Special Italian Easter Pizza6 Reviews
- Prep: 40 min
- Cook: 50 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 55 min
“My college roommate's family made this every Easter and sent a whole pie to us. I loved it and asked for a recipe but was told I could not have it. So I tweaked a few recipes I found myself, and my final result is a dish that was better than the original recipe. Enjoy!” - by Brandilynn7
Original recipe yields 1 10-inch deep-crust pizza
- Cook and stir Italian sausage in a skillet over medium heat, breaking the sausage into crumbles as it cooks, until well browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain excess grease; set sausage aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Oil the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan with olive oil.
- Cut 1/3 of the dough off the loaf and set aside under a cloth. Form the remaining 2/3 dough into a ball and roll into a 14-inch circle on a floured work surface.
- Line the springform pan with rolled dough, allowing dough to hang over the edge by 2 inches all around.
- Layer half the cooked Italian sausage, half the mozzarella cheese, half the ham, half the provolone cheese, half the salami, and half the pepperoni into the pie crust.
- Spoon and spread half the ricotta cheese over the layers of meat and cheeses.
- Sprinkle half the Parmesan cheese over the ricotta.
- Pour half the 8 beaten eggs over the layers; continue layering the remaining meats, sliced cheeses, ricotta cheese, and then Parmesan cheese.
- Pour remaining beaten eggs over the last layer of Parmesan cheese.
- Roll out remaining piece of bread dough to a circle about 12 inches in diameter; lay the piece over the pie to form the top crust. Roll and pinch the bottom crust overhang over the top crust to seal in the filling.
- Beat 1 egg with water in a small bowl; brush the top of the pie with egg wash.
- Bake pie in the preheated oven until the crust is golden brown and the filling is set, 50 to 60 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the middle of the crust should come out without raw egg.
- Allow pie to cool in the pan for at least 25 minutes before releasing the spring and removing pie from the pan. Transfer to a serving platter and cut into wedges for serving.
Amount Per Serving (10 total)
- 707 cal
- 44.6 g
- 28.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (6)Rate This Recipe
"After searching high and low for a great recipe for easter pizza, I have finally found it with this one! Thanks SO much for posting. This makes a huge pie, so thank goodness my springform pan is overs..." See moreized. Using the frozen bread dough made this recipe super easy- and to make it seem a little more like homemade I brushed the crust with olive oil and sprinkled a little parmesan and seasoning on while baking it. The filling was perfect and everything tasted great as reheated leftovers in the days after I made it. I'm saving this one to my recipe box, but I am definitely not waiting until Easter to make it again. This might be an every couple of months dish from here on out."
"Incredible! I made this is a 9x13 baking dish and served it at a family get together. It was a huge hit and this is something that I will be making again. Using the bread dough made this a very easy r..." See moreecipe and the taste was fantastic."
"EXCELLENT! Instead of using frozen bread dough, I used 'Italian Bread Using the Bread Machine' recipe from this site. You could taste each layer of flavor in this, and that's what I really enjoyed. Th..." See moreis made a HUGE pizza pie! I remember family members making this while growing up, but this was my first attempt...it will not be my last! This came out beautiful and perfect. I couldn't have asked for any more! Thanks or sharing. :)"
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