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Italian Sausage & Zucchini Galette With Tomatoes & Ricotta

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Italian Sausage and Zucchini Galette – a savory take on a galette baked to golden brown perfection with sweet Italian sausage, creamy ricotta, and flavor-packed zucchini make this savory open pie perfect for when you need to impress guests!

A white plate of Sausage and Zucchini Galette.

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This delightful mix of creamy ricotta, hearty sausage, and tender zucchini, is sure to be a crowd favorite. While some galette recipes are filled with sweets and fruits, this one will give you a warm golden-brown crust with delicious fillings to satisfy many different flavors like savory, fresh, citrusy, and tangy! This galette is a perfect way to slice up the dish and share it with everyone!

Why you should make this Italian Sausage and Zucchini Galette

  • This galette is perfect for when you want to impress a date, or for a meet the parents type of dinner.
  • This is a unique dish and is pretty simple to make!
  • There are few required ingredients and the dough is premade so there’s no fuss!

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What You Need To Make This Italian Sausage and Zucchini Galette Recipe

Ingredients for Sausage and Zucchini Galette sitting on a marbled countertop.
  • pie crust
  • sweet italian sausage
  • zucchini
  • italian seasoning
  • cherry tomatoes
  • ricotta cheese
  • Salt & pepper
  • lemon zest
  • egg
  • fresh parmesan cheese

Egg Wash:

  • egg
  • water

How to Make Italian Sausage and Zucchini Galette

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Collage of rolling the dough and cooking the meat.
  1. Preheat oven to 425, line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Roll out pre-made dough or this homemade dough to 12” and place on a lined baking sheet (Photo 1) 
  3. In a skillet brown the sausage and drain
Collage of creating Sausage and Zucchini Galette.
  1. Stir in zucchini and tomatoes, cook until veggies are soft (Photos 2 & 3)
  2. Remove from heat and cool slightly 
  3. Whisk together ricotta, seasonings, lemon zest, and egg until well combined (Photo 4)
  4. Spread ricotta mixture on dough leaving a 2 inch border all the way around (Photo 5)
  5. Sprinkle on half of the parmesan cheese (Photo 6)
Collage of assembling Sausage and Zucchini Galette.
  1. Layer on sausage, zucchini, tomato mixture (Photo 7)
  2. Fold the edges of the dough up toward the center
  3. Whisk together egg & water and apply the egg wash with pastry brush all around the crust border (Photo 8)
  4. Sprinkle on remaining parmesan cheese (Photo 9)
  5. Bake 20-30 minutes until golden brown (Photo 10)
A slice of Sausage and Zucchini Galette topped with fresh parmesan cheese.

Storage

The best way to store your leftover galette is to place it in an airtight container with a lid and leave it in the fridge. This will be the best way to keep the pie crust from going soggy. Your leftover galette will last up to 5 days in the fridge. 

Can I Freeze This Zucchini Ricotta Galette

Yes, you can freeze your zucchini ricotta galette, but be aware that due to the type of cheese used and other components such as the pie crust, the textures could change upon reheating. 

Substitutions and Variations

Substitutions – Change the cheese. If you don’t like ricotta or you have a cheese you prefer over it, then add it! You can substitute the ricotta for another creamy cheese such as cream cheese or even goat cheese!

Variations – Add more veggies. If you would like more than tomatoes and zucchini, then you can add however many vegetables you would like. The most popular choices for a recipe such as this would be mushrooms, onions, and kale. 

A slice of Sausage and Zucchini Galette sitting on a white plate topped with parmesan cheese.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this vegetarian?

Yes, if you are a vegetarian or have protein restrictions in your diet you can omit the sausage altogether, or you can replace it with seasoned tofu or a plant-based sausage substitute.

Do I have to use tomatoes?

No, if you don’t like tomatoes, or you want to cut back on the acidity of the dish then you can make it without tomatoes. You can even replace them with other vegetables of your choice like mentioned above.

Is a galette Italian? 

No, while this may seem similar to Italian dishes, a galette is a French term used to designate a flat round cake with a crust. A galette is similar to a crostata or pie, but crostata is an Italian term and can be used synonymously with galette.

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4 from 3 votes

Italian Sausage & Zucchini Galette With Tomatoes & Ricotta


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
This zucchini galette is made with fresh tomatoes, sweet Italian sausage, and creamy ricotta. It's simple enough to make and big on taste!

Ingredients 

  • 1 pie crust rolled out to 12”
  • 1 lb (453 ⅗ g) ground sweet italian sausage
  • 1 zucchini cut to ¼ inch disks
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • ½ pint (236 ⅗ ml) cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¾ cup (184 ½ g) ricotta cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (50 g) fresh parmesan cheese shredded

Egg Wash:

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425, line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Roll out or use premade dough to 12” and place on lined baking sheet
  • In a skillet brown the sausage and drain
  • Stir in zucchini and tomatoes, cook until veggies are soft
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly
  • Whisk together ricotta, seasonings, lemon zest, and egg until well combined
  • Spread ricotta mixture on dough leaving a 2 inch border all the way around
  • Sprinkle on half of the parmesan cheese
  • Layer on sausage, zucchini, tomato mixture
  • Fold the edges of the dough up toward the center
  • Whisk together egg & water and apply wash with brush all around the crust border
  • Sprinkle on remaining parmesan cheese
  • Bake 20-30 minutes until golden brown

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 Calories: 769kcal (38%) Carbohydrates: 28g (9%) Protein: 32g (64%) Fat: 58g (89%) Saturated Fat: 23g (144%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g Monounsaturated Fat: 25g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 200mg (67%) Sodium: 1284mg (56%) Potassium: 689mg (20%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 3g (3%) Vitamin A: 827IU (17%) Vitamin C: 25mg (30%) Calcium: 315mg (32%) Iron: 4mg (22%)

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