Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Gluten Free Spinach and Cheese Pie ( potato Crust)


spinach and cheese pie


This easy to make spinach and cheese pie not only looks spectacular, it tasted really good too. I've always loved the taste of warm cooked spinach mixed with creamy cheeses. So, I've incorporated my old favorite mixture into a simple pie that is easy to make and exceptionally delicious.

It's kind of like a cross between a quiche and a Greek Spanikopita . However, to make it gluten free, I used a simple grated potato crust.


My recipe makes two pies. I made one in a springform pan and the other in a 9 inch Pyrex pie pan. The one in the springform pan made better presentation for company, but they both tasted the same.

I topped off the pie with a some roasted cherry tomatoes and roasted garlic (that I had made  the other day) and some sautéed mushrooms.

We ate it with some of my roasted tomato soup and were very satisfied.

Ingredients: 

1 16 ounce container of Breakstone's cottage cheese
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4  cup + 1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan ( not powdered it is too salty)
1 large bag ( 16 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed  and sautéed in olive oil till cooked
with 1/2 chopped onion.
olive oil for skillet

Crust ingredients: 
6 large Russet potatoes, grated and drained
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup olive oil


Directions: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Grate potatoes, wring potatoes with hands to release water. Mix with eggs, parsley, and olive oil in a bowl. Press into a spring form pan and a Pyrex pie pan. Put in oven for 15 minutes until crust begins to crisp.

Mix eggs, cottage cheese and parsley in a bowl. Add goat cheese and 1/4 cup shredded cheese.

Remove from oven and place half of spinach filling in each. Top with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese, roasted veggies, and sautéed mushrooms and cover with 1/4 cup or more if desired of shredded cheese.  Return to oven and bake for 45 minutes - one hour.

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Author: Judee Algazi
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22 comments:

  1. This sounds so delish with the potato crust!! YUM!! :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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    1. The potato crust is good and easy too. It crisps up great!

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  2. Hi Judee,
    Yum! What a delicious dish! Thank you for sharing your Gluten Free Spinach Cheese Pie with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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    1. Deborah,
      Thanks for the feedback. I wasn't sure if you invited cheese in your blog carnival.

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  3. Love all the whole foods in this dish. Looks delicious! I would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays. The party begins Thursday, 9pm EST. Hope to see you there.
    Blessings,
    Shari
    http://puregracefarms.com/

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    1. Shari,
      Thanks for the invite. I'll stop by.

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  4. Yummy this looks so good!! always looking for new pizza recipes!

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    1. I know what you mean. I loved the pizza recipe on your blog!

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  5. This looks great! I would love to try it! Love the potato crust idea! Hope you'll stop by Foodie Fridays tonight (we go live at 9 pm EST) and share it with us too!

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  6. Great post. Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you'll join us again and share more of your awesome posts.
    http://www.herbanmomma.com

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  7. This looks not only great, also very delicious and satisfying too. Love the combo of flavours in this savoury pie.

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  8. Wow this looks fabulous. Makes my mouth water. Love the potato crust idea. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Will pin & twitt.

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  9. Thank you for a great gluten free recipe!
    I shared it on my Pinterest board "Food and Beverage" :)
    Regards
    Charlotte

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  10. Looks SO yummy! I will have to try this with my family! Thanks for sharing! Blessings.

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  11. That looks delicious, Judee! Potato crusts are so easy and another way to get in some tasty nutrition. :-) Thanks for sharing on Gluten-Free Wednesdays!

    Shirley

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  12. Hi Judee,
    I just love your Cheese Pie, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. I love it. I have all of the ingredients. Will be making soon. PInning. Thanks for visiting Weekend Bites on Friday.

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  14. I'm always looking for different types of crusts and love this. Pinned it for future use, thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays once again.

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  15. Spinach is my favorite vegetable, hands down. I know I will love this, Judee.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  16. This looks great! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE!

    Cindy

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  17. This sounds really delicious and something new to try. Thank you for sharing this.

    Simon

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