Because funds are tight this week, I was searching for something cheap, yet yummy, for dinner. I came across this recipe on recipezaar.com and knew I’d try it because I had everything on hand.
Eggs are probably one of the cheapest ingredients you can buy. Without getting into the debate over organic/non-organic eggs, the fact is that you can usually buy a dozen eggs for around a buck. When money is tight, those eggs are easy to stretch to feed a crowd. This is one of those dishes. Plus, it’s incredibly simple and classy enough to serve on Christmas morning or a brunch gathering. (In fact, I liked this so much, I’m planning to make it this weekend when I have house guests.)
Two things to love about this dish: 1.) You probably have all the ingredients on hand. 2.) It literally took 5 minutes to prep.
A few quick notes: The original recipe called for bacon. And while, yes, it would be delicious in this, it’s not a necessity. (Even my carnivorous husband said it’s great without it.) I know the lemon pepper seems like an odd addition, but please, please, please don’t skip it. We didn’t have it, but used a Pampered Chef citrus & basil mix that really made this dish.
Simply delicious spinach pie
2 tbsp. milk (we used cream, cause that’s what I had)
3 roasted garlic cloves, crushed (I omitted, but it would be delicious with it)
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
dash of salt
1 large flour tortilla
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I’m not sure I used this much, I eye-balled it)
3 cups fresh spinach
Mix eggs, milk, garlic, lemon pepper and salt together. Set aside.
Lay flour tortilla in glass pie dish & press gently. It does not need to lay perfectly flat against pie plate.
Sprinkle tortilla with 1/2 cup of cheese, then layer of spinach, then cheese. Repeat as needed.
Pour egg mixture over spinach, being careful not to pour any outside tortilla. (The tortilla will stick if it does, otherwise, you could spray pan before putting tortilla in.)
Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes. A toothpick inserted in center should come out clean.
Use sharp knife to cut into pie slices and serve hot.