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Shared by Etty Leon

Sfogato de Calavasicas (Zucchini and Feta Casserole)

Yield: 6-8 servingsTime: 1 h and 30 min

Shared by Etty Leon

Sfogato in brown casserole dish, atop tan and white tablecloth.
Photography by Armando Rafael, Food Styling by Rebecca Jurkevich, Prop Styling by Vanessa Vazquez.

Sfogato de Calavasicas (Zucchini and Feta Casserole)

Yield: 6-8 servingsTime: 1 h and 30 min

Family Journey

Portugal and SpainThessaloniki, Greece

Before adding the feta cheese into the recipe taste the feta to see how salty it is. Sometimes you will have a feta that is very salty and you will not need to add any salt and other times the feta will be salty enough to not need salt.

This recipe was shared by Etty Leon. Read more about her family in "Sephardic Recipes Live on at This Grandmother’s Home in Athens" and try her recipes for huevos haminados (overnight eggs) and pastel de merengena (smoky eggplant and feta pie).


  • 3 large zucchinis, grated (unpeeled)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil plus more for greasing
  • ¼  cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs 
  • 8 ounces of feta cheese, crumbled 
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Main CoursesDairyWestern Europe


  • Step 1

    Grease a 8 x 8  inch baking pan with olive oil. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Step 2

    Place 3 tablespoons of olive oil into a large pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the zucchini into the pan and cook, stirring occasionally until it softens and the water from the zucchini has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Transfer from the heat and cool to room temperature.

  • Step 3

    Add the crumbled feta, parsley, eggs, pepper and zucchini into a large mixing bowl. Mix well until everything is distributed evenly.

  • Step 4

    Place the empty baking pan into the oven to heat up for 5-10 minutes. Carefully transfer from the oven and immediately add the zucchini mixture. Spread the mixture  in an even layer and bake it in the oven until it is set and golden brown on top, about 50 minutes. 

  • Step 5

    Serve hot.