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French Bread Pizza

Rachael Ray's French Bread Pizza Rustica

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
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.