Friday, August 16, 2019

Summer Zucchini Pie

What is creamy, cheesy, crunchy, healthy and comfort foody, made with fresh Zucchini, basil, garlic and onion? The answer is, this delicious Summer Zucchini Pie.

 Its that time of year again; Zucchini is coming out of the garden in abundance, and I am trying to use it up as quickly as the garden spits it out.  I always like to have all of my garden vegetable recipes at hand this time of year, to stay on top of all of those wonderful, fresh, veggies.

This is a recipe that I have made over and over this summer; it is so delicious, and easy to throw together, and works nicely as a main dish or side dish. It is also low in calorie, but a very satisfying  comfort food;  You can eat healthy, but have your comfort food and eat it too right?

Slice the Zucchini moderately thin.

Layer it in the bottom of a prepared dish.

Top with thinly sliced onion.

Sprinkle with half of the cheese.

Repeat all three layers.

Pour egg mixture evenly over the top.

Sprinkle with bread crumbs.

Drizzle with butter.

Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.

Cool 5- 10 minutes and slice into servings.

Serves 8


Approximately 188 calories per slice.

Summer Zucchini Pie
2 large Zucchini sliced thin
1 large onion sliced thin
2-3 cloves garlic 
2 cups grated cheese (Mozerella, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Parmesan or any combination of these I've been using Trader Jo's light cheeses, to keep the calories low)
3 eggs 
3/4 cup milk of choice (I use almond milk)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter
6-7 Fresh Basil leaves or 1 tsp dried
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Prepare a 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Slice Zucchini and onion and set to the side.
  4. Place eggs, milk, garlic, basil, salt and pepper into a blender and blend together, then set to the side.
  5. Layer as follows: Zucchini, onion, cheese, Zucchini, onion cheese.
  6. Pour egg mixture evenly over all.
  7. Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over top.
  8. Drizzle with butter. 
  9. Bake at 350 for 50 -60 minutes, until top is lightly browned and pie is set. 
  10. Slice, serve and enjoy
 Serves 8
Approx 188 calories per slice.


  1. Looks delicious Pam! I will be making this up very soon as we both know its zucchini time :)
    Love this all in one vegetable dish! Hugs, Roxy

  2. Thanks,Rox. I know you're going to love it. Hugs to all.

  3. This looks really good! It reminds me a little bit of Ratatouille the recipe, as well as, a yummy quiche. I need to make this soon! If only I could use some of your delicious zucchini rather than store bought..... Love you! Mwahhh!!

  4. This looks really good! It reminds me a little bit of Ratatouille the recipe, as well as, a yummy quiche When Did Pontiac Go Out of Business

    1. Thanks for the comment, Elvina. I agree, it reminds me a little of Ratatouille too. Its a yummy one.