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Easy Zucchini Ham Pie with Mozzarella (low carb)

Easy Zucchini Ham Pie with Mozzarella (low carb)

Some dishes are made out of necessity, when I just make something with ingredients I have left because I don’t feel like grocery shopping. This is a dish like that.

I often have zucchini in my fridge as it’s super versatile. And I always like dishes made in the oven as it’s easy to prepare ahead of time. This dish really came together as an experiment because I didn’t want to eat carbs after going to the gym (which I still dislike) that day. I used the dish to accompany a piece of good grilled duck breast. You could just add whatever you like or make a bigger portion as a full meal. You could even use the recipe as the filling of a quiche (although that would mean it’s not low carb anymore).

ingredients zucchini pie

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 1 zucchini (or 2 small ones)
  • 1 ball (buffalo) mozzarella
  • app 100 g raw ham such as (whatever kind you like)
  • piece of Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese for grating
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees or 180 degrees for a convection oven
  2. Grease a baking tin (whatever form you want to use, could also be a round one) with some oil
  3. Wash the zucchini and slice in very thin strips (use a vegetable slicer or peeler)
  4. Cut the mozzarella into slices and grate the Parmesan
  5. Build the pie; place the strips of zucchini, ham, mozzarella in the baking form and add (little of the) the spices to each layer
  6. End with the grated cheese on top
  7. Pop in the oven for app 20 minutes or until it looks okay and the zucchini is soft to the touch when you stick a fork in it.
  8. Turn the tin over by placing a plate on top and than turn both tin and plate at the same time. Place a chopping board on top of the pie (the bottom) and turn once more. Now the right side is turned up.
  9. Slice and serve right away.
we had the zucchini pie as a side dish to duck breast

we had the zucchini pie as a side dish to duck breast

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