Thursday, January 31, 2013

40-Minute Pizza Bread

A good pizza bread makes an excellent addition to any party. 

Typical recipes, however, take hours to make.  This bread is a 40-minute recipe, which makes it possible for even an evening dinner!

I used the bread dough recipe from my 40-minute dinner rolls (recipe here) and made two loaves of this delicious pizza bread. 

Stuff it with your favorite fillings – the possibilities are endless. 

40-Minute Pizza Bread – Finding Joy in My Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 T yeast
  • 1 C + 1 T warm water
  • 1/8 C oil
  • 1/8 C sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 C white whole flour
  • Freezer-Friendly Pizza Sauce
  • Toppings: spinach, pepperoni, sauted mushrooms & bell peppers, black olives, etc. 
  • Shredded cheese (we used mozzarella & cheddar)
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning


To make the dough, combine 1 1/2 T yeast (instant dry yeast) with 1 C + 1 T warm water in the base of your mixer.  Add in 1/8 C sugar, 1/8 C oil and 3/4 tsp. salt, and allow the yeast to foam. 

Then, pour in a total of 3 C flour.  We used half whole wheat and half white whole wheat. 

Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes until dough combines and is stretchy when pulled.

Cover and allow the dough to sit for 5 minutes while you prepare the toppings. 

Divide the dough in half.  Roll out each half on a lightly floured surface (if needed) until you have a large rectangle. 

Spread pizza sauce over the dough. 

Layer spinach over the sauce and arrange the toppings over the top. 

Use whatever toppings you would like. 

I do recommend, if using fresh veggies that you sauté them first so they decrease in moisture as that will prevent the pizza bread from becoming soggy. 

Sprinkle the cheese over the top. 

Roll up the dough, sealing the seam with a little water. 

Spritz with an olive oil spray and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, if desired. 

Repeat with the other half of dough, or freeze the dough for later!

Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes. 

Slice and serve. 



  1. That looks so yummy! I think I may try it this weekend for a superbowl party.

  2. wow! can't believe you can put this together in 40 minutes! will have to try this for a quick week-night dinner soon..question: when you cover and let the dough sit for 5 mins - should it be in a warm spot??

  3. We LOVE recipes like this! Anything that is like pizza, or stromboli, etc, my husband just goes crazy over. We are going to be trying this for sure :)

  4. Mmmmm mmmm... thanks for the basic idea! I just made a cheeseburger variation... filled it with some seasoned (pre-cooked) ground beef, almost-caramelized onions, and muenster cheese. It was so rich and sweet, I'm glad I had a salad to balance it out. Delightful!

    1. What a delicious idea -- I love the cheeseburger variation. Delicious.


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