Saturday, February 18, 2012

Winter Squash A-Z: Heirloom Zucchini Pie

If you haven't tried or even considered trying any of the squash recipes I have posted this winter so far....let this be the one!  It is so universally appealing and delicious.  I just think it would be the perfect thing for any family dinner or party.  The first time I tried this pie was at my friend Nicole's townhouse.  She was hosting our weekly med wives get together and the Ogglet and I were the only ones in attendance that week.  Well, once I tried this yummy pie I knew I just had to help her eat as much as possible ;-)  It has a mild flavor since the base is Zucchini and is just overflowing with butter which I'm not sure how that can be bad.
So, Nicole got this simple recipe from her mom and we're not sure where her mom got it just that it's been a family favorite of theirs for years.  My sweet friend was kind enough not only to share her family recipe but, to allow me to share it here.  After making it this past weekend I am convinced that it should be in everyone's repertoire.  This is the perfect thing for a side at dinner or a potluck.  It reminds me a little bit of a quiche so, I think it would be perfect for brunch as well.  But, when ever or wherever you make it just get ready for compliments because it is yummy!  

Heirloom Zucchini Pie

4 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 c. butter
2 tbsp parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp basil
2 beaten eggs
2 c. shredded mozzarella
Cook zucchini with butter and onions until softened, then add the rest of the ingredients. Place in pie crust and bake for approximately 25 minutes. 
note:  I actually found that I had to bake for more like 40 minutes but, I did put the pie on a cookie sheet which might have slowed the cook time??? Not sure since I'm not much of a pie baker but, I'm glad I took this step since the pie definitely bubbled over a bit and would have been a big mess in the oven if I hadn't.  

Now, the only part you might have trouble with is believing that Zucchini is a winter squash.  All I know is that I just bought a bunch of Zucchinis and it IS winter!  But, more importantly it starts with Z and I'm thinking this is the only way to properly end this series.  Please, if you've tried any of the squash recipes post a comment and share what you thought of it.  And if not, go make this now!  You won't regret it.


  1. This pie looks yummy! I have one very simular .....been thinking of making one soon...I will have ti try this one! When I do I will certainly share my thoughts with you! Have a wonderful Sunday....NeeCee @

  2. Lovely babe! Let`s follow each other!

  3. I think I'm going to make this tomorrow. I can't wait!!!

    1. Ashley, I'm so glad! Did you end up making it? I'm not sure how I didn't see this sooner because I would have advised you to reduce the butter if desired. It really did seem like a lot of butter. It tasted good but, I've made it and a few more times with less and it was just great! Thanks for taking the time to comment. :-)

    2. Making it again tonight. It's become a family favorite :) Love you friend!!!