Spinach Phyllo Casserole

"The layers of this low-fat phyllo pastry are coated with a mixture of egg whites and olive oil instead of melted butter."
photo by Debbwl photo by Debbwl
photo by Debbwl
photo by Debbwl photo by Debbwl
Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). Saute onions in chicken broth until broth has evaporated.
  • Stir flour into milk until dissolved.
  • Add to onions and stir constantly over medium heat until thickened.
  • Blend in cheese until melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in spinach.
  • Beat 6 egg whites until frothy and blend into cheese mixture. Pour into a deep casserole dish brushed with olive oil.
  • Whisk together remaining egg white and the olive oil.
  • Blend well.
  • Cut sheets of phyllo pastry in half.
  • Top the casserole with one piece of phyllo pastry.
  • Brush with egg white mixture. Continue layering phyllo sheets, brushing each with the mixture. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.

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  1. Debbwl
    Wonderful! Like that it is made low fat but still has plenty of flavor with a nice crunchy top. Made using 1/2 an onion and no chicken broth. Also used fat free cheddar cheese and fresh spinach. Made a nice lunch served with sliced tomatoes and fallowed by a nice fruit salad. Thanks for the post.
  2. lauralie41
    This was my first time working with phyllo pastry. Was a little worried at first but this was easy to put together and tasted so good. I used frozen spinach that I thawed in the microwave and let drain. Next time I will add some chopped tomatoes too. A definite keeper!
  3. beccajohnson
    I made this again and figured out the Weight Watcher points for it. I also ommited the olive oil by using olive oil spray. The TOTAL dish is 22 points. Divide it in 2 for a hefty dinner...or in 4 and have some salmon on the side!!
  4. markeysmommy
    Love this recipe! Even my husband, who says he hates spinach enjoyed it. Will be making this often:)



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