Spinach, feta and bacon ‘cake’

Spinach, feta and bacon ‘cake’

This spinach, feta and bacon cake is delicious with a green salad.

  • 40 mins + cooling
  • 8
  • Intermediate


  • 1 batch hot béchamel sauce 
  • 80g packet baby spinach
  • 250ml feta, crumbled
  • 8 pancakes 
  • 250g mozzarella cheese, grated
  • ½ x 200g packet diced bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Combine the béchamel sauce and spinach, stirring until wilted. Cool slightly and stir in the feta.
  2. Place 1 pancake into a 17cm springform cake pan and spread about 45ml béchamel sauce over and a little cheese. Repeat layers ending with a crepe topped with béchamel, cheese and bacon.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the top layer is all melted and starting to brown. Cool for 15 minutes.

Variation: Omit the bacon for a vegetarian-friendly option.

Save time: Use 500ml ready-made béchamel sauce and frozen pancakes, available from Woolworths.

Feature: Margie Els-Burger assisted by Nomvuselelo Mncube. Photos by: Dylan Swart.

Magazine issue date: June, 2017

Joni van der Merwe

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