This quiche-like Zucchini Pie Recipe is perfect for a meatless Monday dinner or a weekend brunch.
When zucchini is in season, I often go overboard making any and everything I can with zucchini – Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, Zucchini Pizza Crust, and Cheesy Zucchini Rice. I absolutely love using zucchini in dishes in the kitchen. This year, I made a Zucchini Pie and since zucchini “season” I’ve made it three times. It’s SO GOOD that I eat it for days on end! Sometimes I make it and don’t share it with my family, it’s THAT good!
Zucchini is part of the squash family and full of good nutrients and vitamins which make this pie a healthy and filling choice. Plus if you eat this zucchini pie for breakfast, you’re already adding a serving of vegetables to your daily diet! And that’s certainly a win-win situation!
While I like to use home-made pie crust, you can always use a pre-made, store bought pie crust and will have similar results. If you have a simple food processor, I encourage you to try your hand at homemade pie crust. It’s quite simple and literally takes longer to wash the food processor than to make the crust in it.
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1-1/3 cup flour, plus extra
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter cut into cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
3-5 tablespoons water
4 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1/2 cup sliced onion
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
To Make the Crust
- Add flour, butter and salt to a food processor. Process for 5 seconds until small chunks form.
- Add 3 tablespoons of water, processing after each addition of water. You may need to add additional water, but do so, 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Your dough will be done when it begins to form a ball. Remove it from the food processor, and wrap it in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
- Roll dough onto a floured surface until 1/4" thick and place into a pie plate. Trim edges and return crust to the refrigerator while preparing filling.
To Make Filling
- Preheat oven to 400.
- In a skillet, add zucchini, onion and butter. Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes until onion is tender and zucchini is soft. Let cool for a few minutes.
- In a bowl, beat eggs, and seasonings together. Stir in cheese and add the zucchini mixture.
- Pour into prepared pie crust and bake for 35-40 minutes or until done. (Center comes out clean when a knife is inserted in the center)
- Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 8 slices and serving.