Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica

1 21" long loaf French bread – split lengthwise
1 pound sweet Italian sausage – casings removed
1 large green bell pepper – sliced into strips
3/4 pound Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon basil
1 14-ounce jar Ragú Pizza Quick Sauce
Green pepper – sliced into rings

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Hollow out bread, leaving 1/2" rim; lightly toast on both sides. Set aside.

In a medium skillet, thoroughly brown sausage. Add peppers and sauté until peppers are tender; drain fat.

In a medium bowl, combine cheeses, egg, basil, sausage and peppers.

Top each piece of bread with 1/2 cup sauce. Evenly fill with sausage-cheese mixture. Top with remaining sauce. Garnish with green pepper rings. Bake 30-35 minutes or until filling is set.