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Broccoli-Ham Cheese Pie

 Broccoli-Ham Cheese Pie
Sheets of easy-to-use phyllo dough create a crisp buttery crust for this comforting entree from Nancy Granaman. "This egg and vegetable pie always gets thumbs-up approval from my sons and husband," says the Burlington, Iowa cook.
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 70 min. + standing


  • 12 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • Refrigerated butter-flavored spray
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts, thawed and patted dry
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked lean ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Spritz one sheet of phyllo dough with butter-flavored spray. Place in
  • a 9-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray; allow one end of dough
  • to overhang edge of plate by 3-4 in. (Until ready to use, keep
  • phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent
  • drying out.) Repeat with remaining phyllo, overlapping the sheets
  • (staggering the points around the plate) and spritzing with
  • butter-flavored spray between each layer.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, ham, cheese, onion, parsley,

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Broccoli-Ham Cheese Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • garlic, thyme, salt and pepper; spoon into crust. Combine egg
  • substitute and milk; pour over broccoli mixture. Fold edges of dough
  • over filling toward center of pie plate. Spritz edges with
  • butter-flavored spray.
  • Cover edge of crust with foil. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 30-35 minutes
  • longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 232 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 882 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.