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Italian Breakfast Crostada

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Italian Breakfast Crostada
2012-12-22 Other
3.2 5

This is an easy but tasteful breakfast/brunch recipe filled with italian inspired ingredients. It is so beautiful and elegant looking to serve.

  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 55 min


1 (9") Refrigerated Pie Crust
No Stick Cooking Spray
I Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ cup Red Onions, diced
¼ cup Roasted Red Peppers, diced (oil packed and drained
½ cup Ham, cut in ½" cubes
5 Large Eggs
¼ cup Half & Half
2 Tbsp Chive & Onion Cream Cheese
⅔ cup Fresh Baby Spinach Leaves, chopped
½ tsp Kosher Salt
¼ tsp Black Pepper
½ cup Shredded Italian Blend Cheese
2 Roma Tomatoes, diced


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set pie crust out of refrigerator. Spray a large cookie sheet with no stick cooking spray.

2. Spray a 10-inch non stick skillet with no stick cooking spray. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, peppers, and ham; sautee for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, and cream cheese. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the spinach for topping and stir the remaining spinach, salt and pepper into the eggs. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and allow to cook, over medium heat, just until eggs begin to set. Remove skillet from heat and allow to cool about 8-10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, unroll the pie crust and place in center of baking sheet. Spoon mixture into the center of the crust; spread evenly to within 1 1/2 inch of the edges. Sprinkle italian cheese over the filling. Fold edge of crust over the filling forming pleats, press down slightly.

5. Bake about 25-30 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with reserved spinach and the tomatoes.