Vegetable Strudel

Savory vegetables wrapped in flaky phyllo pastry make an excellent vegetarian main dish.
Vegetable Strudel

Vegetable Strudel

Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Now that Thanksgiving is past and we are far more stuffed than  our turkeys ever were, perhaps we can turn our thoughts and hearts back to eating more vegetables, especially as a main dish.

So for Sunday Supper this week, I have put together a vegetable strudel which reminds me of one I had one time up at Christopher’s restaurant in Dayton Ohio. The chef there liked putting together an eclectic menu, and this was well received by my family.

It is really rather easy to put together if you use oil spray for speed and efficiency, but if you like to paint the phyllo with melted butter, that is fine too. Just keep your pastry covered with damp paper toweling as you do because it takes a little longer.

I served this with a simple chopped salad, as you can see in my photo. I was all for maxing out on the vegetables for this meal. We quite enjoyed it here. And if you have vegetarian friends, I am sure they will think well thought of if you serve this to them. I think it is elegant enough for a holiday dinner.

I hope you enjoy, and as we enter into the party season of the year, with potlucks and office celebrations in full swing, I wish you all merry and safe and happy holidays.


Vegetable Strudel for #SundaySupper

Vegetable Strudel

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Vegetable Strudel

  • 16 ounces frozen phyllo pastry, thawed
  • butter spray or olive oil spray
  • 12 ounces crimini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 ounces zucchini, chopped (1 medium sized one)
  • 3/4 cup  chopped onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup prepared black olive tapenade


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet and saute the mushrooms, bell pepper, zucchini, onion, and garlic with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning until soft and fairly dry when you stir it. Remove from heat and allow to cool down about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the Parmesan cheese and tapenade into the cooked vegetables.
  4. Open the phyllo and place two sheets over an oblong baking pan, letting the phyllo hang over the edges about 3 inches. Spray all over with oil spray.
  5. Place other sheets over the pan,  overlapping as needed, spraying each time, until all the sheets are used up.
  6. Place the vegetables down the center of the pastry and fold ends over, then sides, like a burrito. If you can, place it seam side down. My sheets, being temperamental,  had all torn down the middle (were that way when I opened the package) so when I went to turn it over, I could see a gap in my overlapped pastry, so I left it right side up, no big deal.
  7. Bake the strudel for 35 minutes or until nicely golden, then rest for ten minutes before slicing into 6 serving pieces.

From the kitchen of

Sunday Supper Movement

Veggies as a Main Dish

This week is about vegetarian main dish meals

After an overload of ham, beef and turkey at Thanksgiving!

And our vegetarian friends just love this.

As part of the Sunday Supper Movement, I and a host of other food bloggers are pleased to present to you some of our favorite vegetarian main dish meals featuring vegetables as the star!
Be sure to check these recipes out below, and be sure to pin your favorites! Sunday Supper bloggers love being pinned!

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