Spinach And Orzo Pie Recipe

Spinach And Orzo Pie Recipe

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Courses, Pastry, Savory
Cuisine International
Servings 6
Calories 322.8 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 2 cups cooked orzo (about 1 ¼ cup uncooked)
  • 1 ½ cups Tomato Sauce with Herbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 500 g/1 lb spinach leaves, blanched and drained
  • 1 /4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese or any other hard cheese of choice
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • #This dish is an old time favorite, which is very satisfying as well as being very balanced. The spinach, orzo and tomato create a tasty trio. The tomato sauce can be made ahead of time and blended into the orzo when the dish is put together.# Preheat oven to 350 °F / 180 °C
  • In a large bowl combine cooked orzo, egg and milk mixture, 3/4 cup tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese. Spread mixture evenly into an oiled oven-safe glass dish. Next squeeze all water out of spinach and chop coarsely.
  • Mix spinach with ricotta cheese, pine nuts, and nutmeg. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Spoon everything onto orzo mixture, spreading evenly.
  • Then spread remaining tomato sauce on spinach layer. Bake covered for 30 minutes.
  • emove from oven and cover the top of the pie with the shredded cheese. Return to oven and bake uncovered for an additional 6-8 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
  • Allow to rest a few minutes before serving.
Keyword Pasta recipes, Pie recipes, Rice recipes