Zucchini Spinach Pie

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I’ve been making this simple dish for years and I recently revamped it. It had been a while since I made it and when I had my first bite this afternoon I remember why it was a staple in my kitchen for years. It is easy to make, super tasty, heats up easily and travels well to potlucks (where it is always a hit). You can add a pie crust if you want for a full-on quiche, but I find the dish is rich enough I don’t miss the crust.

Note: This recipe is designated “ME” for Mindful Eating and is generally lower in fat and calories than some of my other recipes. You can search for other mindful recipes in the navigation bar above under Food Love, Recipes and Mindful Eating.

Zucchini Spinach Pie (ME)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 Pie, 8 Slices

1 Slice per Serving

185 Calories per Serving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Zucchini, grated
  • 1 Cup Baby Spinach, de-stemmed
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Cup Asiago Cheese (or other Italian Cheese), grated
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated and divided
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Basil, finely chopped (or substitute 1 Tsp Dry Basil)
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tsp Freshly Ground Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray (for pan)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 10 inch round, glass or metal pie pan with Olive Oil cooking spray to coat.
  2. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients, reserving 2 tablespoon of the Parmesan.
  3. Spoon the zucchini mixture into prepared pie pan and spread out evenly.
  4. Place pan in the oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle the top with reserved Parmesan. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. This pie is wonderful warm or cool. Keep in the refrigerator between servings. Enjoy!
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