Zucchini Squash Pot Pie

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 Small Squash
  • 3 - 4 Small Zucchinis
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 3 tbsp. Butter, Softened
  • Pillsbury Pie Crust
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Cookware

  • 1 Large bowl for mixing
  • 1 Microwavable bowl
  • Large spoon for mixing
  • Glass pie dish
  • Cutting Knife
  • Cooking Spray

Be sure to fill in pie crust. Piles up high but lowers as squash and zucchinis soften.
Be sure to fill in pie crust. Piles up high but lowers as squash and zucchinis soften.

Instructions

  1. Grease pie dish with cooking spray or butter.
  2. For bottom half of pie crust follow instructions on box. If using Pillsbury pie crust bake for about 13 - 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Once done, remove to allow for cooling.
  3. Chop squash and zucchini in half inch pieces.
  4. Place squash and zucchini in a microwavable bowl and cook on high for 3 - 4 minutes or until squash and zucchini have a somewhat flimsy consistency.
  5. Mix cream cheese and butter together. Add salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to your liking and mix in with cream cheese and butter mixture.
  6. Drain zucchini and squash.
  7. Mix vegetables together with cream cheese and butter mixture.
  8. Place mixed ingredients within browned pie crust.
  9. Place top layer of pie crust atop veggies. Veggies will be heaped under crust but will shrink as they get cooked and softened.
  10. Allow pie to bake in oven for about 45 - 60 minutes at 400 degrees.


*Cover edges of pie crust with foil to prevent crust from burning on edges.


Did You Know?: Facts About Zucchini & Squash


  • Zucchini is actually a form of summer squash.
  • The dietary fiber in each helps lower cholesterol by attaching to bile acids that the liver makes from cholesterol for digesting fat.
  • A one cup serving contains nutrients such as vitamins A and C, maganese and magnesium that work together in your body to help protect against some forms of heart disease. This has been proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Manganese also aids in maintaining healthy bone structure, calcium absorption, enzyme creation, and bone building
  • The potassium in these veggies helps lower blood pressure.
  • Summer squash is a good food for those suffering from arthritis in either form. Its antioxidants help reduce inflammation and improve symptoms of asthma in addition to arthritis.
  • Both are abundant in antioxidants that keep free radicals at bay. With their high beta-carotene content, yellow squash is a great source of protection from pollutants and chemicals that lead to cancer.
  • They are high in concentrations of beta carotene and lutein. Dietary lutein helps to prevent the onset of cataracts and macular degeneration, which often leads to blindness.
  • It has also been said that zucchini and squash have “cooling off” properties to help take some of the edge off of summer heat.
  • Zucchini and squash can be boiled, steamed, baked, pan fried, roasted, grilled or eaten raw.


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Mommiegee 4 years ago from Alabama

Wow, this looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing!


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY Author

Thanks Mommiegee! I took a bite of this for the first time a couple of days ago and just closed my eyes and smiled to myself. It's very delicious. Next time I might actually put chunks of chicken in it. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I gave this recipe a 5 star rating + voted it up and useful. It sounds delicious! Thanks for your recipe and the easy step by step instructions.


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY Author

Thanks so much Peggy W! If you make it tell me how you liked it. I loved it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good one!


Deb Welch 4 years ago

Useful Recipe. Do you need to use a glass baking dish? May you cook the veggies on the stove instead of in the microwave? Sounds very good. UP


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY Author

Thank you Deb! I'm sure you can use any type of pie pan when you do this. Whatever you would use for any pie. You more than likely can simmer them in a skillet but just be mindful of how soft they become. Remember they will bake in the oven for a bit so you don't want them too mushy. They should be a bit tender on the inside and slightly crisp on the edges before placing them in the pie crust. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you try it. I loved it.


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Abluesfornina 4 years ago

Hmm this sounds so delicious. This recipe sounds like something to eat everyday or at least once a week. I love crust with almost anything and a crust can make anything taste good. Thanks for this scrumptious idea.


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY Author

Boy it not only sounds delish, it is. :-) I haven't made it in a while. I need to. I am just like you. I love just about anything between those crusts.

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