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A white plate with a piece of eggy pizza gana with ham falling out of it and in the background there is the rest of it on a wire rack - square

My Family's Pizza Gana Recipe

This egg casserole is so delicious and will become a family tradition any time of the year, and not just at easter!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Italian
Keyword egg casserole, eggs and ham, pizza gana
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 230kcal


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • ½ cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 5 ounces pepperoni chopped up in little pieces, just over 1 cup
  • 2 cups ham or smoked shoulder (cut up into little chunks)


  • Preheat oven 350 F
  • Liberally grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish and line it with wax paper or parchment paper and grease that liberally as well
  • In a large mixing bowl, crack the eggs, add milk and pepper and whisk until combined
  • Add ricotta cheese, mozzarella and meats and stir with a spatula until combined
  • Pour into greased, lined baking dish, (it will be full) and carefully place in the oven for 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Test pizza gana with a butter knife - it should come out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before lifting the pizza gana out by the paper
  • Peel paper away from pizza gana, it is okay if the sides come off with the paper, it will just be a thin layer
  • Slice in squares
  • Plate
  • Eat
  • Enjoy


Serving: 1square | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 75mg | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 0.4mg