Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pizza Bread

I used to love when my mom would make us pizza bread as a child so I was excited to find this recipe on Cooking During Stolen Moments. It turned out great! I served it with ranch and marinara sauce to dip it in and it was a very fun meal.

Pizza Bread

serves 6-8 (freeze a loaf or two for another day if you have a smaller family)

6-7 c. white flour
1 T. yeast
2 c. milk
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
2 t. Italian seasoning
3/4 c. pizza sauce
20 -25 slices pepperoni
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 200F then turn off to create a warm place for the dough to rise. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/2 c. flour with 1 T. yeast and set aside.

Add milk, water, butter or margarine, sugar and salt to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until warm but not hot.

Pour into large bowl with the flour and yeast. Stir or beat until well combined. Slowly work in remaining flour and Italian seasoning. You can do this with a wooden spoon or the dough hook of your mixer. You will know you have enough flour when the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and sticks together.

Knead (by hand or with an electric mixer) until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place in a large, lightly greased bowl, turn once to coat and cover with plastic wrap.

Let rise for 30-45 minutes in warmed oven, until dough is doubled in size.

Divide dough into 2 or 3 portions, depending on how big you want your loaves to be. I would recommend three loaves. I did only 2 and they were large enough that it was difficult to get bake them all the way through. Roll each ball of dough into a rectangle. Spread about 1/4 c. pizza sauce on each section of dough.

Sprinkle the pepperoni and cheeses on top of the pizza sauce.

Roll dough tightly, jelly-roll style, and pinch the seams shut.

Place, seam-side down, on lightly baked baking sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes (longer if only 2 loaves) until browned on top and bottom.


  1. This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it!


  2. Wow, this looks really good AND easy!

  3. These look good! We call them Pizza Wheels. Like Pin Wheels but with pizza dough instead of puff pastry! Mmmm.

  4. This looks like the PERFECT addition to my Super Bowl menu! Yum!

  5. I found your awesome blog via The Hockey Wife and I love all your recipes and tips. I used this idea for our dinner tonight and it was a HUGE hit with my picky kids. Thanks for sharing it and I look forward to trying more of your recipes!