Healthy Meal Prep
Serbian Gibanica Recipe

Serbian Gibanica


Gibanica is a Serbian pastry with cheese that people usually eat for breakfast or with a meal at lunch or dinner. It is very filling and a great alternative to bread.


  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 18 ounces queso blanco (fresh white cheese)
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  • ¾ cup sparkling water
  • 7 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese, or more to taste (Optional)
  • 1 cup cubed, fully cooked ham (Optional)
  • 18 ounces phyllo dough
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Grease a baking dish with oil.
  2. Whisk eggs and sour cream together in a bowl. Season with salt. Mix in queso blanco, oil, and sparkling water. Stir in feta cheese. Mix in Parmesan cheese and ham until well combined.
  3. Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough into the prepared baking dish and brush lightly with oil. Add the next phyllo dough sheet and brush with oil. Continue until you have used about 1/3 the phyllo sheets. Spread 1/2 the filling on top of the phyllo dough and smooth using the back of a spoon. Add the next 1/3 of phyllo dough sheets, brushing each sheet with oil. Spread remaining filling on top. Finish with the remaining 1/3 of phyllo dough. tucking edges into the sides of the baking dish.
  4. Beat together 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon oil, and sour cream and gently pour mixture over the top of the pastry in the baking dish. Spread evenly.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.

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Nutritional Information

Serbian Gibanica

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 421.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 30 %
carbohydrates: 8 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 3 %
fat: 44 %
saturated fat: 47 %
cholesterol: 35 %
vitamin a iu: 8 %
niacin equivalents: 35 %
vitamin b6: 10 %
vitamin c: 7 %
folate: 14 %
calcium: 23 %
iron: 12 %
magnesium: 7 %
potassium: 5 %
sodium: 40 %
thiamin: 34 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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