Savory Spinach & Cheese Pie

  • Recipe serves: 8
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Cook Time 40 min
  • Chill Time 30 min


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 12 Tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread
  • 2 1/2 ice water
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
  • 1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 2 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp. water


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in 10 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is size of small peas. Stir in ice water with fork until dough forms. Shape dough into a ball with floured hands; cut off 1/3 of the dough. Flatten both balls into circles. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, microwave remaining 2 tablespoons Spread and garlic in microwave-safe cup at HIGH 20 seconds or until spread is melted; cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°. Arrange baking sheet on lowest rack in oven.
  4. Thoroughly combine ricotta, spinach, eggs, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, salt, pepper and garlic mixture in large bowl; set aside.
  5. Roll larger dough into 11-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Lift and press into 9-inch glass pie plate; fold edges under. Roll remaining dough into 9-1/2-inch circle. Cut into eight 1-inch strips with fluted pizza cutter or knife. Spoon filling into pie shell. Top with 3 dough strips in one direction, then 5 dough strips in the opposite direction over the first strips; press ends into crust edge. Flute edges, if desired. Brush pastry with egg yolk blended with 1 tablespoon water. Arrange pie plate on preheated baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Decrease heat to 375° and bake an additional 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 8 servings Servings Per Container Value Amount Per Serving Nutrient Type
Serving Size 8 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
Calories from Fat 190
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Sodium 550 mg
Total Carbs 21 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 14 g
Calcium 25 %
Iron 10 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Vitamin A 90 %