Friday, January 9, 2009

Recipe Fun Friday -- Ham and Spinach Pie

I'm sorry, but I forgot to take a picture.  I really thought I had.  Anyway, I found this recipe in our local paper, and it has been a favorite ever since.  It is fairly easy to make, although the contents of the pie crust do tend to run over a little bit, and it does take longer to cook than the recipe states.  

Ham and Spinach Pie
9 inch frozen deep dish pie shell
8 oz package diced, lean ham 
10 oz package frozen creamed spinach, defrosted
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese
4 eggs, beaten
1 pinch grated nutmeg 
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 350*.  Throw everything into the same bowl, and pour the mixture into the pie crust.  Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, but as I said before, it will take more like an hour.

There are a couple of variations on this recipe, but I have not tried them.  You may substitute creamed corn or broccoli in cream sauce for the spinach, and/or Cheddar cheese for the mozzarella.

This recipe is a family favorite.  When I tell John that we are having this, he actually sounds excited about supper.  I like the fact that it has spinach in it because we all get a good dose of vegetables without a fight.  I used leftover Christmas ham last week to make it.  Usually, I pair this dish with some kind of bread.

What recipe would you like to share this week?  Leave a link, and join the fun!

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Marva said...

Hi Nikki! This sounds wonderful! I love all of the ingredients. My boys (at least the John (hubby) and Mason (Monkey) would not touch it beacuse of the spinach.

I might just make it for me and Little John (Tiger)though!

Thanks for the recipe!


MyKidsMom said...

Would you believe it if I told you that I got a little mixed up and thought today was Thursday instead of Friday? I'm afraid it's the only excuse I have.:) I think my meds are making me a little foggy-headed. So I will try to post a recipe either later tonight or tomorrow.

Have you shared this recipe before? It seems really familiar. Or maybe you just mentioned you made it for a get-together with friends or such. Anyway, you're smart to sneak in the spinach while your kids are young. Sounds yummy!

Angela said...

I made Shrimp and Broccoli Alfredo. Very simple and quite excellent!