"It's Moldy,"

my husband says as he spits out the mozzarella cheese into the sink. Some people are so picky. I wish they wouldn't taste until the dish is completed. Its like fine art. Don't look until the painting is done.

Italian Squash Pie
From Southern Living
Yield: 6 servings

A thin layer of Dijon mustard on the crust seals it and prevents the pie from becoming soggy.
I forgot the mustard but I did brush the crust with egg before pre-baking it. Does that count?


  • 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls (I used some old phyllo dough from the freezer)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 pounds yellow squash (about 4 cups), thinly sliced*
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 T. dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Garnishes: fresh oregano sprigs, sliced yellow squash


Unroll crescent rolls; press dough on bottom and up sides of a 10-inch tart pan, pressing to seal perforations.
Bake at 375° for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Gently press crust down with a wooden spoon. Spread crust with mustard, and set aside.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add squash, onion, and garlic; sauté 7 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and next 5 ingredients.
Whisk together eggs and milk in a large bowl; stir in cheese and vegetable mixture. Pour over crust.
Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Garnish, if desired.
*1 1/2 pounds zucchini may be substituted for yellow squash.


Carrot Jello said...

As if you would tried to kill him with old food.

Melanie said...

Ok, you are hilarious. Your initial comments to this recipe made me laugh.

Taryn said...

hehehehe. funny.