Loaded Pizza Bread


Loaded Pizza Bread

I’m of the opinion that you really can’t go wrong with pizza in any form, and this loaded pizza bread is no exception. We absolutely loved this! Loaded pizza bread consists of all the pizza toppings you love baked into a cheesy, golden brown loaf of bread.  We used peppers, shallots, pepperoni and mushrooms as our mix-ins, and of course plenty of mozzarella cheese, but feel free to use whatever toppings you want. I sliced the bread while it was still warm out the oven and we dipped it in homemade pizza sauce – so good! If you love pizza, I hope you try this loaded pizza bread for something a little different. I have no doubt you’ll love it as much as we did.

Loaded Pizza Bread

Loaded Pizza Bread

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Loaded Pizza Bread

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 - 2 cups of your favorite pizza toppings
8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pizza Sauce, for dipping

Directions:

*Note: If using pizza toppings that will give off water, like peppers and mushrooms, it's best to briefly saute them and let cool before adding to the dough.

Combine the yeast and water in a large bowl. Let it sit until foamy, 3-4 minutes, then add in flour and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir just until it comes together. Using your hands, knead in the toppings, adding in some extra flour until the dough is only slightly sticky. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl and let rise until double in size about 1 hour.

Dust a piece of waxed paper with flour and turn the dough out onto it. Using flour as necessary, roll out into a rectangle about 11×17”. Sprinkle cheese over top. Then, using the waxed paper, fold along the long side and seal the edges so cheese is not exposed. Let rest while you preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Bake the bread for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. About 3 minutes before taking it out, lightly brush the top with olive oil and let it finish baking. Let rest on a wire rack to cool slightly before slicing.

adapted from Ivory Hut

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13 Responses to “Loaded Pizza Bread”

  1. 1

    Cookbook Queen — February 20, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Would it be weird to make grilled cheese with this bread? Overkill?

    I’m asking for a friend. Because obviously I would NEVER be that indulgent. *ahem*

  2. 2

    Cindy Harris — February 20, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    This just might be dinner tonight. it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  3. 3

    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — February 20, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    I want this for dinner! I love pizza in all forms :)

  4. 4

    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 20, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    Wow, that bread is seriously an amazing idea! Love how you can customize to whatever you want!

  5. 5

    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 20, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    Love this twist to pizza! So many possibilities!

  6. 6

    BusyWorkingMama — February 20, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    This sounds wonderful! I love all the “loaded” pieces!

  7. 7

    Wendy — February 20, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    I have to ask…..what are your favorite toppings that appear in your photo? It looks delicious!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — February 21, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    wow, this is so creative! i love the idea :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 21, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    Pizza bread was my favorite growing up! I was just thinking the other night how I should make some. Yum!

  10. 10

    Katie Sportel — February 21, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    Could this work using frozen bread dough….kind of cheating, I know, but I have it in the house!

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — February 22, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    Pizza bread might just be the king of snacks! This looks great.

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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — February 23, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    What a fun idea! This bread looks like it would be great for a game night.

  13. 13

    Sarah — February 12, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

    This looks SO good! I have it in the oven right now. Thanks for sharing! :o )

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