Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Leftovers Pie [Recipe] [CTWW]

I am participating in this week's Change the World Wednesday challenge to waste no food. Please read my strategies for not throwing any food away this week.

Today, I am sharing a recipe that will reduce the amount of food you throw in the trash. Why? Because this is the Leftovers Pie! Start with a pre-made pie shell (I always have a few in the fridge and freezer), create the filling base and add any leftovers inside. I scan the refrigerator shelves and the freezer for anything I have left and throw it in.

Leftovers Pie Recipe

Pre-Made Pie Shell (I recommend Trader Joe's brand)

Filling Base
(rough measurements):3 eggs

1 cup of milk
2 cups of shredded cheese (can mix cheese types)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons flour

Additions: anything you have left over in the fridge! My favorite are leftover meat and veggies, including onions, tomatoes, peppers, etc. You can totally make this recipe vegetarian! Add seasonings to go along with the additions.

  1. Preheat over to 350 F degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients for Filling Base.
  3. Add any additional ingredients.
  4. If mixture is too wet, add more ingredients, flour, cheese, or sour cream. If mixture is too dry, add more milk, eggs, or sour cream.
  5. Place pre-made pie shell on butter pie dish.
  6. Pour in mixture and smooth the top.
  7. Bake for 40-60 minutes.  The time depends on what combination of ingredients you have.  After 40 minutes, check the center with a knife.  If knife does not come out clean, bake longer, re-checking with a knife every 10 minutes.
  8. Cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve!

I made this recipe tonight.  My additions were leftover organic grass-fed ground beef, chopped onion, previously frozen sauteed radish greens from my garden, and spicy seasoning.

This recipe was created by All Natural Katie. If you see this Leftovers Pie recipe anywhere else, please email me.


Chasing Rainbow said...

Katie you are great. Thanks for the kitchen inspiration, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

I am a new reader here. Glad to meet you.

Have a great week!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies said...

Ooh, I think this sounds really good! I love things like this--reminds me of the casseroles my mom made when I was growing up. :)

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

Awesome idea!

Unknown said...

Ohkeeka - I never thought about casseroles, but I know they were popular when my parents were growing up. I usually do soups or pies with leftovers. I will think about casseroles next time.

Unknown said...

We try our darndest not to waste any food, only moldy food goes in the compost.

Unknown said...

Tubbytelly - if I don't consume within a few days, I either throw in the freezer or try to make something with it. I need a bigger freezer though, lol

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