I am not sure on the name of this recipe!
I’ve been torn between pie and souffle because these little broccoli and ricotta treats are soft and creamy like a souffle however they are not made like a souffle…
so after struggling I decided to call them simply pies, as souffle might have tricked someone into believing he was making a souffle, which, well, would have not been true…tho they are not pies ether as….oh….whatever. Who cares, right?
Let’s just cook!
oh I want to tell you one more thing.
This pie/souffle is delicious and super, duper easy! You will love it!
Ingredients (for 4 servings):
- 500 g broccoli
- 250 g fresh ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- 50 g mozzarella cheese
- butter and flour
Chop up some broccoli
and boil them in salty water until cooked. Let them cool down on a colander. This way they can release all the water and dry up
In a bowl combine ricotta cheese, egg, 1 tps of salt and fresh ground pepper
Add in broccoli and parmesan cheese
With an immersion blender blend all the ingredients into a soft cream
Slightly butter and flour 4 muffin cups
Pour in each cup 1 tbsp of the mixture
take some mozzarella cheese
and add a few small pieces right in the center
Cover with 2 more tbsp of the mixture
Sprinkle on top some breadcrumbs
Bake at 180 C for about 30 min
Let cool down a bit then remove from the aluminum cup and place on a plate
sprinkle on top some fresh chopped parsley
One serving provides:
- Calories: 209
- Fat: 10 g
- Carbohydrates: 12 g
- Protein: 17.7 g