Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica, also known as Pizzagaina or “pizza gain” as slang is a very rich pie made for Easter with a lot of cheese and cured meats baked in a crust.

These ingredients should yield about 5.


  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Pinch of salt (1/8 Teaspoon)


  • 2lbs Basket Cheese
  • 2lbs Mozzarella
  • 7lbs Ricotta
  • 2lbs Prosciutto
  • 2lbs Hard Salami
  • 2lbs Sopresatta
  • 1 Cup Locatelli

Cook at 350F for about 1 hour or until the top is nice and brown.


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