Easter Meat Pie


Easter Meat Pie

Easter Meat Pie
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When you're looking for something that'll be a hit at your Easter brunch or dinner, look no further than our Easter Meat Pie. We packed a whole lot of flavor into this savory meat pie without having to do a whole lot of work. Your friends and family will love this one so much, they'll ask you to make it again and again. Hey, it might even turn into one of your Easter traditions!

What You'll Need

  • 1 package refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 (1-pound) container ricotta cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham, diced
  • 1/4 pound Genoa salami, diced
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Unroll 1 pie crust and place in a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese and eggs; beat with an electric mixer. Stir in ham, salami, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour mixture into crust and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place remaining pie crust on top and fold edges together to seal. Cut six 1-inch slits in top crust.
  3. Bake 1 hour, or until crust is golden brown. Cool 10 minutes, then slice and serve.


Did You Know?: Easter Meat Pie is an Italian tradition, which also goes by the name of Pizza Rustica, Pizzagaina, or Pizza piena. Traditionally, it features a variety of meats, which can include salami, pepperoni, ham, prosciutto, and more. It also contains eggs and cheese. As with any other recipe, everyone's version is a little different and there's no right or wrong way to go about it. 

  • Don't forget about the drinks! On Easter Sunday, we like to serve this meat pie with a refreshing drink option, like our Easter Brunch Punch

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 463
  • Calories from Fat 273
  • Total Fat 30g 47 %
  • Saturated Fat 14g 72 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 20g 39 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 150mg 50 %
  • Sodium 870mg 36 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 29g 10 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0 %
  • Sugars 0.9g 0 %

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Instead of the ham and salami I used cooked meatball pieces...delicious!

I've used pepperoni instead of ham. More flavor.

Ham, salami, AND pepperoni might be worth a try. 1/4 pound of each, maybe? Might add just a pinch of crushed red pepper, too.

Can I make this the night before and bake the next morning?

Unfortunately, we do not recommend making this Easter Meat Pie the night before and baking the next day because it would result in a very soggy crust. If you're short on time, we suggest prepping your ingredients (dicing the meats and shredding the cheese) the day before, and putting together the day of. Enjoy!

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Can this be made ahead and then frozen?

mmmm Yummy! Though for Vegetarian substitution... "Quorn" chicken bits or ground beef

This sounds delicious, but is there a substitute for the ricotta cheese other than cottage cheese? I'm not a fan of the texture, so I tend to avoid foods that contain it.

Can this meat pie go without a top crust? I have a divided iron skillet from Grandma and have been looking for a recipe to use this old pan that she always used to make the best ever corn bread. Any suggestions Mr. Food?

Yes, you can definitely make this meat pie without a top crust if you prefer. Enjoy!


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