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Easy Crustless Italian Spinach Pie Recipe

This Crustless Italian Spinach Pie is one of my family's favorites because of it's savory cheesiness and the pop of flavor with the roasted red peppers.

This is often our Meatless Monday meal since it's such an easy way to get the family to eat vegetarian. I love it because it's easy to mix it all up in one bowl, then pour into the casserole dish and bake. My kids love helping with this one, too!

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Piece of Italian spinach pie on white plate with green salad and tomatoes
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This easy Crustless Italian Spinach Pie is one of our favorite vegetarian or meatless recipes.

The original recipe calls for using a prepared pie crust, but I've always preferred it crustless so the bottom gets cooked enough. Plus, a single pie plate was soon not enough dinner for my growing family of 5.

So, I switched to using a casserole dish. I don't have to worry about it spilling over the sides of the pie plate, and it makes the recipe easy to scale. You can use 1 1/2 or twice the amount of the ingredients if you need more spinach pie!

What's in this quick Italian Spinach Pie?

This egg dish is similar to a quiche but has a different texture because of the cottage cheese. That makes it high in protein! I use lowfat cottage cheese along with regular shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan. Add oregano to three cheese, and we're talking Italian for dinner!

  • eggs
  • lowfat cottage cheese
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • roasted red peppers
  • frozen spinach
  • dried oregano

Yes, just seven ingredients. I love easy recipes like this one. I usually defrost the box of frozen spinach in the microwave, then push it through a colander to drain it.

Eggs spinach red pepper cottage cheese and parmesan in stainless steel bowl with white spatula

Prepping this recipe is easy, but make sure you drain the spinach well, otherwise the pie will come out too “wet.” Same for the jarred roasted red peppers–drain them well so you don't add too much moisture.

Use a large mixing bowl to combine all of the ingredients.

Mixing ingredients in bowl

Then, pour the mixture into a prepared casserole dish. I've used both this Corningware white oval dish and a pyrex 9×12 pan. If you use a larger baking dish, you'll need to check for doneness sooner since the spinach pie will not be as tall.

Baked italian spinach pie in white oval casserole dish

Baking the spinach pie in a casserole dish means you won't get the cute triangular piece of “pie” like a typical quiche. That's okay!

Why Italian Spinach Pie with no crust?

We prefer to make this recipe without a pie crust so we can serve the carbs on the side. Then, whoever is eating carbs can enjoy French bread or breadsticks while others skip them. And I always pair spinach pie with a big green salad to make it a full meal.

Piece of Crustless Italian Spinach Pie on white plate with fork and salad

Printable recipe for Italian spinach pie

Yield: 6

Crustless Italian Spinach Pie

Crustless Italian Spinach Pie

Perfect for a meatless meal, this crustless Italian spinach pie is a favorite with three cheeses.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz container Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  • Pour into greased 9-inch pie plate.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes at 400 degrees or until center is set.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 572mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 20g

    This Italian Spinach Pie recipe is linked up to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts.

    Quick easy spinach pie recipe

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