Spiral Vegetable Ricotta Pie

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Impress friends and family with a gourmet treat!

When a guest walks into a potluck or family gathering with a special dish that looks as if it were hand crafted by a professional chef, everyone remembers, and everyone asks for the recipe. This Spiral Vegetable Ricotta Pie will make people think that it came straight from the display case at your local gourmet grocer, and your friends and family will be truly impressed when you tell them that you made it at home with all natural, clean eating ingredients. And when they bite into it, they’ll applaud you for serving them a savory treat that’s guilt-free!

Luckily, you don’t need a culinary degree to assemble this special dish. Puff pastry makes everything easier, and creates a fabulous presentation that’s always worthy of a dinner party or potluck. You can find whole wheat puff pastry at most whole food grocery stores, for a healthier take on the classic pastry that delivers a hearty dose of fiber, and doesn’t contain the processed, refined ingredients of white puff pastry.

Filling the pie are a multitude of healthy vegetable ingredients. Carrots, zucchini, and eggplant supply your body with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Plus, since this pie is prepared with part skim ricotta cheese, it has all of the creamy goodness you would expect from a cheesy veggie mixture, without the fat and calories. And topping this pie off with a dash of Parmesan and nutmeg gives it the extra flavor it needs to really sing.

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Spiral Vegetable Ricotta Pie

Wow everyone with the amazing presentation and flavors of this creamy and delicious vegetarian pie.
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1 slice
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup parmesan grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg grated
  • 1 round puff pastry dough store-bought (9-inch)
  • 2 zucchini medium, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 3 carrots peeled, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 eggplant thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the ricotta, eggs, half of the Parmesan, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Place the puff pastry on a greased 9-inch baking pan then prick it with a fork.
  • Pour the ricotta mixture on the dough.
  • Make sure that the vegetable slices are of similar height before starting to put them in the pie.
  • Starting from the outer edge, line the pie with the vegetables, one kind per line. Alternate with the other vegetables until you reach the central part.
  • Once the pie is filled up, drizzle or brush the vegetables with extra virgin olive oil then sprinkle with salt, pepper and the remaining Parmesan.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour in the middle rack. If you see that the pie is already brown before 1 hour, take it out of the oven, cover it with an aluminum foil and finish cooking it until the hour ends.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Low-Carb, Vegetarian

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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6 Comments

  1. This is sooo delicious, I have made it for a few Potlucks now and it's ALWAYS a winner!! The cutting up of the veg is a bit time consuming, but other than that it it comes together very easily!!

  2. Made this tonight with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes. It was awesome! Next time I’m going to add thinly sliced onion sections and mushrooms. So yummy and with all the veggies, so good for you.

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