Bacon & Cheese Pie

By marisa r – vaughan, ON
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Bacon & Cheese Pie
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 60
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About this Recipe

A colourful savoury pie filled with bacon, eggs and veggies, with a crunchy topping. What a great make ahead meal for brunch, lunch,picnic or buffet meal.

Ingredients

1 prepared pie crust
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
5 slices smoked Maple Leaf Bacon, chopped
2 cup frozen spinach, thawed
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp chili flakes
4 extra lg. eggs
1 1/2 cup ricotta
1 tsp each salt and black pepper
2 Pkg grated parmesan cheese
1 Topping Recipe Below
2 tbsp seasoned breadcrumbs
1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Directions


In a large skillet heat oil on med. high heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes, cook until golden in colour.
Add the bacon and cook until browned but not crisp. Add the spinach, salt, pepper and stir, cooking for 5 minutes. Remove from burner and allow to cool to room temperature, while preparing other filling ingredients.
In a med. size bowl using a fork, blend eggs, ricotta and parmesan. Scrape this mixture into the pan with the greens and stir to mix together thoroughly. Taste for seasoning.
Pour this mixture into the prepared pie shell and sprinkle the topping over the filling evenly.
*At this point the pie can be frozen without cooking or filling can be make a day ahead and stored in refrigerator before pouring into unbaked pie shell*
Bake in a preheated 350F for 35-45 min until crust is golden and center does not jiggle.
Allow to rest 5-10min before cutting into wedges.
Serves 6-8 people.

Notes

What a great way to get the family to eat their veggies

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