Phyllo Dough Potato Pie Pastry

Phyllo Dough Potato Pie Pastry

As I promised, I am sharing one of my favorite phyllo dough pastries, Potato Pie. Technically, it is potato phyllo pastry, but we call it either potato burek or potato pie.

If you ask me to pick between meat burek and potato one, I would probably go with this one just because I love potatoes.

Do not get me wrong, meat-filled Burek holds a special spot in my heart, but like I said potato pie is one of my favorites.

When I take that first bite of the crunchy phyllo dough, and hot, peppery and soft potato filling hits my taste buds, game over. I can eat the whole baking tray, and I am not even joking. I love this stuff.

Phyllo Dough Potato Pie Pastry

You can watch my very old video on YouTube: how to make this Potato Pastry?

This makes an amazing appetizer, great snack, and even perfect work or school lunch. My kids love it when I make this for after the pool.

They swim, jump and play for a good two hours and after they come home, they are pretty much exhausted. Sometimes, I take really good sour cream and after the potato pie is done, I spread it on top.

Then, I leave it in the hot oven for 5 more minutes so the dough can soak in all that creamy goodness. You guys would love that! It just compliments each other very well.

Phyllo Dough Potato Pie Pastry

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Phyllo Dough Potato Pie Pastry

One of my favorite foods from my childhood.

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
Keyword appetizer, breakfast, brunch, party food, meatless
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking


  • 1/2 pack Phyllo Filo Dough, thaw if frozen. (2 comes in one pack)
  • 4 Medium potatoes shredded
  • 1/4 onion sliced or shredded
  • 1 1/4  tbsp.  Bouillon Powder or to taste/beef, chicken or vegetable Bouillon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2-1 tsp. Ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Oil + for brushing


  1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C/5gas).
  2. Peel and shred potatoes and onion preheat oil in the pan.
  3. Drop potato and onion to saute for about 5 minutes, on medium-high temperature. Season it with Beef Bouillon Powder or similar spice of your choice and ground black pepper (or add seasonings {then mix to combine}, before sauteeing potatoes and onion,). Do not burn, so stir as they start to cook. When they look almost done, 5-6 minutes, take it off.
  4. Oil the baking pan with oil (you can brush or use a paper kitchen towel to oil/grease it.) or line the baking pan with the parchment paper. Open the Phyllo dough, pack, take two sheets together and place it on cleaner and dry kitchen countertop or cutting board. Make sure that the working surface is DRY because phyllo sheets rip easily.
  5. Fill with a tablespoon or two of potato and onion filling and roll it away from you to the other side. Before rolling it to the end fold ends on both sides in.
  6. Place the rolls in the baking pan (rectangular, square or circular pan would work just fine). If you want to make it into a circle just place rolls from outside until you reach the center of the pan.
  7. Brush some oil on the pie, and bake it for 20-25 minutes. Just before it’s done, I spray some water + oil on the dough so it is moist and crunchy at the same time (Like I said you can spread sour cream on top and bake for additional 5 minutes). Pie is DONE when golden brown on top.
  8. As soon as you use the quantity of phyllo dough you need, roll up any remaining sheets with the original protective paper, and cover them carefully with waxed paper and plastic wrap to keep air out. The unused phyllo can be stored this way in the refrigerator for about a week.

Recipe Notes

You can use other veggies in the filling mixture, like shredded carrots, cabbage, kale, spinach, leek etc.

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