this post was updated on January 24, 2023
Keto Spinach Pie is a low-carb, keto-friendly recipe filled with
protein-packed cottage cheese and protein-rich eggs!
It’s a simple side dish recipe you can make for an easy weeknight dinner!
You will love this post if you are looking for yummy low-carb eff recipes, you need a low-carb cheese side dish, or you just really love crustless quiche.
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What is Keto Spinach Pie?
This is an old recipe my mom used to make for us when we were growing up and it was one of our favorite things she made!
If you’ve heard of spanakopita, people often think this is what Spinach Pie is.
Traditional Spanikoptia has feta cheese, ricotta cheese, and a spinach mixture usually wrapped in phyllo dough.
While it could be a feta pie, it’s not…
This recipe does not have any cream cheese, pie crust, almond flour, no fresh spinach, or herbs like fresh dill!
It’s one of those low-carb egg recipes you will love as a main dish, a low carb side dish, or a breakfast bake!
As I started cooking on my own, I realized what a great meal prep breakfast idea this is, and would make it in muffin cups.
It’s a great way to start the morning when you are on a weight loss journey or you don’t want to raise your blood sugars at the first of the day.
The protein-packed, low-carb diet-friendly recipe is a simple dish you will make over and over!
This quick and easy low-carb recipe idea is filled with thawed frozen chopped spinach, eggs, cottage cheese, and cheddar cheese.
You can make it in muffin cups, freezing for a quick morning breakfast for later.
Serve it for brunch on the weekends.
Or, serve it as a side dish to any meal prep grilled chicken recipe idea.
How to Make Keto Spinach Pie
The original recipe is a few simple ingredients:
- Cottage Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
You could use all different types of cheese — I prefer cheddar, but this is a recipe where if you have a little bit of a bunch of cheese left in your fridge (from a cheeseboard!), go ahead and shred it up into this low carb spinach pie.
Gruyere cheese gives a nice nutty bite to the delicious spinach recipe.
Parmesan cheese is a great addition to the entire crustless pie or sprinkled on the bottom of the baking dish for an extra crispy base.
This recipe calls for frozen spinach, well, frozen chopped spinach. While many people have asked if they could use fresh spinach I’ve never tried the recipe that way.
You would need boxes and boxes of fresh spinach to get the same amount as what’s in a box of frozen spinach! And, it’s already chopped for you…
To a large bowl, you’ll add your eggs, cottage cheese, preferred cheese, salt, and pepper. Use a whisk to mix everything very well, making sure the eggs are well-beaten.
Spinach has a very high water content, it’s an important step to dry the spinach before adding it to your egg mixture.
I’ll take a handful, and squeeze it between my hands releasing all the liquid. Then, just toss the dried spinach into the large mixing bowl with the eggs and cheese.
When you’ve added the spinach it will be in large clumps, and you’ll need to stir the entire mixture very well to break up those clumps.
Combine the spinach with the creamy egg and cheese mixture.
Baking this Delicious Savory Pie
After you have mixed your ingredients really well, and it looks like a tie-dyed green and cheesy mess, it’s time to bake this crustless spinach cheese pie!
I prefer to make mine on a pie plate, but you can use any baking dish you’d like! I’ve even used a quarter sheet pan, and the edges get so crispy that way! Yum.
Baking Dishes Your Could Use:
Standard Pie Tin – use a pie pan or pie dish you have.
Shallow Baking Dish – like a quarter sheet pan, or half sheet pan if you’re making this for a crowd.
Large Skillet – use an oven-safe skillet if you’re making this for breakfast!
Casserole Dish – this recipe does well in an 8×8 baking dish, but double it, and you’ll need a 9×13 casserole dish.
To the bottom of your pan use either olive oil, butter, or cooking spray to make sure nothing sticks. We are baking eggs, and they’re notorious for sticking to baking dishes.
If you’re worried about the recipe sticking, line your baking dish with parchment paper. Let the paper come up the sides of the pan so you can just lift it right out, and slice it into pieces.
In a preheated oven, bake at 350˚ for 30-45 minutes, depending on how thin or thick your baking dish is. You want the Keto Spinach Pie to be golden brown all around, and not jiggly in the center.
This is one of my favorite keto egg recipes for a lot of reasons!
Mainly, it’s a great meal-prep idea. You can make this on a Monday and eat it as a side dish with dinner. The next morning you have breakfast! Top it with salsa and red pepper flakes for a great breakfast taco bowl.
WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH KETO SPINACH PIE?
WHAT KITCHEN TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE KETO SPINACH PIE?
I remember my mom taking this over and over to people who had moved, had a baby, someone died, etc. This is her go-to dish!
Depending on your family, you can adjust the recipe. My older brother begs for more cheese. I beg for more spinach. I don’t like eggs — so, I use as few as possible!
Other keto spinach pie makers have substituted cottage cheese for cream cheese, and added mushrooms or onions into it. Others have added all kinds of veggies to use up with what they have in their fridge! Some people have used 12 eggs so the recipes will bake in a 9×13 baking dish, and you can serve twice as many.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is spinach good for keto?
They are one of the best vegetables you can eat on a keto diet! They’re filled with iron and are low in carbohydrates.
How healthy is spinach pie?
This recipe is extremely low in carbs and high in protein and fat. Traditional greek spinach pie is also a relatively healthy option.
Other Keto Recipes You Should Try:
Cream-Roasted Cauliflower – this is an incredibly easy recipe! It’s ranch-dusted cauliflower that is roasted in heavy cream, then topped with cheese!
Italian Keto Chicken Bake – this uses Italian Pimento Cheese! It’s all the Italian cheese with some sun-dried tomatoes and herbs that make it delightful! This is a great main course option to serve with this delicious savoury pie!
Keto Shrimp Recipes – these are the shrimp recipes you need to try if you’re on the low carb diet.
This is a great recipe for the whole family! It freezes beautifully and is on regular rotation for freezer meals in my home.
Check out these nutrition facts if you’re interested. One serving packs a huge 41.2 grams of protein! Talk about a great way to boost your protein intake!
Save this recipe to your favorite Low Carb/Keto board on Pinterest!
- 12 ounces frozen, chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed dry)
- 1, 16-ounce container of cottage cheese
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 10 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp House Seasoning
- Red Pepper Flakes, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375˚
- Squeeze water from thawed chopped spinach.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine spinach, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, eggs, and house season.
- Pour into baking dish (quarter sheet pan works well!) and bake 45 minutes at 350˚, or until set in the center and golden brown on top.
- Serving Size: 8g
- Calories: 344
- Sodium: 1540
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 8.4g
- Carbohydrates: 6.9g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Protein: 41.2g
- Cholesterol: 161mg
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