This pie is a typical dish of Sorrento, Italy. Freshly sliced vegetables and cheese are mixed with beaten egg and baked to perfection inside shortcrust pastry.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Didn't have enough courgette so I added caramelized fennel and leek, with some robust cheese and spinach to fill it up - very nice! - 18 Aug 2012
I've made this a few times now. Super super tasty and lasts me quite a few days as I'm cooking for one. So easy to make and stores well in the fridge. - 11 Dec 2017
We loved this recipe as is. Made 2 pies to take to our annual block party - disappeared within minutes. Had to promise to make 4 pies for next year! Seriously tasty and a great way to use up plentiful zucchini. Thanks for this one! - 02 Jun 2014 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)