spiced syrup you’ll add to the top, it’ll be even moister and moister. 

As the recipe says, “The longer you leave it soaking in the syrup, the softer it will become.”

So take the time to make this one in advance. Trust me. You’ll be glad that you did.

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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