Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sausage and Spinach Pie

Sausage and Spinach Pie: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

A pie crust filled with a delicious filling of sausage, cheese and some healthy spinach. Then topped off with another pie crust, baked and served with pizza sauce.

This happens to be one of my mom's recipe that came from who knows where. When she first mentioned the recipe I thought okay, not going to be one of my favorite meals, hopefully my girls will eat it. It could go either way. They love sausage and cheese, but that much spinach, not sure. Turns out my girls liked it, and said they could not taste the spinach that much.

Interestingly, this pie is served with pizza sauce for putting on top. When I heard this I questioned how this would all taste together, but then I tasted it and it worked. It tasted really good all together, so I would suggest not skipping the pizza sauce.

Sausage and Spinach Pie
Ingredients:
5 Italian sausage links
6 eggs
2- 10 ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2/3 cup ricotta cheese
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
pastry for 4 pie crusts
1 tablespoon water

Topping (not included in the nutritional info):
pizza sauce

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375ยบ F. Place two of the pastry crusts into 2- 8 inch pie plates and set aside.

Remove the sausage from the casing and cook in a skillet until completely cooked. Drain any fat.

Separate 1 egg and place the white in a large bowl and place the yolk in a small bowl and reserve for later.

In the large bowl add the remaining 5 eggs, spinach, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir until everything is well mixed. Add in the cooked sausage and stir to mix.

Evenly divide the filling between the two pie crusts spread the filling into an even layer. Place the remaining 2 pastry crusts on top of both fillings. Press the edges together and then flute the edges. Cut a slit in the top of each pie, for steam to escape.

Add the 1 tablespoon to the reserved egg yolk and combine well. Brush this mixture over both pies crusts.

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until the crust is browned and filling is set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before cutting and serving. Serve with warmed pizza sauce.

Enjoy!!!

Notes:
You can use store bought refrigerated or frozen pie crust or homemade.

Nutrition Facts
Serves: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 604
Total Fat
38.9g
Saturated Fat
16.7g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2.4g
Monounsaturated Fat
10.9g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
180.4g
Sodium
987.8g
Potassium
79.7g
Total Carbohydrates
43.6g
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
19g
Vitamin A 42.5% Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 23.1% Iron 8.7%
*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.

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