Italian Pie

•This meat filling can be used to top a pre-cooked pizza crust, stuff pasta shells, or layer between lasagna noodles

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TOTAL TIME

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servings

Ingredients

  • Total Time - 50 minutes (Active Time: 20 minutes) / Makes 8 Servings

  • 1

    (10-oz) box frozen chopped spinach

  • 6

    slices salami (1 1/2 oz)

  • 1 1/4

    lb ground meatloaf blend (beef/pork)

  • 1

    teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • 1/4

    cup diced pimientos, drained

  • 1/4

    cup turkey (or regular) pepperoni (1 oz)

  • 1

    (13.75-oz) jar bruschetta spread

  • 2

    eggs (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)

  • 2

    cups shredded Italian-blend cheese

  • 1

    ready-to-bake rolled pie crust

Directions

•Place spinach in colander, under cool running water, to thaw; break into smaller pieces, as possible. •Preheat oven to 425°F. •Cut salami into bite-size pieces. 1.Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Add ground meat and Italian seasoning; brown 5–7 minutes, stirring to crumble meat, or until no pink remains. Drain spinach thoroughly by pressing firmly against colander. 2.Stir pimientos, pepperoni, salami, spinach, and bruschetta spread into meat; cook 1–2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside 1–2 minutes to cool. 3.Stir in eggs and cheese, then transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish. Unroll pie crust over meat mixture. (Stretch dough to fit or use extra dough that overlaps sides to cover extra space at each end of the baking dish; press edges together on each end.) Trim and seal or crimp edges. 4.Cut two small slits in center of crust. Bake 25–30 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and crust is golden. Serve.

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