Italian Vegetable Pie

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Italian vegetable pie is a rustic and flavorful dish that celebrates the bounty of fresh vegetables. This savory pie features a tender crust filled with a medley of red bell peppers, onions, zucchini, and tangy feta cheese. The aromatic basil adds a delightful herbal note. Let’s dive into the details!

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Italian Vegetable Pie

Calories per Serving: 755.00 kcal
Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Macronutrients (per serving):

Carbohydrates: 19.00 g
Protein: 46.00 g
Fat: 67.00 g

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

For the Filling:

  • 1.5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 young zucchini
  • 100 g (3.53 oz) feta cheese
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil
  • Sea salt, pepper

For the Dough:

Cooking Instructions:

Prepare the Dough:

Cut the butter into cubes.

Sift the flour onto a work surface and mix it with the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Beat the egg and add it to the mixture along with 1 tablespoon of cold water.

Knead the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Italian Vegetable Pie

Make the Filling:

Wash and prepare the vegetables. Remove the core and seeds from the bell pepper and cut it into large pieces.

Slice the onion and zucchini.

In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and sauté the bell pepper, onion, and zucchini until golden. Transfer to a bowl.

Rinse and chop the basil. Cut the feta cheese into cubes and add both to the vegetable mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Italian Vegetable Pie

Italian Vegetable Pie

Assemble the Pie:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a circle.

Place the vegetable filling on the dough, leaving the edges free.

Cover the filling with the remaining dough, shaping the pie like a loaf. Pinch the edges.

Grease a rectangular baking dish and carefully transfer the pie to it.

Brush the top with beaten egg.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Let it cool for 10 minutes, then slice into 4 pieces.

Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Garnish with basil leaves if desired.

Italian Vegetable Pie

Italian Vegetable Pie

Italian Vegetable Pie

Handy Tip

Feel free to experiment with other vegetable combinations for the filling: try adding sun-dried tomatoes, olives, or roasted garlic.

Italian Vegetable Pie

By the Way

You can also prepare the Italian vegetable pie using classic yeast-based dough, but this version is quicker and equally delicious.

Italian Vegetable Pie

Enjoy your savory Italian vegetable pie! 🥧🌿🧀

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