This hearty, meat-free pie features roasted butternut squash, Swiss chard and ricotta cheese, all nestled into a flaky Phyllo crust.
- 1 roll (20 sheets) Athens Phyllo®Dough, (9”x14”), thawed
- 3 cups butternut squash, 3/4” diced, roasted
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup onions, diced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 4 cups Swiss chard, cleaned and 1” diced
- 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese, drained
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cooking spray
Thaw one roll of phyllo, following thawing instructions on package. Coat the squash with oil and roast at 375°F for 20 minutes. In a medium sauté pan, heat oil and sauté onions 5 minutes. Add garlic and roasted squash. Sauté for 8 minutes. Add pine nuts and sauté for 2 minutes. Lightly wilt the Swiss chard into the squash mixture. Add ricotta and heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Unroll and cover phyllo sheets with plastic wrap, then a slightly damp towel to prevent drying out. Place one sheet of phyllo on work surface. Lightly coat the entire phyllo sheet with cooking spray. Repeat with four more sheets of phyllo, but do not spray the top layer of phyllo. Repeat with five more sheets. Then layer ten sheets using the same procedure.
Lay one set of the five layered phyllo into the 9″ cake pan. Place the second five layered phyllo set perpendicular to the first set in the bottom of the pan with the remainder of the phyllo hanging over the sides of the pan. Press the phyllo into the edges of the pan, being careful not to crack or split the phyllo dough. Put the warm squash mixture into the phyllo crust. Place the ten layered phyllo set on top the filling. Press the bottom and top phyllo layers together on the rim of the pan. Trim excess phyllo in the shape of the pan. Spray the top of the pie with the cooking spray. Bake in a preheated 375°F. oven for 30 minutes or until the pie is golden brown. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Serving size: 1 slice (160g), Amount per serving: Calories 260, Calories from Fat – 120, Total Fat –14g, Saturated fat – 4.5g, Trans Fat – 0g, Cholesterol –25mg, Sodium – 310mg, Total carbohydrate -27g, Dietary Fiber – 3g, Sugars – 3g, Protein – 10g, Vitamin A – 130%, Vitamin C –2 0%, Calcium – 15%, Iron 8%