Spicy Southern Tomato and Spinach Pie

Spicy Southern Tomato and Spinach Pie

Spicy Southern Tomato and Spinach Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust I used this recipe for traditional pie crust, but you can use a whole wheat, vegan, or gluten-free recipe
  • 4 to matoes chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6-8 oz. baby spinach
  • salt pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce such as Frank’s

Instructions

  • Blind bake the pie crust at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes, or until just starting to brown using pie weights or beans.
  • Chop the tomatoes and place in a colander in the sink sprinkled with a bit of salt, to allow liquid to drain.
  • Meanwhile, saute onion in oil in a medium skillet on medium high until browned (2-3 minutes). Add spinach and turn the heat to medium- saute until wilted and most of the liquid has evaporated (5-7 minutes). Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.
  • Meanwhile, mix together mayonnaise, mozzarella, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl.
  • Pat tomatoes dry with a paper towel and add to spinach mixture.
  • Spread the spinach mixture in the half baked pie crust and top with mayo mixture.
  • Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.
  • Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting into the pie.