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Tuscan Spinach Torta

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Tuscan Spinach Torta
Take Italian Night to The Next Level with Pillsbury's Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Kit
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8
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Looking for an egg dish? Serve your family, this spinach mixture and cheese spooned into baked shell sprinkled with nuts. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.
Updated Aug 27, 2010
Bake-Off® Contest 36, 1994
Bake-Off® Contest 36, 1994
Kathy Lee
Valley Center, California

Ingredients

Crust

Filling

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, regular butter or margarine
  • 1 (9-oz.) pkg. frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain*
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes without oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 oz. (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, lightly toasted**

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. Prepare pie crust as directed on package for one-crust baked shell using 10-inch springform pan or 9-inch glass pie pan. Spread mustard over bottom of crust. Bake at 450°F. for 9 to 11 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add spinach, onion and tomatoes; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic powder and salt; mix well.
  • 3
    Beat eggs in large bowl until well blended. Add spinach mixture and cheese; mix well. Spoon filling evenly into partially baked shell. Sprinkle pine nuts evenly over top, pressing in slightly.
  • 4
    Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until filling and pine nuts are golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

300 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 13g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
130mg
44%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
2g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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