Pizza Rustica

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by ChloeBaby

I have no idea where the recipe came from, my mom's been making it for years. It's a nice recipe to have after Christmas when everyone is tired of leftover turkey and ham; great way to use both of them up. The preparation time is an estimate, but it can't be much longer than that.

Top Review by Outta Here

This gets a big 10 STARS from us! Perfect for a light supper on Friday after a long work week. I sauteed the mushrooms with the onions, so they wouldn't have as much moisture in them, but other than that, made as posted. I want to try it with some cooked, crumbled Italian turkey sausage also! Made for Fall 2011 PAC game.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Over medium high heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add spinach, and cook until there is no more moisture.
  2. Mix together Ricotta cheese, egg, and egg yolks.
  3. Mix in the spinach mixture.
  4. Add ham, turkey, mushrooms, Parmesan, and herbs and spices.
  5. Place one pie crust flat on a pizza pan or large baking sheet.
  6. Carefully pile the Ricotta mixture in the middle, making sure to leave about 2 inches of crust around the outside.
  7. Paint the edge of the crust with some water, the place the second pie crust on top.
  8. Seal edges, fold and crimp.
  9. Cut steam vents, paint the entire top with the egg wash.
  10. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then decrease temperature to 400 and bake for an additional 45 minutes.
  11. Let rest for a few minutes before serving.

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