Mina (Matzo Pie with Spinach and Leeks)

With layers of matzo (a thin, crisp unleavened bread), veggies, and cheese, this meatless mina falls somewhere between a lasagna and an eggy strata.

Mina Matzo Pie Spinach Leeks
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for dish

  • 3 large leeks, white and light green parts thinly sliced (4 1/2 cups)

  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 5-6 ounce package baby spinach

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano

  • 4 eggs

  • 4 cup cottage cheese

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • 9 sheets matzo

  • Fresh Italian parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter bottom and sides of a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a large skillet melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium. Add leeks, shallots, and a pinch of salt. Cook about 10 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add spinach, garlic, and oregano. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat; let cool slightly.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together three eggs, the cottage cheese, feta, milk, lemon zest, 1/2 tsp salt, and a generous amount of black pepper.

  3. Fill a shallow baking dish with warm water. Dip 3 sheets of matzo in water; let matzo soften 2 to 3 minutes. Shake off excess water. Arrange matzo sheets in bottom of prepared baking dish, breaking matzo to fit if necessary. Cover with half the cheese mixture then half the leek mixture. Repeat with three more softened matzo sheets and remaining cheese and leek mixtures.

  4. Soften remaining three sheets of matzo; arrange on top. In a small bowl whisk remaining egg; brush over top.

  5. Bake about 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers, covered, up to 4 days. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
17g Fat
41g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 689mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 11.4mg 57%
Calcium 265mg 20%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Potassium 323mg 7%
Folate, total 100mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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