My mom's famous spinach pie is an easy crowd pleaser! It's cheesy and delicious, but still chock full of healthy greens! #dinner #cleaneats @danielleomar

Mom’s Famous Spinach Pie

My mom's famous spinach pie is an easy crowd pleaser! It's cheesy and delicious, but still chock full of healthy greens! #dinner #cleaneats @danielleomar

My mom is known for whipping up a tasty meal, given very little lead time or ingredients. Back in the days when I was living off peanut butter sandwiches for dinner, I could show up at her house, no matter the time, and be guaranteed a home cooked meal. Even today, having “nothing in the house” to me is a full pantry of opportunity for my mom.

Since I’m kind of an anti-baker the idea of a spinach pie is pretty daunting. For my mom, it’s a no-brainer. She can have it mixed up and in the oven baking before I can even gather up all the ingredients. I definitely did not inherit her oven skills, I’m a stovetop cook all the way. And pie crust? No thank you.

She has made this pie for pretty much every occasion under the sun. Parties, pot-lucks, showers, card games, supper clubs, meet-ups, Sunday night dinners — this spinach pie has gotten around and it’s always a hit.

My mom's famous spinach pie is an easy crowd pleaser! It's cheesy and delicious, but still chock full of healthy greens! #dinner #cleaneats @danielleomar

Over the last 20 years I’ve gotten more confident in the kitchen. You might even say I have mastered this spinach pie. Although I still get nervous around the whole pie crust business, the preparation is really quite simple. Frozen spinach, eggs, a few different types of cheese, and some fresh herbs are really all it takes. For this particular spinach pie I used fresh goat cheese — that I actually made myself! My sister and I took a cheese making class last weekend at Georges Mill Farm so I could not resist throwing some fresh goat cheese into the mix. You see, I’ve come a long way.

My mom's famous spinach pie is an easy crowd pleaser! It's cheesy and delicious, but still chock full of healthy greens! #dinner #cleaneats @danielleomar

I actually made this pie for the Recipe Redux challenge this month, which is all about baking up glorious summer pies with a healthy twist, either sweet or savory. I think this pie sits squarely on the fence between a decadent slice of heaven and a healthy serving of greens, don’t you?

Oh, and if you love pie, click the little blue box under the recipe below and you will find a ton of healthy and delicious pie recipes to pin for later.

Happy Baking!

Mom’s Famous Spinach Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 scallions, chopped
  • Sea Salt and Pepper
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Prepared pie crust (or make your own if you have the skills!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Defrost spinach and drain completely.
  3. Saute chopped scallions in butter.
  4. Combine spinach, cheese, eggs, scallions, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Place prepared pie crust in bottom layer of a pie plate.
  6. Add spinach and cheese mixture to pie.
  7. Grate fresh nutmeg over mixture.
  8. Add top layer pie crust and pinch pie closed. Brush with egg or milk.
  9. Bake at 375 for 40-45 mins.
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20 replies
  1. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says:

    im not a pie person, but I love spinach pie. Never made it with actual pie crust though. Usually I use layers of phyllo dough, although that is way more time intensive so I think I need to try the prepared pie crust out! And so jealous you can now make your own goat cheese – that’s my fave!

  2. Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition
    Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition says:

    Wowowow! So impressed with your new skill of making goat cheese! Can I come over next time you plan on making this pie?! My Mom and I are the only one’s in our family that like spinach pie, so she may invite herself over too 😉

  3. Danielle Omar
    Danielle Omar says:

    haha..it’s actually a lot easier than it sounds! We made a few cheeses using goat milk, mozarella and ricotta — who knew you could make any type of cheese from goat milk! You and your mom are both welcome any time!

  4. Jenny Shea Rawn
    Jenny Shea Rawn says:

    Am with you on the pie crust – no patience for that! Though I wish I did. This looks so savory and yummy. How fun that you took a cheese making class with your sister. Nothing better than fresh, homemade cheese. Pinning for later!

  5. Kim
    Kim says:

    Sounds delish, Danielle! Any recommendations for a prepared crust? What about egg subsitutions…flax eggs?

  6. Linda Richmond
    Linda Richmond says:

    Love this recipe!!! I made this today but only had one pie crust that I was trying to use up. I figured it would be like a quiche. ….I didn’t have boxes of frozen spinach so used one 16 ounce bag of frozen chopped spinach plus most of a box of fresh baby spinach (sautéed with the scallions). That was maybe overkill because it looks like almost solid spinach! I did increase the eggs to 6 six eggs…. I want to try this again soon when I have two pie crusts. I think it would look nicer with the two pie crusts.

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