This is a quick and easy recipe, using packaged biscuit mix. I once read the side of a Bisquick box, and there was an easy pie (?) recipe that involved throwing cooked veggies and meat in a pie dish, and then pouring runny Bisquick mix over them. I wrote the one recipe down, and reproduced it using my own biscuit "mix" of flour, baking powder, butter, and buttermilk.
That base recipe came in handy for many quick casserole pie dishes, but my family's favorite was what we jokingly called, Torta Spinaci Toscana, (heavy on the accento Italiano). Spinach Pie, à la Tuscany...
I would serve it with garlic bread - buttered, and toasted in the oven with parmesan.
½ cup biscuit mix
¼ cup margarine
1-cup skim milk
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp black pepper
½ cup green onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBS margarine
1 10-oz pkg chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
½ cup ricotta cheese
1. Sauté onion and garlic in margarine for about 3 minutes.
2. Stir in spinach.
3. Pour spinach-onion mixture into greased 9-inch pie plate ( I prefer glass).
4. Spoon ricotta on top.
5. Beat eggs in medium bowl, and add biscuit mix and melted butter.
6. Pour mixture over spinach and ricotta.
7. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes, or until inserted knife comes out clean.
8. Sprinkle with grated parmesan.
9. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Sometimes a sprinkle of nutmeg over the top of the pie (before baking) works well...and optionally, you can add a TBS or two of chopped, cooked italian sausage, well patted or drained.