Italian Spinach Sausage Pie


Christmas at out house is a celebration of tradition. No matter how many guests we might have, our morning brunch has not varied for years. It's always this festive sausage pie served with stollen and fruit salad.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 6 eggs

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon pepper

  • 1 (10 inch) pastry for a double crust pie

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Separate one egg and set the yolk aside. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg white and remaining eggs. Add spinach, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, salt, garlic powder, pepper and sausage; mix well.

  2. Line a 10-in. pie plate with bottom pastry. Add filling. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. If desired, cut out holly leaf and berry shapes from pastry scraps; place on top crust. Beat water and remaining egg yolk; brush over top.

  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.