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Pizza Rustica

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Pizza Rustica is a delicious deep-dish pizza cooked in a pie plate dish that is filled with Italian meats and cheeses that is then baked in the oven. Your friends and family will love this every time you make it! 

Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica is one of our favorite Easter traditions. This double-crusted deep dish pizza is filled with various Italian meats like prosciutto, Capicola, ham, and Soppressata and cheese that is usually served on Good Friday. 

pizza rustica

You will love how easy this pizza comes together, the hardest part is waiting for it to cool down so you can enjoy it! 

If your family loves pizza, be sure to try our Taco pizza or our garlic bread pizza that is both quick and easy to make! 

What is a Rustica Pizza?

Pizza Rustica is a bit different than normal pizza. This pizza looks more like a pie that is filled with various meats and cheese that is then covered with a pie crust and cooked in the oven. 

pizza rustica

How to Make Pizza Rustica

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Beat the eggs and put aside 1 TBSP to use for egg wash.  
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined. 
mix all the ingredients
  • Spread evenly into a pie crust.
pizza rustica
  • Lay the second pie crust on top and pinch the sides to seal. 
lay crust on top
  • Use a fork to pierce a few holes in the top pie crust for venting.
  • Brush egg wash over the pie crust. 
 brush with butter
  • Bake for 1 hour.  
pizza rustica

  • Remove from the oven and allow to sit for a couple of hours to cool to room temperature.  
  • Serve and enjoy!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • When it comes to the pie crust, you can make your own, or you can buy them in the refrigerated section to save time. 
  • If you want to add even more meat, you can add in some cooked Italian sausage for even more flavor. 
  • If you find the top browning too quickly, loosely cover it with foil. 
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Storage

Store your leftover pizza in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Make-Ahead

Around Easter time I always love to be able to prep ahead of time. Pizza Rustica can easily be made and baked up to 5 days ahead of time. When you are ready to enjoy, you can reheat individual slices in the microwave or the whole pizza in the oven. 

Do you eat pizza Rustica hot or cold?

Personally, I love to eat this hot, but you can easily enjoy it cold. Some people love to eat it cold for breakfast the next day! 

pizza rustica
pizza rustica

Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica is a delicious deep-dish pizza cooked in a pie plate dish that is filled with Italian meats and cheeses that are then baked in the oven. Your friends and family will love this every time you make it!

Ingredients

  • 2 Pie Crusts
  • 4 ounces prosciutto, cubed
  • 2 ounces Capicola, cubed
  • 4 ounces Virginia Ham
  • 3 ounces Soppressata, cubed
  • 1/2 pound Ricotta Cheese
  • 4 ounces Mozzerella cheese, cubed
  • 2 Eggs, beaten and pepper to taste (save 1 TBSP of egg mixture before adding pepper)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    2. Beat the eggs and put aside 1 TBSP to use for egg wash.  
    3. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined. 
    4. Spread evenly into a pie crust.
    5. Lay the second pie crust on top and pinch the sides to seal. 
    6. Use a fork to pierce a few holes in the top pie crust for venting.
    7. Brush egg wash over the pie crust. 
    8. Bake for 1 hour.  
    9. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for a couple of hours to cool to room temperature.  
    10. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 1185mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g

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