Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Crispy Kale Pie With Goat’s Cheese, Leeks And Dill

January 14, 2021

Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Crispy Kale Pie With Goat’s Cheese, Leeks And Dill

Our Cooking Along LIVE series continues! Thank you to all who registered, donated to support our chefs, or ordered a cook-along kit so you could follow along live.

Chef Deniz walks you through his version of Spanakopita made with Kale instead of Spinach, Goats Cheese, Dill and Leeks, all wrapped nicely in Phyllo Dough. Get ready to also dive into a delicious, greek-inspired menu with 2 delicious side salads: Spicy Radish Salad with Preserved Lemons, Daikon and Chilies & Tomato Tapenade with Fenugreek, Walnuts and Pomegranate Molasses

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Crispy Kale Pie With Goat’s Cheese, Leeks And Dill

By Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu


  • For the filling;
    • 400 g.of goat’s cheese cheese, whipped
    • 3 bunches of black kale, sliced thin
    • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 leek, sliced thin and rinsed
    • 2 white onion, sliced thin
    • 4 sprigs of thyme
    • 2 eggs
    • 100 g.or a handful of fresh dill, chopped
    • 50 mL lemon juice
    • Chili flakes to taste
  • To assemble the pie;
    • 1 pack of phyllo dough
    • 1/2 lbs butter


  • Sauté leeks, garlic, thyme, kale, onions until everything is soft and all the excess moisture is evaporated. Season with chili flakes and spread on a sheet pan and chill. Once cold, mix in the eggs and cheese.
  • For the pie, heat your oven to 375F and melt the butter. On a sheet pan that is large enough, start layering phyllo dough with each sheet brushed with butter. Once half pack is layered spread the filling evenly and continue on layering the rest of the phyllo sheets.
  • Bake in the oven until crispy, golden brown and hot in the center, approximately 17-20 minutes.
  • Cool slightly and cut into square

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 9 servings

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