Low-Carb Cheese and Spinach Pie | Five Minutes Prep!

Low-Carb Cheese and Spinach Pie – Five Minutes Prep!

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This low-carb cheese and spinach pie has quickly become one of my favourite recipes.

In fact, this recipe ticks so many boxes that it’s hard to know where to start.

✔️ Low-carb
✔️ Keto
✔️ High-protein
✔️ Weight Loss
✔️ 5 minute prep time
✔️ Full of vitamins and minerals
✔️ Mega tasty

Finding low-carb vegetarian recipes can be a bit of a chore, especially finding good ones. This one is definitely a keeper.

It’s also suitable for those pursuing the keto diet. When doing keto it’s generally recommended to keep under about 20g-30g carbs a day – one serving of this pie is just 7.5g.

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High-Protein Pie

It’s also super protein-rich! Which is kind of to be expected for something made from eggs and cheese. In fact, it comes in at an incredible 20g per serving.

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This is a super-speedy low-carb pie!

Preparation time is also a huge consideration in this household. If I know I can get a nutritious meal that does just what I want AND have it ready to go in five minutes then I’m absolutely sold.

Honestly, at the end of a long day (or if I’m at home and don’t have long to dedicate to lunch) then sometimes I just want something I can throw together in a few minutes and know that it will turn out satisfying every time.

That’s how this pie rolls.

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Does exactly what it says on the tin

This crustless pie is also a nutrient and vitamin powerhouse. Like, seriously.

Eggs are a great source of all B vitamins, something that vegetarians always need to be on the lookout for.

They’re also high in omega-3, something that is often imbalanced in the Western diet.

As you may expect, spinach is pretty awesome, too. One of the reasons some vegetarians struggle with their iron levels is that they can’t absorb enough – plant-based iron is hard for the body to take up than iron derived from meat.

In fact, vegetarians need an estimated 1.8x more iron than meat-eaters to offset this. Luckily, we can help ourselves in various ways.

By ingesting Vitamin C at the same time, we can increase our absorption rates. Luckily, spinach is also high in Vitamin C and so naturally helps itself to do this.

We can also make sure we don’t drink caffeine at the same time (or within an hour of eating iron-rich foods), as caffeine hinders the absorption process.

Taste is subjective, unless it’s awesome

I jest of course – naturally we all like different foods. In all honesty, I’m only a spinach fan when it’s done right – and this pie does it right. Nutmeg always smoothes out the flavour, and the garlic really adds to the whole.

As I said, this recipe really ticks all the right boxes ✔️

Enjoy it as much as we do 😎

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Low-Carb Spinach and Cheese Pie

This low-carb pie that’s keto-friendly is incredibly tasty – and the best thing – it takes only five minutes to prep! Seriously!
Course Mains
Cuisine Low-carb, Vegetarian
Time 40 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 315kcal

Ingredients

  • 8.8 oz spinach (8.8 oz = 250g) (if frozen, let defrost)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1.5 cup cheddar cheese (1.5 cup = 185g)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ tsp garlic powder (or garlic salt)
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp basil (dried is also fine)
  • 1 tbsp oregano (dried is also fine)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (for greasing the tray)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
  • Beat the eggs in a large bowl.
  • Add the garlic, nutmeg, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Grate the cheese.
  • Give it all a stir then mix in the spinach and cheese.
  • Make sure everything is thoroughly coated in egg and spice mix.
  • Pour into a 9 inch pie tin (grease with a little oil first), spread it evenly and get it in the oven!
  • Slice the tomatoes.
  • After about 20 minutes of cooking, take out the pie and layer the tomatoes on top.
  • Cook for another 15-20 mins.
  • When ready, sprinkle on the basil, oregano and a little more salt and pepper.
  • Done! Serve, and enjoy.

Notes

Thanks go to this Crustless Spinach Cheese Pie recipe for the inspiration! If you’re after more spinachy goodness then make sure you check out these feta-spinach pancakes. So good!!
Here are some more recipes that you may enjoy:
Amazingly delicious Chickpea Pancakes #2 – Caramelized Onion & Feta
Best ever Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna
So healthy and crispy Tortilla Pizza
Mega-tasty Jackfruit Burgers

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Spinach and Cheese Pie
Amount per Serving
Calories
315
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Cholesterol
 
249
mg
83
%
Sodium
 
395
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
627
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
Vitamin A
 
7130
IU
143
%
Vitamin C
 
26
mg
32
%
Calcium
 
424
mg
42
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Dave

From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

14 comments

  1. This is an omelette baked in the oven?

  2. Kerry-Anne Gleeson

    5 stars
    Delicious. Could this be eaten cold for picnic lunch with salads?

  3. Thanks for the recipe. Made it tonight for my roommates.

  4. I think it’s important to point out that the spinach should be *wilted* before mixing in… otherwise it doesn’t quite work and you’ll end up with some very dry spinach leaves sticking out of the pie.

    • Hi Kiki, good point though I’ve never actually wilted the spinach myself! So far found it cooks well enough because it’s mixed around with the egg first anyway. I’ll try wilting it next time to see if it makes a difference :). Thanks for writing!

  5. 5 stars
    Surprisingly happy with this. It looked unimpressive when I was making it but I love it. I used a real clove of grated garlic and half a shredded onion. I’ll probably use an extra egg next time. I’m not sure if the nutritional content changes with the portion sizes but I found that my own calculations put it at a lower carb content as the cheese and eggs are very low. Thanks for this. I haven’t used nutmeg in savoury dishes before but it goes very well.

    • Hi Jennifer, and thank you for writing! Haha yes, it’s an odd-looking recipe but it really comes together. I think I use nutmeg in virtually every recipe I have with spinach – and in nothing else! An extra egg certainly won’t hurt, and real garlic is always good. Guten Appetit!

  6. 5 stars
    I have been low carb for 5 months now and have recently decided to go vegetarian (along with my animal-loving 10-year old daughter). This is one of the first things that I made for us (the boys had fish) and it was delicious. I will admit it looked a little odd as the spinach kind of dried out on top but my husband (after his meal) tried a slice and may have used the word ‘gourmet’. Big big hit!

    • Really happy to hear that!! Yes low-carb as a veggie is a bit more tricky, but definitely possible with the right recipes :). I’m glad you found this one. Yes, the spinach can do that (I think it’s just the no-wilting process, but it saves times) but we don’t mind either 😀

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