Chard 'n' Cheese Pie

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PREP TIME

20 min

Makes

6 servings

* PLUS Microwaving Time: 2 minutes, Baking time: 40 minutes
Chard 'n' Cheese Pie

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Salty feta, Swiss chard, green onions and fresh herbs form a symphony of flavours in this simple pie. Serve with a sliced tomato salad for a light supper. For mild flavour, choose chard with pale green stems or for a more robust taste, buy red-stalked chard.


Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard , or 100 oz pkg fresh spinach
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley , optional
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup 3.25% milk , or 10% cream or 18% cream
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180C). Lightly butter a 9 inch (23 cm) pie plate or coat with cooking spray. Wash chard and leave water clinging to leaves. Place in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high just until wilted, from 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover and cool. Using your hands or a kitchen cloth, squeeze out as much moisture as possible and coarsely chop. You should have about 1 cup (250 mL). Thinly slice green onions. Chop and measure out herbs.
  • In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs with milk until blended. Stir in chard, onions and herbs. Stir in feta and 1 cup (250 mL) cheddar. Pour into pie plate and smooth top. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheddar.
  • Bake in centre of oven until top is golden and centre is set when a knife is inserted, from 40 to 45 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 221,
  • Protein
  • 15.1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.2 g,
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 434 mg.

 

This recipe was originally published at Chatelaine.com