Torta Rustica

Torta Rustica Recipe

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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
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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


  • 1Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions, allowing dough to rise once.
  • 2Cook and stir sausage and onions in oil in Dutch oven until brown, about 15 minutes; drain fat, Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese.
  • 3Heat 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.
  • 4Pour 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.
  • 5Serve 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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