French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza Rustica – Rachael Ray’s Recipe

This French Bread Pizza Rustica is a Rachael Ray recipe I modified quite a bit to suit our tastes, so feel free to play with it to suit yours.


It’s so good, I crave it if we don’t have it at least twice a month.

I like to serve it with homemade pizza sauce but a jarred sauce will work in a pinch.

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Rachael Ray's French Bread Pizza Rustica
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Racheal Ray's French Bread Pizza Rustica is really easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: French Bread Pizza
Servings: 4
Calories: 375 kcal
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 lb hot Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 (10 ouncbox frozen chopped spinach defrosted and squeezed dry
  • 1 1 ⁄2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 ⁄2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup provolone cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Split bread lengthwise and hollow it out. Cut in half across to make 4 shells.
  3. Brown sausage in a skillet over medium-high, breaking up large pieces with a spoon. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic; cook 3-5 minutes. Add spinach. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Add ricotta and Parmesan and combine well. Fill bread shells and top with mounded mozzarella and provolone.
  5. Bake in hot oven until cheese melts and bubbles and bread is super crisp, about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Top with oregano and crushed red pepper and serve with marinara.


Enjoy this French Bread Pizza Rustica!

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Recipe based on one by kitchenslave03
Photo by GaylaJ