An easy, savory spinach and ricotta pie.
First things first…this isn’t the type of torte that you’re used to. You’re probably thinking spinach? ricotta? Has she lost her mind? Tortes are filled with sweet/dessert like things! I hear ya, but this recipe comes straight from my mom’s stash of recipe cards, weakly translated from our Italian relatives in an attempt to mimic one of the many awesome yet incredibly simple foods we ate on our visit to them almost 10 years ago. Torte to Italians doesn’t necessarily mean sweet.
We good now?
I’ve made and shared a lot of stuff on this blog over the past 2+ years but this is a recipe that almost feels too close to home to share. Like I’m letting a bunch of strangers into my house to peek around (please don’t open the door to the guest room, it’s in a constant state of disaster). If you were invited to a birthday party in my family, this would be on the table. Any holiday appetizer spread? You can bet this will make an appearance. And sometimes just a random Sunday when mom feels the need to put something out to munch on before dinner, my father & brother will devour this within about 20 minutes of it exiting the oven. This isn’t just a recipe, it’s comfort + family + simplicity.
The best kind of food there is.