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Crustless Artichoke, Chard and Italian Cheese Pie

June 4, 2012 by Joan Nova in Recipe Development, Savory Pie, Vegetables | 20 Comments

This is a crowd-pleaser. It’s based off an artichoke pie recipe that’s been in my family for decades. A simple recipe that was always done in a store-bought pie shell, but I decided to go crustless and switch up the ingredients a bit. Perhaps it also falls in the quiche or casserole categories.

While this doesn’t have a traditional pastry crust, it does have a little crunch on the bottom from the panko – almond crumb blend I created.

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Crustless Artichoke, Chard and Italian Cheese Pie
  • 1 bunch chard trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup marinated artichokes drained and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ cup leek minced
  • red chili flakes
  • panko crumbs
  • handful of almonds ground
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • ½ lb. fresh mozzarella shredded
  • ⅓ cup freshly grated parmigiano
  • dry seasonings
  • fresh rosemary crushed
How To
  1. Saute vegetables.
  2. Set aside (can be done day in advance)
  3. Grease pan and layer bottom with panko crumbs, ground almonds, dry seasonings, a little crushed rosemary and parmigiano.
  4. Mix vegetables with eggs and cheeses
  5. Layer in filling.
  6. Grate a little fresh parmigiano on top.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

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  1. Canned artichokes are a staple at our house. They’re just so versatile and perfect for a dish like this! I love that it’s crustless but still has a crunch.
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  2. Liz says:

    Sounds & looks great. Printed out and will definitely make this in the near future. Thanks.

  3. Love the idea of the panko blend in place of the traditional pie crust. A crunch without a crust!
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  4. This looks delicious – and I can try it, as we do get canned artichokes here in Nigeria. it would be great with some fish.
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  5. Erica says:

    what a delicious and versatile meatless dish,Joan!I love artichokes. really like the crustless idea
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  6. bellini says:

    Not having a crust makes it better for us Joan. Love the combination of flavours.

  7. I think artichokes are one of my very own favorite things…canned or fresh…This dish is a vegetarian’s dream.

  8. Crustless quiches and pies are just so appealing and quick to make. This one, with the artichokes and chard, looks absolutely wonderful.
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  9. Meals like this are a wonderful change. A nice piece of crusty bread a glass of crispy cool white wine and what a nice summer night mean.
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  10. sippitysup says:

    Perfection. GREG
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  11. You’re so good at this type of dish Joan. Lovely recipe – bookmarked.
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  12. That panko/almond crust is a wonderful idea! Very clever. This pie is right up my alley!

  13. Sound delicious! I love how easy it is too. Thanks for sharing Joan!
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  14. Ruth says:

    That sounds and looks soooo good!!! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  15. Katie says:

    I think this dish would be a real hit at my house. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ve ever seen marinated artichokes here, and artichokes are out of season right now. Maybe I’ll try this in the springtime with fresh ones. I can just imagine how fabulous this must taste!
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  16. Born27 says:

    This looks new to me and i haven’t heard about this before. But i would love to give this a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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  17. No wonder this is a hit. With that combination of ingredients, I’m longing for a slice. I wouldn’t miss the crust at all.
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