Italian sausage ricotta pesto pie is an easy and delicious Italian dinner that's a little bit different from the usual fare with layers of cheeses, sausage and sauteed veggies!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
38 mins
total:
53 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Remove pie crust from the freezer.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage. Cook, breaking up the sausage, until juices are released, about 3 minutes. Add red onion, red bell pepper, and garlic; cook and stir until sausage is browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes more. Drain and discard grease.

  • Combine ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, pesto, Romano cheese, lime juice, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and lemon pepper in a small bowl. Spread over the pie crust. Sprinkle the sausage mixture over the cheese mixture. Arrange zucchini and walnuts on top. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is browned, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 18.6g; carbohydrates 28.4g; fat 38.4g; cholesterol 42.8mg; sodium 825.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2019
I was happy to try this recipe as I had been looking for a savory pie that used a frozen pie crust. I followed the recipe exactly. When I took it out of the oven it was very soupy. The liquid was running across the counter there was so much. I baked it longer but did not improve. It was a soupy mess....not like a pie at all. Will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2020
I have made this a half dozen times and it came out perfectly every time. It does not set up stiff like a frittata but it is definitely not loose or runny. We all love it and I am making it again tonight. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2019
I was happy to try this recipe as I had been looking for a savory pie that used a frozen pie crust. I followed the recipe exactly. When I took it out of the oven it was very soupy. The liquid was running across the counter there was so much. I baked it longer but did not improve. It was a soupy mess....not like a pie at all. Will not make this again. Read More
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