Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper, and Spinach Torta Rustica

"From Bon Appetit Magazine, December 2008. "This simple dish has a quiche-like filling and baguette slices for a crust.""
 
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 8x8 inch baking dish. Place 8 baguette slices in bottom of dish; press 2 baguette slices onto each side.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Add spinach, toss until just wilted, about 3 minutes. Transfer spinach to strainer; cool. Squeeze spinach dry. Transfer to medium bowl.
  • Heat same pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage, saute until cooked through, breaking up, about 7 minutes. Mix into spinach; mix in 1 cup cheese and peppers. Spread atop baguette slices in bottom of dish.
  • Whisk eggs in medium bowl to blend. Whisk in last 4 ingredients. Pour over spinach mixture and stir lightly with fork to distribute evenly. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over top.
  • Bake torta until puffed up and golden and center is set, about 55 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes before serving.

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Reviews

  1. swissms
    Very good. We enjoyed this for dinner but it would also be good for a hearty brunch. The only step I changed was to brown the sausage and then I wilted the spinach over the sausage. We will be making again. Thank you for the recipe.
     
  2. lisalouk01
    I have made this many times and it is always enjoyed by all.
     
  3. mersaydees
    Wonderful and easy to make. Made as directed and wouldn't change a thing. Thanks, Shelby Jo! Made for TYM Tag Game.
     
  4. Queen Dana
    This was very good. I made my own baguette dough and instead of baking a baguette and using slices to line the bottom of the dish I just press the dough into the pan and prebaked it so I had a solid bottom. My husband hates eggy dishes and even he liked this.
     
  5. okpat1
    I made this for my Cooking Club today and it was delicious !! I needed a few extra baguette slices for the crust and I substituted Mixed Italian Cheeses for the Fontina. I definitely will be making this again.
     
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  1. okpat1
    I made this for my Cooking Club today and it was delicious !! I needed a few extra baguette slices for the crust and I substituted Mixed Italian Cheeses for the Fontina. I definitely will be making this again.
     

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