Pizza Bread Loaf or Bowl

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Here is our variety of this Italian or French Bread hollowed out and then filled with your favorite pizza toppings, this surely will be a new favorite way to get pizza on your tables ridiculously easy plus fun to make in no time.

The easy part of making this Pizza Filled Bread Loaf or Bowl is using any shape of premade bread you prefer for the crust!

Then with the limitless fillings,  added in the middle (with all our suggestions below) you'll have a fantastic pizza bowl in less than 35 minutes on your tables!

Our list of combinations for filling ideas is off the charts delicious the whole family will enjoy and you can make a different filling every time you make it for dinner.

Crispy bread crust, pizza filling, loads of melted cheese and sauce, baked to perfection, oh my!

You may also like to try this pizza bread bowl filled with your favorite Pizza Dip Recipe it is perfect for hosting a party and is easier to serve a large crowd.

When you make this easy meal for your family using one of our fabulous fillings everyone will rave about this will be a perfect addition to your pizza recipe collections.

Of course, you can make your own dough and use our Homemade Pizza Dough or No-Knead Artisan Bread but we took the easy way out and make this with a loaf of sesame seed topped Italian bread it was divine!

Just scroll to the bottom for our printable pizza-filled bread recipe ideas and get this in your oven today!


pizza filled bread loaf





Step by Step:

  1. hollow out the loaf
  2. brush the loaf with olive oil
  3. add to a deep baking sheet that's oil sprayed
  4. fill with our suggestive fillings
  5. top with pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings
  6. bake for 15 minutes!  then broil for a few minutes. That's it!


pizza filled bread bowl


Ingredients You Will Need(exact measurements in the recipe card below with instructions


  • loaf of French or Italian bread
  • Pecorino cheese
  • granulated garlic powder
  • fresh basil, fresh parsley,
  • oregano
  • pizza sauce (Don Peppino Affiliate Link I make a small commission from) 
  • mozzarella
  • provolone
  • your favorite pizza toppings
  • see dipping bread suggestions below


don peppino sauce, fresh basil, fresh garlic, cream cheese, mozzarella, provolone


Topping/Filling Suggestions:

  • peppers, onion, artichoke hearts, olives, mushrooms
  • fresh spinach leaves or arugula
  • any kind of bottled jarred pizza sauce
  • make a full meat lovers pizza by adding loose sausage, pepperoni, bacon, or ham
  • use only vine-ripe diced tomatoes for best results
  • for seafood lovers, shrimp, scallops, or other shellfish
  • use any turkey pepperoni instead of regular
  • ricotta cheese mixed with garlic powder, shredded mozzarella
  • crushed meatballs in sauce
  • leftover steak with caramelized onions, extra sharp cheddar
  • any kind of assorted cheeses can be used that melt easily
  • leftover pasta filled the bread top with more marinara and cheese
  • cooked ground beef drained, crispy cooked bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce
  • cooked breaded chicken, alfredo jarred sauce, and swiss cheese
  • leftover rotisserie chicken use hot sauce, not tomato sauce, crispy bacon, top with cheddar cheese
  • any other herbs you prefer
  • any other chopped vegetables
  • mix and match cheeses


french bread filled pizza


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Filling Bread Bowls



Before filling the bread bowl, we always crispy up whatever bread we are using to make sure the bread bowl doesn't get soggy.


French bread tends to get soggy easily if you don't toast it first or other flavored bread you may choose so it's important not to omit this step.


We really love this idea of filling store-bought loaves for dinner, the skies the limit on possibilities, this is just a guideline for you to follow, so adapt away to whatever you like on your pizza!


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Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Pizza Bread Loaf or Bowl

Pizza Bread Loaf or Bowl

Italian bread or French bread filled with pizza toppings, sauce, and cheese baked to perfection!
Prep time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French or Italian bread hollowed out leaving the bottom intact
  • granulated garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups pizza sauce
  • 8 sliced mozzarella and provolone
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni chopped
  • 1 or 2 torn fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup Italian mild cooked sausage, drained
  • 2 roasted peppers thinly sliced
  • grated cheese
  • Garnish Suggestions: 6 fresh basil leaves torn, finely chopped tomatoes, red pepper flakes, grated Pecorino Romano cheese, fresh chopped roasted garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil over the top
  • Cooks Note for Ingredients:
  • This recipe is for 1 long hollowed-out loaf of Italian or French bread if you use a small round bread bowl use half the filling ingredients since it's half the size.
  • These are basic ingredients we like (you can choose whatever pizza toppings you like to go in your bread bowl see notes below.
  • Make croutons with leftover bread you cut out

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook any raw meats you are using and drain.
  3. Hollow out the center of the loaf or bowl ( being very careful not to cut through the bottom of the bread).
  4. Brush with olive oil all over then toast the bread and bake it for around 10- 12 minutes on a deep baking sheet (this keeps the bread from getting soggy).
  5. Remove from the oven and fill the center with whatever fillings you prefer listed under notes or use our recipe.
  6. Note: if you like more sauce add it after it's cooked on top of your slice to prevent the bread from being soggy.
  7. Top with sauce and cheese, herbs evenly sprinkled on top.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with Pecorino grated cheese.
  9. Bake around 20 to 30 minutes until the center is bubbling and the cheese is browned however you like your pizza.
  10. Cook longer if you want super crispy bread.
  11. Remove from the oven to cool down a little around 10 minutes as the filling is super hot.
  12. Slice and serve on the plate.
  13. See garnish suggestions above that are optional.

Notes

Topping/Filling Suggestions:


  • peppers, onion, artichoke hearts, olives, mushrooms
  • fresh spinach leaves or arugula
  • any kind of bottled jarred pizza sauce
  • make a full meat lovers pizza by adding loose sausage, pepperoni, bacon, or ham
  • use only vine-ripe diced tomatoes for best results
  • for seafood lovers, shrimp, scallops, or other shellfish
  • use any turkey pepperoni instead of regular
  • ricotta cheese mixed with garlic powder, shredded mozzarella
  • crushed meatballs in sauce
  • leftover steak with caramelized onions, extra sharp cheddar
  • any kind of assorted cheeses can be used that melt easily
  • leftover pasta filled the bread top with more marinara and cheese
  • cooked ground beef drained, crispy cooked bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce
  • leftover rotisserie chicken use hot sauce, not tomato sauce, crispy bacon, top with cheddar cheese
  • cooked breaded chicken, alfredo jarred sauce and swiss cheese
  • any other herbs you prefer
  • any other chopped vegetables
  • mix and match cheeses




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10 comments

  1. I love homemade bread. This looks delicious. I could make a meal of this!!

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  2. Wow! this is my new favorite recipe!

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  3. This bread looks so fluffy and delicious, loved this version of pizza bread loaf. Great Recipe!

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  4. It looks so delicious and easy! This is such an easy and delicious recipe, I cannot wait to make it again!

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  5. This is so good!! My whole family loved it!

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  6. Molto appetitosa ed invitante!!!

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  7. They look amazing! I love both ideas.

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  8. Woo hoo! It looks delicious, Claudia! My kind of food and it sounds easy enough to make it. Great recipe!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us, we featured it on Full Plate Thursday, 606. Hope you will come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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