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Vegetarian Recipe for Veggie Cheese Pie

Updated on September 14, 2012

Rating for Veggie Cheese Pie

5 stars from 1 rating of Vegetarian Cheese Pie

A Garden Green Vegetable Main or Side Dish

I love this dish so much, that when Spring comes I can hardly wait to buy some tasty baby dark green leafy spinach and stuff it into a pie dish.

It takes about an hour to make and by that time, you can eat. It is usually piping hot out of the oven so be wise and let it cool down a bit. Then... attack! ! ! Nice with a glass of light beer. It's a great midnight snack too. Delicious freshly baked, also good out of the fridge. And now, for the directions....

A great pick me up

yum, yum :)
yum, yum :)

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: six to eight people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Fresh ricotta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 cups Fresh baby spinach, soaked in water, rinsed, and chopped
  • 1 medium sized eggplant, rinsed and sliced into 1/2
  • 2 cups Roma tomatoes (or other), diced and seasoned
  • 1 stick Butter (preferred), melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 package filo dough (tiny), prepared and ready to use
  • 1 zucchini may be substituted, for the eggplant if desired

How to make your delicious spring time veggie pie

  1. Prepare the pan. A glass casserole dish or shallow metal pan may be used. Coat the pan with melted butter and layer two or three pita dough sheets into the pan, half in and half out. Now we will begin to fill it up with vegetables.
  2. Sliced eggplant needs to be softened in a butter or olive oil coated skillet. Watch carefully, then should be cooked 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Let cool then place half of them on the lowest level of the pan. This is your first vegetable layer. Add a sheet of filo dough, put a little butter with the back of a fork or a cooking brush, and continue layering.
  3. Mix the chopped spinach with a couple of shakes of olive oil. Add half into the pie dish followed by pita dough and butter. The third layer will be chopped tomato combined with the fresh cheese. Mix well then add half the tomato and cheese mixture with oregano and salt. Add filo and butter and 2 Tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, if desired. Now repeat the entire layering procedure, from eggplant to the Parmesan.
  4. Now it's time to wrap it up. First, set the oven for 325 Fahrenheit, or 180 degrees Celsius. Add another slice of filo dough and butter, and close the top, with more butter and a little Parmesan if desired. Paint generously with butter.
  5. Bake covered for 20 minutes, then let uncover for a little golden color. It is done if a knife comes out clean in the center. Cool on a rack then slice when it is close to room temperature.

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    • EuroCafeAuLait profile imageAUTHOR

      Anastasia Kingsley 

      6 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Just Ask Susan - yes, it's a good dish for meat-eaters, because the eggplant and cheese give a feeling of fullness. Thanks for commenting (and sharing!)

      RTalloni, it IS nice to eat lighter, especially in Spring when the weather starts to warm up. How did the Feta cheese turn out?

      Hi theraggededge, thanks for commenting :) Best to you, Ecal

      Joanwz, yes, it is delicious. It's good to splurge a little. I know my body seems to hum when I eat this.

      Best regards from ECAL

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      Joan Whetzel 

      6 years ago from Katy, Texas

      Yum. THis looks delicious.

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      Bev G 

      6 years ago from Wales, UK

      I could go for this!

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Oh yes! This is easily adapted for cow's milk allergy, using feta goat cheese, and it will be a delightful change of pace. Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This recipe looks like something I would enjoy. My husband is a big meat eater but I know he would like this as he loves spinach and anything that includes cheese.

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