Open Faced Italian-Style Sandwich – Healthy Breakfast Recipes

February 3, 2022

Patty James

Easy to prepare, and satisfying. Wonderful for breakfast or lunch.

Mealtime: Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine type: Mediterranean, Italian
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Number of servings: 4
Dish type: Main
Level: Easy


Nutrition per serving:

Calories: 334.17 kcal
Carbohydrates: 20.46 grams
Fat: 19.19 grams
Protein: 19.17 grams



  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, more for later
  • 4 slices hearty Italian bread, toasted
  • 4 to 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Roma tomato, sliced
  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons roasted red pepper in oil, drained
  • 4 prosciutto slices (or your favorite Italian cured meat)
  • 4 poached eggs
  • 1 tablespoon crushed shelled pistachios




Step 1:

Place the ricotta cheese in a small mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, dried oregano, salt and pepper, to taste. Whip with a fork.


Step 2:

Spread the whipped ricotta cheese on the toasted Italian bread. Top with the remaining ingredients in the order listed (the poached eggs and a garnish of shelled pistachios are added at the very end). Enjoy!


healthy breakfast recipes - open faced Italian style sandwich


Tips and Notes:

  • This is a great nutrient dense meal containing a protein, carbohydrate, and healthy fat that will work together to help keep your body full and satisfied for a longer duration when eaten together.


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