Italian Cheesy Artichoke and Asparagus Phyllo Pie ~ Perfect for Springtime
Fresh. Roasted. Vegetables.
All in a delicious savory pie! Add lots (as in 4 varieties) of Italian cheese, fresh garlic and basil, and some beautiful phyllo dough . . . and you’ve got a show-stopper dish! Hello Gorgeous! Meet “Italian Cheesy Artichoke and Asparagus Phyllo Pie”!
This cheesy, savory pie would be perfect for a brunch or lunch with friends. Plus you can make it ahead and simply re-heat it. For those who are either vegetarian or decreasing the amount of meat in your nutrition, this recipe is perfect!
I have to admit, I like foods with a lot of brilliant color and this recipe delivers both vivid natural colors plus delicious flavor to boot!
Part of my love of cooking is experiencing the visual joy of nature’s bounty placed in front of me. Just take a look at the veggies that went into this pie!
Spread the vegetables out on a baking sheet, drizzle or spray with olive oil, scatter lots of minced garlic all over and freshly crack some black pepper and sea salt all over everything.
Roast those babies to bring out an even more intense level of flavor!
After roasting the vegetables, just look at the how the color intensifies along with the flavor!
There’s plenty of Italian cheese in this pie/tart too: Creamy ricotta, buttery fontina, sharp asiago, and delicious pecorino romano! The cheese is infused with additional flavors of garlic, fresh basil, and Italian seasonings. The end result is a very creamy, flavorful filling surrounded by a crispy, golden phyllo ‘crust’.
Bake and enjoy!
More asparagus recipes that I know you’ll enjoy:
Spring Pea and Artichoke Salad
Italian Cheesy Artichoke and Asparagus Phyllo Tart
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A perfect vegetable tart filled with roasted fresh asparagus, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and Italian green olives. The added 3 type of Italian cheese maximize the flavor. Perfect for a brunch too!
- 1 bunch very thin asparagus, woody ends cut off, then cut in half on the vertical
- 1 cup artichoke hearts, cut in half
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained, and any oil wiped off
- 1/3 cup Italian pitted green olives
- 1 large leek, white section cut into thin circle slices
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced (set half to the side)
- 4 cups ricotta cheese, drained
- 2/3 cup of grated asiago cheese
- 2/3 cup pecorino romano cheese, grated plus another 1/4 cup for the garnish
- 3/4 cup of grated fontina cheese
- 3 jumbo eggs
- 3/4 cup of chopped fresh basil
- Freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt to taste
- optional – several shakes of dried Italian blend seasonings
- 12 sheets phyllo dough
- olive oil cooking spray or liquid olive oil
- Generously spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray or drizzle with olive oil all over the baking sheet.
- Layer all the prepared vegetables, except the sun-dried tomatoes and the green olives
- Either lightly drizzle more olive oil over the veggies or spray olive oil cooking spray over them.
- Crack fresh black pepper and fresh sea salt all over the veggies.
- Roast vegetables in a 450 F degree oven until roasted to your desired level; approximately 10 – 15 minutes; keeping a close eye on them so that they do not burn.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the drained ricotta cheese with the shredded fontina, asiago, and romano cheese.
- Blend the eggs and basil into the cheese mixture.
- Add 2 more minced garlic cloves.
- If you have any dry Italian blended seasonings on hand, sprinkle in several dashes of it into the mixture.
- Blend well.
- In either a round tart baking pan or a rectangular tart pan, layer 12 sheets of phyllo into the tart pan, between each sheet spray or brush on olive oil. Gently fit the phyllo down and towards the bottom and inner corners of the tart pan.
- Pour half of the ricotta-egg-basil cheese mixture into the tart pan.
- Layer ¾’s of your roasted vegetables and all of the sun-dried tomatoes and green olives; using a small spoon, push the vegetables down into the ricotta-egg-basil mixture so that they aren’t just in one layer in the middle when you cut slice the tart.
- Pour the remaining half of the ricotta-egg-basil cheese over the layer of vegetables.
- Layer the remaining 1/4th of the vegetables on top.
- Sprinkle with grated romano cheese that was previously set aside.
- Spray or drizzle olive oil all over the tart and the phyllo dough
- On the bottom rack of a preheated 350 F degree oven, bake for 30 minutes, checking every 10 minutes, until the phyllo dough is golden and the ricotta cheese mixture is baked and set.
