Are you looking for a spectacular dish for Easter brunch? This recipe for Italian Easter Meat Pie is a great combination of savory meats, cheeses and eggs with flaky pie crust.
My family is not Italian, but this is a traditional Italian Easter dish that is also called Pizza Chenna or Pizza Rustica. I figured it was the perfect recipe to recreate for Pi Day this year!
This is a recipe that every cook makes differently, because there are so many different kinds of meats and cheese that can be combined. I used Italian sausage, salami, prosciutto, sopressetta and pepperoni along with three different kinds of cheese for a very filling pie! You can make a simpler, but still delicious, dish by reducing the numbers of meats and cheese in the pie. I used refrigerated pie crust but of course it would be even better with flaky homemade crust.
One of the great things about this dish is that it tastes better if it is made ahead and chilled overnight, which is perfect for an Easter brunch.
- 5 eggs
- ½ lb Italian hot sausage
- 1 box refrigerated pie crust
- ¼ lb proscuitto
- 16 oz ricotta cheese
- 3 oz mozzerella cheese, shredded
- ¼ c. asagio cheese, grated
- ¼ lb sopresseta
- ¼ lb pepperoni
- 1 t. parsley
- ½ t. pepper
- 1 egg yolk
- Hard boil 2 of the eggs and cool.
- Beat the other 3 eggs in a large bowl and set aside.
- Brown the Italian sausage, removing it from the casing if necessary.
- Roll out one of the pieces of pie dough and place it in a pie plate.
- Layer the proscuitto over the pie crust, lining the bottom of the pie.
- Add the ricotta, mozzerella and asagio cheese to the bowl with the eggs and mix.
- Chop the sopressetta and pepperoni into 1 inch pieces and add to the bowl.
- Add the parsley and pepper and mix well. You probably don't want to add any salt because the meats are salty.
- Pour the filling into the pastry crust.
- Roll out the top crust and place on top. Crimp the edges and cut slits in the dough to vent.
- Bake at 350 for 60-75 minutes
Inspired by this recipe from Just a Pinch.
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