Mediterranean Vegetable-Cheese Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy Mediterranean Vegetable-Cheese Pie recipe? Learn how to make Mediterranean Vegetable-Cheese Pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bekka78

Makes 4 servings



The secret to this healthy dish's deceptively rich taste? Cheeses that are loaded with flavor but light on fat. Chef Gonzalo Mendoza further reduces the fat content by lining the pan with thinly sliced potatoes instead of piecrust (which typically contains a lot of butter or lard) for a big fat-calorie savings. The spinach, tomatoes, and onion add nearly 8 grams of fiber to every hearty slice.

Recipe Ingredients for Mediterranean Vegetable-Cheese Pie

1/8 tsp cooking spray
2 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced in 1/8-inch rounds
1/2 cup diced onion
8 oz (about 8 cups) baby spinach
3 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
2 whole eggs
3 egg whites
1 cup nonfat ricotta or fat-free cottage cheese
1 tbsp feta, crumbled
3 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil or dill, or 3 tsp dried basil or dill, divided into 2 equal portions
3 Roma tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
1 1/2 tbsp grated Asiago or Parmesan
1 1/2 tbsp mozzarella, grated

Recipe Directions for Mediterranean Vegetable-Cheese Pie

Heat oven to 350°. Coat a 9" pie plate with cooking spray. Line bottom of plate with potato slices. Cut remaining slices in half and arrange around side of plate. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Coat a sauté pan with cooking spray and sauté onion over low heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add spinach to pan and let wilt, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain excess fluid from onion and spinach mixture. Stir in olives. In a bowl, beat eggs and egg whites. Stir in ricotta and feta. Add half the basil or dill and set aside. Spoon onion and spinach mixture into pie plate over potatoes. Layer on egg mixture, then slices of tomato. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until egg is set and a knife inserted into pie comes out clean. Sprinkle grated cheeses evenly over top of pie and top with remaining basil or dill. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Cut pie into 4 wedges. Serve immediately.
Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 385.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
236
Calories from Fat
54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.0g
9%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
103mg
34%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Potassium
1197mg
34%
Total Carbohydrates
27.9g
9%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
19.9g
Vitamin A 129% Vitamin C 85%
Calcium 23% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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