- Allow it to slightly cool and set.
- Slice, serve, and ENJOY!
o my my my…Roz..I am DROOLING..the colour, flavour…just too GOOD to be true. An incredible creation, Roz.
WOW, what a compliment Angie! This is a great vegetarian recipe full of healthy veggies!
I love crisp phyllo pastry and your filling looks and sounds great!
Thank you Caroline! I’m glad to have found your blog and your delicious Chard and Parsnip Galette!
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All I can say is WOW
It’s such a compliment to me whenever you simply say, “WOW”, Larry!
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I love all the goodies you put into your savory pie! And that photo of the roasted veggies is terrific!!! Great pie—and the phyllo crust is a nice change, too 🙂 xo
Thank Liz! I enjoyed the phyllo crust, as you said, for a nice change. But you know our Bill husbands; mine said he likes regular pie crust better! HA! I like it either way though! xo
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a lovely recipe , I just say “come quickly spring!” Un abbraccio !
I agree Chiara! I am very ready for spring — primavera!!!
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This looks fabulous, Roz, and I’ll be pinning this as soon as I click ‘Post Comment’! If I didn’t have to lose the three pounds I gained on vacation, I’d make it this weekend 🙂
Hi Susan, I know what you mean! I think that I gain 5 lbs. on each vacation! and it gets worse the older that I get!
My husband and I were just talking about different ideas to use for Artichokes! I can’t wait to show him this recipe! It’s beautiful!!
Oh thank you Sara,
One of the things about this recipe is that you can really just add whatever you like!
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So colorful! Your pie does indeed look to be a combo of wholesome roasted veggies. Love your choice of cheeses too.
Thank you Kim!
This is almost too beautiful to eat! The perfect brunch…phyllo is so elegant, isn’t it?
Yes, Monica, phyllo is so fun and elegant to bake with!
Roz – You’ve outdone yourself with this beauty. I would love to make it and serve it to my friends at next week’s Italian chit-chat group.
Oh thank you Linda, I am sure that whatever you do to this basic recipe will be amazingly delicious! I just wish that I was in your Italian chit-chat group!
This is a gorgeous pie, Roz. I bet your dinner mates all ooh and aah when you bring it to the table — and rightly so!
Awe, thanks John! You’re right! We eat with our eyes first, huh?
This looks crazy delicious Roz. I love all the ingredients too!
Thank you so much for your kind compliment, Renee! I truly appreciate your stopping by to comment!
Great flavors here! And it looks perfect for spring.
Thank you so much, Lauren! I appreciate your thoughtful and kind comment so much!
Happy Spring to you,
What a beautiful pie, Roz! Using the phyllo dough for the crust is so creative. Such a great idea! Roasted veggies are one of my favorite things to eat so I know I would love this. Thanks for sharing it. I just wish I could have sat down and eaten a piece with you! 🙂
Thanks so much Shari! I’ll be right over to read about what you’ve been cooking! Roz
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I love how the phyllo crust fancies up the pie.
Thanks Liz ….. I totally agree!
Gorgeous pie! All the phyllo makes me think of bisteeya.
Wow, thanks for such a lovely compliment, Sue Lau!
Such a beautiful pie! I love the phyllo and colors.
Grazie mille, sweet Tara!
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Love veggies, any and all. This is such a great way to celebrate them. And add cheese? You’re speaking my language. Really good stuff — thanks.
Thanks John, I like speaking good foodie language!
Nice to revisit this beautiful pie! It would be perfect for Mother’s Day, though I’d have to make it myself, LOL. Have a great weekend, Roz!
Hope your Mother’s Day was delicious, Liz! And that someone cooked FOR you!
Wow Roz, what a fabulous looking pie! I love everything that is in it and can only imagine how good it tastes.
Awe, thanks so much Judee! We can never get in enough fresh veggie recipes in this house H ope that you’ re doing well and staying safe!
Happy Cooking my friend!
I think I missed your original posting of this so I’m thrilled I didn’t miss this one. Oh My – is right. I love anything wrapped in phyllo and anything with artichokes. Roasting the vegetables before making the pie is brilliant. What a great dish!
Thanks MJ. This is pretty easy to put together. And I love the intensified flavor that comes from roasting the veggies!
This is wonderful. Fontina and olives – 2 of my favorite ingredients. You’ve made it so pretty. Almost too pretty to eat!