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Savory Spinach Pie Recipe
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Savory Spinach Pie Recipe

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Even those who aren't morning people will break into smiles when they taste this super spinach pie. Serves with cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit, it will surely get your day off to a sunny start!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 327 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 542 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter. Remove from the heat; stir in spinach, salt and nutmeg.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, cream, cheese and eggs. Stir in spinach mixture. Pour into pastry shell.
  3. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Savory Spinach Pie in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p11

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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2014

"Very bland and really needs some punch. Nutmeg seems out of place. There are many others out there that can satisfy."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"I am rarely disappointed by a TOH recipe. This was very bland. I wish I had followed my instincts and added bacon."

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"The nutmeg was an odd taste for me so next time I would omit it and use garlic in place."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"Very, very good! The fact that my picky husband ate 3 slices pretty much answered my question, "Do you like it?" I did only use an 1/8 tsp of the nutmeg, because I wasn't sure I'd like the taste, but I'll use 1/4 tsp next time (and there will be a next time!). I had canadian bacon to use up, so I finely dices about 3 ounces. It wasn't a lot of meat, but just enough. Next time I'll maybe try bacon or ham or whatever I have, but not too much to take away from the wonderful spinach and cheese flavor. I'm glad I found this in one of my oldest TOH cookbooks!"

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