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Makeover Sausage & Spinach Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing

Makes

6 servings

Thanks to its flaky crust and savory filling, this sausage and spinach pie is a showstopping entree fit for any time of day. Now that it's lightened up, it's just as delicious as it is good for you! —Carol Haneman, St. Louis, Missouri
Makeover Sausage & Spinach Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen deep-dish pie crust (9 inches)
  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake for 4 minutes. Remove foil; bake 4 minutes longer. Remove from the oven; reduce heat to 375°.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, whisk the egg substitute, spinach, cheeses, pepper and cooked sausage. Pour into crust. Place pie on a baking sheet. Cover edge loosely with foil.
  3. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 282 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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