Torta Rustica

Torta Rustica Recipe

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Missa Pugliani-Fisk


If you can't find Hot Roll Mix, making a simple bread or roll dough works great.


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30 Min
1 Hr 20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 pkg
    hot roll mix
  • 1 lb
    italian sausage, mild
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 medium
    zucchini, unpaired and sliced
  • 1 c
    mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    basil, fresh
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, fresh
  • 1 tsp
    fennel, optional
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 8 oz
    mozzarella cheese
  • 16 oz
    tomato puree

How to Make Torta Rustica


  1. Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions, allowing dough to rise once.
  2. Cook and stir sausage and onions in oil in Dutch oven until brown, about 15 minutes; drain fat, Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese.
  3. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out 2/3 of the dough on a lightly floured board. Roll until about ½ inch thick. Fit into 2-quart deep un-greased casserole, allowing 1-inch overhang.
  4. Pour meat mixture into unbaked shell; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Roll remaining dough to fit top; crimp edge to seal. Cover edge with aluminum foil to prevent over browning. Bake until crust is brown..about 20 minutes.
  5. Serve with a nice salad and enjoy!

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About Torta Rustica

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian

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