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Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie

Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie - caribbeangreenliving.com

This Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie isn’t just a dish; it’s a burst of sunshine on your plate! Imagine the vibrant colors of sweet peppers combined with fresh spinach, all nestled in a flaky crust. This recipe is more than delicious; it’s a celebration of spring’s arrival.

Inspired by the beautiful weather, this recipe takes a classic spinach pie and injects it with vibrant colors. Mini sweet peppers are the stars, adding not just visual appeal but a touch of sweetness to complement the earthy spinach.

Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie
Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie

But wait, there’s more! This recipe boasts secret ingredients that elevate the flavor profile to new heights. A touch of nutmeg and Herbes de Provence adds a depth of complexity that will have your taste buds singing.

Don’t be intimidated by fancy pie crusts! This recipe is all about simplicity. We’re using a store-bought pie shell because sometimes convenience is key.

Store-Bought vs. Homemade Pie Crust: Choosing Your Champion

This recipe embraces convenience with a store-bought pie crust. But for those who love a challenge, or want to take their pie to the next level, let’s talk about making your own crust from scratch.

Store-Bought Pie Crust: Convenience Wins

Let’s be honest, sometimes we just don’t have the time or energy to whip up a homemade crust. Store-bought pie crusts are a lifesaver, offering a perfectly good base for your delicious filling. They’re readily available, often at a reasonable price, and require zero prep time.

Homemade Pie Crust: The Reward of Effort

There’s a certain satisfaction that comes from making your own pie crust. You get to control the ingredients, using high-quality butter for the ultimate flaky texture. The process itself can be therapeutic, a fun way to get hands-on in the kitchen. Plus, a homemade crust can elevate your pie to new heights of flavor and texture.

The Bottom Line: It’s All About You!

This recipe is designed to be fuss-free, so a store-bought crust is perfectly acceptable. But if you’re feeling adventurous and have the time, making your own crust can be a rewarding experience. Whichever path you choose, the vibrant flavors and creamy texture of this Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie will surely shine through!

Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie - caribbeangreenliving.com
Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie

Here’s what makes this pie so special:

  • Simple and Easy: A handful of ingredients, readily available in your pantry or fridge, come together to create a masterpiece.
  • Secret Weapon Flavors: Nutmeg and Herbes de Provence add a touch of magic to the filling, enhancing the cheese and balancing the slight bitterness of the spinach.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Enjoy this pie for a healthy meal, a delightful appetizer, or a festive addition to brunches and holidays.

The ingredients for the Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie

The recipe calls for a store-bought 9-inch pie crust for convenience.

For the filling, you’ll need:

  • Fresh spinach: Two small bunches or a pre-packaged 8-ounce bag.
  • Butter: The amount isn’t specified, but it’s likely used for sauteing the vegetables.
  • Garlic clove: Just one clove is needed to add a savory kick.
  • Mini sweet peppers: These colorful little peppers add sweetness and vibrancy to the dish.
  • Onion: One onion will provide a base of flavor.
  • Herbes de Provence: This fragrant French herb blend adds a touch of complexity.
  • Eggs: The recipe doesn’t specify how many, but they’ll be used to bind the filling together.
  • Heavy cream: Another unspecified amount, likely used to create a creamy texture in the filling.
  • Parmesan cheese: Adds a salty and nutty flavor.
  • Nutmeg: Just a dash of nutmeg is a secret ingredient that enhances the overall flavor profile.
  • Salt and pepper: To taste and season the filling.

A pinch or dash of nutmeg does wonders for this pie filling. It helps bring out the flavors of the cheese that surround the slight bitterness of the spinach. The sweet peppers absorb that flavor and create a distinctive taste that only brings a smile to my face.

As far as spinach pies go, this is a great way to make one. The recipe is simple, with only a few ingredients that are easy to come by wherever you live. The taste is also exceptional, and there’s no denying that this dish can serve as a deliciously healthy meal or a lovely appetizer for guests.

Perfect Pairings for your Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie

This delightful Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie shines on its own, but the perfect pairing can elevate the entire dining experience. Here are some ideas to consider:

For a Light and Fresh Meal:

  • A Simple Salad: A crisp green salad with a light vinaigrette dressing complements the richness of the pie without overpowering it. Consider adding seasonal fruits like sliced strawberries or a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds for extra vibrancy.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Roasting vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, or asparagus brings out their natural sweetness and pairs beautifully with the savory pie. A drizzle of olive oil, herbs, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper is all you need for a delicious side dish.

For a Heartier Option:

  • Creamy Soup: A bowl of creamy tomato soup or a light potato leek soup adds a comforting touch to the meal. The contrasting textures and temperatures create a delightful dining experience.
  • Quinoa or Brown Rice: These whole grains offer a healthy and filling base to complement the pie. You can dress them up with a simple herb vinaigrette or roasted vegetables for extra flavor.

Don’t Forget the Drinks!

  • Sparkling Wine or Rosé: The bright acidity of a sparkling wine or rosé cuts through the richness of the pie and cleanses the palate between bites.
  • Light Beer: A light beer, like a pilsner or wheat beer, pairs well with the savory flavors of the pie.

Taking it Up a Notch:

  • Dollop of Greek Yogurt: A dollop of plain Greek yogurt adds a cool and tangy counterpoint to the richness of the pie. For an extra flavor boost, drizzle the yogurt with a touch of olive oil and sprinkle with fresh herbs.
  • Spicy Mayo: For those who like a little heat, a drizzle of spicy mayonnaise adds a surprising kick to the pie. It’s a fun and unexpected flavor combination that will tantalize your taste buds.

No matter what pairing you choose, this Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

This pie is also perfect for the holidays and brunch. This wholesome, no-fuss recipe is great when you want to cook something but don’t want to put too much effort into it. These ingredients are perfect for each other, creating the perfect harmony of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds.

Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie - caribbeangreenliving.com

Spinach and Sweet Peppers Pie

This is a wholesome, no-fuss recipe that is great for the times when you want to cook something but don't want to put too much effort into it
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Appetizers and Snacks, Brunch
Servings 8
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pie shell 9-inch store-bought pie shell
  • 2 small bunches of fresh spinach or 8 oz. bag
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup mini sweet peppers chopped or sliced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Dash grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the spinach to remove any dirt. Cook for 5 minutes over medium to low heat in a large saucepan filled with water and 2 pinches of salt. Drain and chop spinach, place in bowl and set aside.
  • In a skillet, add butter to melt. Add garlic, peppers, onion, herbes de Provence and cook over low heat for about 3 minutes stirring. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Mix the peppers mixture with the spinach and set aside
  • In a separate bowl, mix the beaten eggs, heavy cream, cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  • Mix together spinach and peppers mixture with eggs mixture. Pour the final mixture onto prepared pie shell. Sprinkle with Parmesan and cook on a 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes or until set and golden. Remove from oven and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 224mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1546IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Originally published on March 1, 2016. Revised and Updated on December 3, 2022, and again on April 28, 2024.

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