Crescent Zucchini Pie Recipe
- 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 4 cups sliced zucchini
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1. Separate crescent dough into eight triangles and place in a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with points toward the center. Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of plate to form a crust; seal seams. Spread with mustard.
- 2. In a large skillet, saute zucchini and onion in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cheeses, seasonings and zucchini mixture. Pour into crust.
Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cover edges loosely with foil if crust browns too quickly.
Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled pie in plastic wrap and foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap pie; reheat in oven until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Yield: 6 servings.
1 piece: 413 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 849mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein
Reviews for Crescent Zucchini Pie
"This has been a Summer favorite at my house since it was first published. For our tastes I leave out the mustard and use a mixture of yellow squash and zucchini."
"This is so good. I have one of those "can't live without meat" people in my family. So I used one pound Italian sausage in my pie. I also used 2-cups of five cheese blend . One thing about this recipe; you must drain the sauteed vegetables very well. This is essential if you don't want to end up with a soggy crust. I baked mine at 350 for one hour. The crust came out beautiful. It was delicious."
"Very good! I used cheddar and pecorino ramono for the cheeses and less salt. 2 extra eggs."
"This is an absolutely delicious pie, easy to make and a wonderful way to take advantage of abundant zucchini from our garden. Even those who don't usually like zucchini like this. I've served it as a light entree or as a side. I'm expected to bring it to our summer family reunions as weveryone looks forward to it! I like to mix up the cheeses and don't think I've ever used the same combination twice and it was delicious any way."
"Delicious! I used only 3 TBlsp butter and used Cheddar Cheese. Also added some cooked diced ham (I think bacon would be good too!). Used 5 eggs as this was our dinner so I wanted it to be a bit more substantial. Was very yummy! Even my toddler ate it!"
"Delicious! I used only 3 TBlsp butter and used Cheddar Cheese. Also added some cooked diced ham (I think bacon would be good too!). Was very yummy! Even my toddler ate it!"
"Absolutely fantastic, so very tasty and so very easy to make. You'll never resist eating zucchini again :-)"
"I made this for dinner last night and served it with tomato bisque soup (from Safeway). It was very good. The mustard ( I used Grey Poupon) really gives it a nice flavor, along with the herbs. It was pretty easy too! Will definitely make again. Even my picky husband liked it!"
"Really nice zing with the mustard (I used regular yellow mustard). I also added a clove of chopped garlic. Great taste - thanks!"
"This was a great dish. Just made it yesterday. If I would have known how good it is I would have doubled the recipe."
"This recipe was so easy to make and tasted great.. even my teenager who hates vegetables liked it.. will definitely make again."
"Have made this MANY times over the years..Deeelicious! I sometimes add 1/2 lb. of browned hamburg but usually make it as a veggie dish. Just a suggestion: I DID learn to place the sauted veggies in a colander and press out the excess moisture that cooking the zucchini produces, before adding the rest of ingredients. It is too watery if I don't."
"I can't believe it! This is the same recipe that my girlfriend gave me 30 years ago. I had forgotten about it. My family really loved it. Looks like I will have to make it again soon! I have also used 1/2 zucchini and 1/2 yellow squash."
"I made this and it is so good, and I will make it again!"
"I used 1/2 yellow squash & 1/2 zucchini. This is a keeper!"
"Really good. I added mushrooms and thought is was a nice consistency and great (not overpowering) flavor, went nicely with the crescent crust."
"Made this for a Saturday morning. Started to make it like the recipe, but decided there was no where near enough spice (a 1/4 tsp of oregano and basil to 4 cups of Zucchini, one cup of onion and 2 cups of cheese) So doubled the basil and oregano and added a 1/2 tsp of Old Bay. Result: watery "pie" with a soggy crust. Taste with the additional spices was OK, though hubby thought there was too much onion. If you are going to make this try salting and draining the zucchini first for about 30 minutes to get rid of some of the moisture in it. I would add another egg or two to help it set up better. Also would decrease the onion to 1/2 cup. and definitely add the Old Bay Seasoning if you have it. otherwise this is a very bland dish."
"So tasty! Made this for my husband because we are trying to eat more vegitables. We both loved it. Will make again for sure."
"..time was spent getting crust down .. be sure you oil the plate"
"This was gorgoues looking, but I didn't care for the taste. The zucchini turned out very nice (not soggy), but the bisquets at the bottom were an odd texture and I simply didn't like the taste."
"I really liked making it. The first time I made it I forgot the dijon mustard and it was good. The second time I made it, I rememberd the dijon mustard and I thought it was a little sweet so the third time I made it I did it without the mustard and I really like it without the dijon mustard. Also the cresent rolls are great for a pie shell. I think I am going to use them for other hartey pies I use. They are easy and oh so good!"
"I made this recipe last week and it was incredible! Perfect combination. I love this recipe and it is now a family favorite."
"I used half chopped, fresh broccoli instead of all zucchini. and fresh tarragon instead of oregano. You could use fresh basil."
"This was delicious. I was skeptical about the crescent roll crust, but it was wonderful, and so easy! I sliced some zucchini, shredded the other half, and used only 2 tbsp butter, plus a tbsp of olive oil to saute the veggies. I used only whole mozarella, and about 2 tbsp fresh basil, and a sprig of fresh oregano. My boyfriend called this dish "refreshing and light," and I would have to concur. It was delicious, and I will definitely make it again and again!"
"Yum! This was delicious! Didn't change a thing. Would be great for brunch."
"Only my son ended up eating all of his portion, but even he said he really didn't want me to make it again. My husband and I gave most of ours to the dog. I didn't think the crust was "flaky" as indicated by other reviewers, the taste was mediocre and the zucchini was like rubber."
"We really didn't like this recipe. The oregano was too strong & even with all the great ingredients, it just was kind of blah. I was disappointed."
"This is so delicious everyone will think you spent hours on it, but it is so fast to make. Leftovers (if any) heat great. Even picky kids will love these. This is a keeper."
"YUM! What a great way to use zucchini!"
"Try it! You'll love it. All my kids gobble it up, no matter that it is meatless and full of veggies. Great left over too, if you have any left at all. I cook mine in a cast iron skillet for a nice crispy crust. Mmmm..."
"This was absolutely delicious, and the leftovers tasted just as good the next day for lunch! I added an 8oz. container of sliced mushrooms that needed to be used. It was very fast to prep- I think it only took me about 10-15 minutes to get it in the oven."
"I've made this several times already. Loved it. So simple and so tasty."
"Easy and delicious. Next time I will add mushrooms and spinach just for a different taste."
"I have made this twice now and had good reviews both times. the last was for a pot-luck and everyone was impressed at the simplicity and ease of making. Thanks.B. Harley"
"Maybe it needed to cook a little longer in your oven? I had to bake mine ten minutes longer than the suggested bake time."
"My pie was runny, What did I do wrong?"
"Great and easy recipe. I brought to an office pot luck and everybody wanted the recipe. I changed up the cheese a little bit. But I think that is easily what's on hand or personal taste."
"Excellent!! Revamped by substituting onions with mushrooms and adding galic salt, feta cheese and onion powder. Don't omit the dijon mustard! Gives it great flavor."
"So good! My husband is not a big fan of zucchini but he loved it. Reheats nicely too."
"Yummy! We made this tonight and it was delicious! I brought it to friend's house for dinner and everyone loved it. I did substitute olive oil for the butter."
"I've been hanging on to this recipe and when my first zucchini came out of the garden, this is what I made! So tasty and everyone just loved it - will be made many times this summer! Would go great with a small salad for a light dinner."
"Sounds wonderful. A definate in my recipe box!"