Crustless Zucchini Pie

Crustless Zucchini Pie is easy and healthy zucchini quiche recipe with corn tortillas, shredded zucchini and homemade enchilada sauce. | ifoodreal.com

I got it all figured out for you, guys, when it comes to corn tortillas in this light and summery crustless zucchini pie (also try my crustless zucchini quiche with a tiny bit of spelt or whole wheat flour). Ready?! Nutritional facts of corn tortillas are similar to whole wheat tortillas. Shocking? I know! I’ve been missing out on these guys for the last 13 years. In a comparison based on calories, fat and ingredients list of whole wheat tortilla vs. corn, corn wins. Even a shorter list of ingredients makes sense, real food = corn and water.

Crustless Zucchini Quiche with traditional Enchilada ingredients: taco shells, cheese & homemade enchilada sauce. Quiche without crust or guilt. | ifoodreal.com

So, feeling completely enlightened by the discovery, I quickly put leftovers together and made crustless zucchini pie. I had some drying out corn tortillas, mom’s jarred peppers in a tomato sauce, a carton of egg whites with a lost lid and cheese from making black bean quinoa casserole. Doesn’t it ever happen to you – a little bit of this, a little bit of that?! I always make soup, casserole or quiche with leftovers.:)

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Crustless Zucchini Pie is easy and healthy zucchini quiche recipe with corn tortillas, shredded zucchini and homemade enchilada sauce. | ifoodreal.com

I love mixing and “dumping”part…

Crustless Zucchini Pie is easy and healthy zucchini quiche recipe with corn tortillas, shredded zucchini and homemade enchilada sauce. | ifoodreal.com

Do not worry about the liquid. It will get absorbed by tortillas and eggs. I was concerned for a second but I made the quiche twice and both times it came out nicely.

Crustless Zucchini Pie is easy and healthy zucchini quiche recipe with corn tortillas, shredded zucchini and homemade enchilada sauce. | ifoodreal.com

Just like this, pie lifts off the pie dish. Of course, you have to spray it with cooking spray before baking.

Crustless Zucchini Pie is easy and healthy zucchini quiche recipe with corn tortillas, shredded zucchini and homemade enchilada sauce. | ifoodreal.com

The ingredients of crustless zucchini pie are very basic – zucchini, eggs, corn tortillas, cheese, cilantro and enchilada sauce. I had a hard time finding regular/unhealthy enchilada sauce with MSG and even harder time the all natural one. Organic is a dream! If you are in the US, I have a feeling your life will be easier than mine. If not, no worries, just quickly make your own. The recipe is included.

If you love enchiladas, you will love this crustless quiche! Juicy, meaty, with a distinct taste of corn baked in enchilada sauce and cheese. Just like enchiladas but much easier. I assume you could easily add a cup of shredded chicken or just make my Chicken Zucchini Casserole enchiladas, or Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas another time.

Crustless Zucchini Pie is easy and healthy zucchini quiche recipe with corn tortillas, shredded zucchini and homemade enchilada sauce. | ifoodreal.com

Also I have to mention, second time I forgot to add cilantro before baking and just sprinkled it on top of the pie after it was done (that obviously happened after the photo shoot). First time I added parsley to the batter and I like both ways equally. Just to give you a room for ideas.

Crustless Zucchini Pie is easy and healthy zucchini quiche recipe with corn tortillas, shredded zucchini and homemade enchilada sauce. | ifoodreal.com

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Crustless Zucchini Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini, measured after liquid squeezed out (3 medium zucchini)
  • 5 corn tortillas, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Tex Mex (cheddar) cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cilantro or parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce, all natural or homemade
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Homemade Enchilada Sauce:

Instructions

  1. If making enchilada sauce, in a small sauce pan on medium heat add oil, onion and garlic. Saute stirring frequently for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, cumin and chili powder, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with egg whites until foamy. Add zucchini, enchilada sauce, tortillas, 1.25 cup cheese, cilantro or parsley and mix to combine. Spray 9″ pie baking dish with cooking spray, transfer mixture into it, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bake for 40 minutes or until the liquid has disappeared, the cheese on top browned or the knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool until warm or cold before slicing. Serve warm or cold.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat in a microwave or in the oven at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 10 slices

Amount Per Serving = 1 slice:
Calories: 118.6
Total Fat: 5.6 g
Cholesterol: 50.8 mg
Sodium: 205.9 mg
Total Carbs: 10.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
Protein: 7.7 g
WW Points+: 3

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15 comments on “Crustless Zucchini Pie

  1. This was even better than expected! I used my spiralizer on the zucchini instead of shredding, which gave the quiche some texture. I also used your homemade enchilada sauce recipe, which was so easy and much healthier than the pre-made kind. Next time, I’ll add some more veggies, perhaps green peppers or spinach. Definitely making this again.

    1. Well, if you add 2 more eggs, it will work. Will be more of a frittata. Also you can try to substitute cheese with Daiya. It is widely available in North America.

        1. Great! Yeah, I first saw Daiya at the Vancouver food show and was really impressed with its ingredients, taste and the ability to melt like a dairy cheese.

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