Spinach Ricotta Pie with a Hint of Feta
photo by *Parsley*
- Ready In:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Heat the oil in a heavy pot over high heat.
- Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Add the spinach in batches, if necessary, and saute until the ribbons are just wilted.
- Lightly beat the ricotta and the eggs together in a bowl.
- Add the spinach mixture, feta, oregano and salt and pepper.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
- Bake for about 40 minutes, until the top is lightly browned.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
Delicious! Love the saltiness of the feta against the sweetness of caramelized onion. The shape didn't hold up well with mine, so we scoped with spoon. Toke me about 45min, but still slightly runny. I let it sit for a while in the oven after baking and it became less liquidy. Light and flavourful, sort of like quiche without the heavy crust.
This was awesome ... again! I can't believe I've forgotten to post a review until now! Today I tripled it and it was part of a dinner for close to 100 happy, well fed diners at our congregation. It goes together in a snap and makes the house smell heavenly. Great hot, warm or cold. Ooohhhh maybe stuffed in a pita for lunch too! Yum! Thank you, Mirj, for posting!
I doubled the recipe, using only 5 eggs, frozen spinach, and sauteed the onions a bit longer till they were browned. This was really delish! I used a 9x13 dish (for the doubled version). I love browsing through Mirj's recipes, but this was one of the first I've actually tried. I loved that I didn't have to worry about the filo dough. It wasn't greasy or heavy, and very satisfying!
I made this for our family's "egg day" lunch, lol, and I really loved it. I had to substitute Swiss cheese for the feta, and only used a bit of oil, but otherwise followed the recipe and it turned out great. My Mom and Dad liked it but they said they couldn't taste the cheese. I could; I thought it was great!
The instructions are clear and easy to follow. The ingredients are basic and readily available. I love this type of recipe. I followed it, but reduced oil to about 1.5 tablespoon, used non-fat cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese and added fresh shitake mushrooms to the onion. It was delicious. My kids (6 & 9 year olds) and husband all rated it a 5 stars. We ate almost the whole thing and they all want to take leftovers for lunch tomorrow. High compliments. Thank you for a great recipe. I will be making this again, often.
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