Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Torta Recipe -
Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Torta Recipe
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Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Torta

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"Phyllo dough layered with spinach and ricotta. Poppy seeds may be used in place of sesame seeds."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Saute onion and garlic in oil in large saucepan until onion is translucent. Add mushrooms and spinach and continue cooking until mushrooms have released their juices and spinach has wilted. Continue cooking until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat.
  3. Beat eggs slightly in large bowl. Add ricotta and parmesan, sour cream, bread crumbs and parsley to eggs. Drain excess liquid from vegetables, then add to cheese mixture. Stir until well blended.
  4. Brush some of melted butter on large baking sheet. Count out 6 phyllo leaves and carefully lift them up and lay flat on buttered baking sheet.
  5. Spread filling over middle of leaves, leaving a 3 inch border all around. Brush edges with butter.
  6. On top of the filling, lay down 2 leaves of phyllo at a time, brushing top leaf with butter each time. After 4 pairs, fold corners of all phyllo leaves up over filling, and brush with butter.
  7. Lay down 2 more pairs of leaves, buttering top leaf of each pair. Tuck edges under torta, corners first, then sides. Sprinkle top with sesame or poppy seeds.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 50 minutes or until filling is set and phyllo is crisp and golden. Allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

This recipe was time consuming, but it was well worth it in the end. It was very filling, and it had a great flavor. I will definetely make it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

The filling was very good but didn't think it went well with the flaky crust.


10 Ratings

Jun 07, 2005

This actually makes two packets. Very versatile - I used 15 oz. of ricotta inplace of the 1.5 c. ricotta + 1 c. sour cream, 1/4 c. dried parsley, and it was still amazing. I thought it was very good, a friend demands I make more.

Jan 11, 2008

Four stars for the filling. I didn't like the phyllo pastry. I will make this again but probably in a pie case. I didn't have sour cream and used 1 1/2 cups of fat free riccotta instead.

May 22, 2000

Wasn't able to try because the ingredient list is not complete! (how much onion and garlic? what type of oil?)

Apr 22, 2014

Great recipe -- made a really nice presentation for a meal with out of town guests, and everyone loved it. Followed recipe for filling, but substituted puff pastry for the phyllo, and the recipe made enough to fill both puff pastry sheets, so it made two tortas. - I put the filling down the center, then folded each side over, and pinched it together at the top, pinched the ends together, then brushed all with melted butter. They only needed to bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, and they puffed up and looked really beautiful. And, YUM! Will be making these again.

Oct 01, 2013

Very easy to make. I made it without the mushrooms, because I didn't have any. Tried it with less parmesan cheese and fresh spinach. I also had two round phyllo sheets, placed one at the bottom and one on the top. 50 minutes later...Mmm!

Apr 22, 2013

There was enough filling for 2 tortas. I really like the filling, but mine was a little thin. I will cut out some sour cream and ricotta next time.


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  • Calories
  • 820 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.5 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 187 mg
  • 62%
  • Fat
  • 51.4 g
  • 79%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 30.3 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 1123 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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