Then we are layering the puff pastry with a quick schmear of creamy Swiss-ified cheese sauce, an egg, and some diced ham. Finally, we are baking it all together into something adorable, delicious, and brunchy. A sprinkle of chives, salt, and pepper on top would make you look kinda fancy, too. I know regular alfredo is also super simple and only takes about 15 minutes too, but this is the kind of recipe where you throw everything in a pot, set it and forget it. There are juicy pieces of chicken, perfectly al dente noodles, and a rich sauce that clings to each and every piece of pasta. It’s satisfaction in a bowl and it’s all made in the instant pot.

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Beet and Burrata Salad with Fried Bread

Beet and Burrata Salad with Fried Bread

These small but sophisticated blender cakes are not only eye-catching, but full of bright flavor. The rosemary syrup glaze is a must to complete the flavor profile.
prep time
15 min
cooking time
32 min
total time
45 min


  • Measuring cups

  • Wooden spoons

  • Peeler

  • Whisk


  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons everything bagel spice (optional)

  • 5-6 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup milk or heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 1 cup baby spinach, roughly chopped

  • 1/2 cup shredded Havarti or gouda cheese

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • red pepper flakes



Let's start

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Next step - preparation!

Remove the top 1/3 of the bread and then pull out some of the insides to create space for the eggs, being careful not to remove all of the bread, you want a thick layer of bread for your boat. Rub the inside of the bread with olive oil and everything bagel spice or salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the bread is toasted.

And now!

Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk, and a pinch each of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir in the chives, spinach, and havarti.


Sprinkle the bottom of the bread with 1/2 cup cheddar, then drizzle over the pesto. Slowly pour in the eggs, allow the mix to sink into the boat. Top with the remaining cheddar. Bake 30-35 minutes, until just set in the center.


Kid-Friendly Adaptation: Cook the chicken in broth instead of buffalo sauce. Shred and drain off excess liquid. Put some of the chicken aside for the kiddos (plain, no sauce) and toss the remaining chicken with the buffalo sauce before you broil it.