Sausage and Pepper Rustica Pizza


Pizza crust spread with a classic red sauce, topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, Italian sausage, fresh red onions and finished with a medley of roasted red, yellow, and green bell peppers. 

Number of servings per recipe: 8 


  • 1 ea. Bonici Par-Baked Pizzeria Crust, Regular Center, Large Edge, 12 (#25148-269)
  • 1 oz. Light olive oil
  • 6 oz. Red pizza sauce
  • 5 oz. Pizza cheese blend (combination of 80% part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded and 20% parmesan cheese, shredded)
  • 4 oz. Bonici Sliced Italian Sausage, Bias Cut (#101393-269)
  • 2 oz. Red onions, julienne-cut
  • 3 oz. Bonici Old World Specialties Italian Sausage, Large Chunk (#101816-269)
  • 3 oz. Roasted red, yellow and green bell peppers, peeled, seeded and julienne cut


  • Brush the crust with olive oil just prior to assembling the pizza. *Note: It is not necessary to thaw par-baked pizza crusts.
  • To assemble each pizza: Spread 6 ounces sauce evenly over crust. Top with 5 ounces pizza cheese blend, 4 ounces sliced Italian sausage, 2 ounces red onions, 3 ounces chunk Italian sausage and 3 ounces roasted peppers.
  • Bake uncovered, on a lightly oiled pan dusted with cornmeal or on a mesh pizza screen, in a preheated conventional oven at 450F for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and slice into 8 wedges.

Portion per serving: 1 slice

Additional Information

Recipe Source: Manufacturers Pizza
Submitted By: Bonici