Layered roast vegetable and ricotta pie

Looking for an impressive vegetarian main? This veggie and ricotta pie is delicious served with basil pesto.

8

30m

Note: + standing & cooling time

1h 10m

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, cut into 1cm rounds
  • 1/2 cup (35g) Coles Panko Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
  • 375g Coles Smooth Ricotta
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 large potato, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 330g jar whole roasted peppers (capsicum), drained, thickly sliced
  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced crossways
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

Method

STEP 1 

Place eggplant in a colander over a bowl. Sprinkle generously with salt and set aside for 30-40 mins to draw out the moisture. Rinse eggplant with water and drain well. Pat dry with paper towel.

STEP 2

Preheat oven to 230°C. Grease a 22cm (base measurement) springform pan and line the base with baking paper. Place the pan on a baking tray. Line 2 more baking trays with baking paper. Arrange eggplant in a single layer on lined trays. Spray with olive oil spray. Bake for 15 mins or until just tender. Set aside for 10 mins to cool. Reduce oven to 180°C.

STEP 3

Combine the panko crumbs and parmesan in a bowl. Combine ricotta, garlic and lemon rind in a separate bowl. Arrange eggplant in the prepared pan, placing small slices around the side and larger slices over the base. Sprinkle half the panko crumb mixture over eggplant. Stir oil into the remaining panko crumb mixture. Top eggplant with a layer of potato, capsicum, ricotta mixture and zucchini. Gently press down. Sprinkle with remaining panko crumb mixture. Top with tomato. Bake for 50-55 mins or until the pie is golden and cooked through. Set aside in the pan to cool. 

STEP 4

Transfer pie to a serving platter.

Serve with basil pesto, basil leaves and baby rocket leaves

Always check the label to make sure you’re using vegetarian ingredients.

Dietary information

Egg-free
Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
No added sugar
Vegetarian

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 912kJ/218 Cals (10%)

Protein: 9 (18%)

Fat: 11g (16%)

Sat fat: 5g (21%)

Carb: 19g (6%)

Sugar: 5g (21%)

Fibre: 5g (17%)

Sodium: 219mg (11%)

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.