Savory Vegetable Cheesecake

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Irmgard

This delicious main-dish cheesecake comes from Mollie Katzen's "The Enchanted Broccoli Forest," which is a delightful vegetarian cookbook. A wonderful way to use us those garden veggies. It is also wonderful served as an appetizer that guests can spread onto little pieces of toast.

Top Review by ellie_

Very good dish that gives the food processor a work-out. I cut down on the cheese a little and used low-fat varieties with out any obvious problems. I also cooked this in a 10-inch quiche dish rather than in a spring-form pan. Although this recipe was time consuming to make we enjoyed this dish very much with just a simple green salad and bread to complete the meal. Thanks Moxie for posting this recipe. It was a welcome and delicious recipe for a vegetarian meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees farenheit.
  2. Butter a 10" springform pan and sprinkle with breadcrumbs, set aside.
  3. Put the grated zucchini into a colander.
  4. Salt lightly, and let is sit about 15 minutes, then squeeze out any excess moisture.
  5. Saute the onions in butter with 1/2 t salt.
  6. When they start to turn translucent, add the carrots, garlic, zucchini, flour, basil and oregano.
  7. Keep stirring and cook over medium heat for about 8 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley and lemon.
  9. Beat the cheeses and eggs together until well blended.
  10. (Hello, Kitchenaid mixer!) When the cheese and egg mixture is nice and fluffy, fold in the veggies.
  11. Season to taste with black pepper.
  12. Pour the mixture into the springform pan.
  13. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes-- then pull it out for a minute.
  14. Remember those tomatoes?
  15. Dredge them in the breadcrumbs and decorate the top of the cheesecake with them in a pretty spiral pattern.
  16. Reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees, and bake another 30 minutes.
  17. Turn off the oven and just let the cheesecake sit in there for another 15 minutes.
  18. Then, take it out of the oven and let it cool about 10 more minutes before cutting and serving.

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