Last week when I was searching for the recipe to make this side dish, I found the recipe for this Ham-and-Tomato-Pie. It wasn’t the one that I was looking for, but it sounded so good to me. While the first one is mostly tomatoes and zucchini, the one that I made tonight has ham as well, making it more hearty and filling for a main dish, yet perfect for a hot summer night like tonight.
Here’s the basic idea: Take a pie crust and spread some dijon mustard on the bottom. Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on top of that. Saute some green onions and diced ham (just to get the water out of the ham pretty much) and put that mixture on top of the cheese. Top with sliced tomatoes and more mozzarella. Whisk an egg and some half and half (I used skim milk, and though it needed to cook a little longer, tasted just fine to both of us) and pour on top. Sprinkle with basil and pepper and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
It was so delicious. We were thinking of different versions we could make while we were eating it and the opportunities are endless! We had this with a tossed salad and some sauteed asparagus. It was a fresh, healthy meal that was just right on this crazy hot 100 degree day.