Spinach and Ricotta Pie

Spinach and Ricotta Pie is a classic pizza pie, a whole meal pizza pie enclosing a filling of garlic, spinach, ricotta cheese, cheese and sultanas, baked and served warm.

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Did you know that the Italian word pizza actually means a pie? Some classic versions of pizzas have double crusts, are topped and baked similar to pies in large tins, and sliced for serving.

The spinach and ricotta pie is a classic whole meal pizza pie of this genre, with an interesting filling of garlic, spinach, ricotta cheese, and sultanas. You can prepare this recipe ahead of time, but remember to warm it before serving.

You might also want to indulge in other Italian recipes like Baked Canneloni with Pomodoro Sauce and Pumpkin Gnocchi Florentine .

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Spinach and Ricotta Pie recipe - How to make Spinach and Ricotta Pie

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Crust
1/2 recipe wholemeal pizza base

For The Filling
2 cups finely chopped spinach (palak)
1 cup ricotta cheese or paneer (cottage cheese)
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 garlic (lehsun) cloves , chopped
1 tbsp raisins (kismis)
1/2 cup grated processed cheese
1/4 cup milk
a pinch of nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and to taste

For Glazing
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the onion till it turns translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté for one minute.
  3. Add the spinach and sauté for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add the ricotta cheese, raisins, cheese and milk and mix well. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Roll the dough into 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle.
  2. Press the circle into a pie dish and prick with a fork on the bottom and sides.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Pour the filling over the baked pie and spread it evenly over it.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and glaze with the butter.
  7. Cut into wedges and serve hot


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy331 cal
Protein7.7 g
Carbohydrates21.4 g
Fiber1 g
Fat14.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A2108.3 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C10.6 mg
Folic Acid43.4 mcg
Calcium192.2 mg
Iron1.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium92.8 mg
Potassium126.1 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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Spinach and Ricotta Pie
 on 10 May 16 08:55 AM

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Tarla Dalal    Hi Alma, Thank you for your review. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
12 May 16 02:17 PM
Spinach And Ricotta Pie
 on 17 Feb 11 09:27 PM

Just delicious...all the flavours blend well ..great with a bowl of hot soup.