Stuffed Pizza Bread

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Stuffed Pizza Bread

Oh my goodness am I ever excited to share this recipe with you! I stumbled upon this Stuffed Pizza Bread recipe and it was in my possession less than an hour before I made it!  That’s how amazing it looked and sounded!  Obviously I can’t eat it due to Celiac Disease, but I can get joy out of making good food for my family 🙂

Luck would have it that I had just purchased some Italian loaves to make my freezer garlic bread.  I whipped up some homemade pizza sauce and everything else was on hand! Back in the day when I could eat gluten, Italian food was my favorite!  So I still have a soft spot in my heart for it.

The kids were very impatient while I was taking pictures, so I barely got any snapped! I don’t blame them though, the smell was very enticing 🙂



This would make an incredible pizza dip too!  Toast the bread instead of stuffing it and dip into the gooey dish, YUMM!!


Stuffed Pizza Bread
LittleChefTip: Use clean kitchen scissors to cut the pepperoni in half, then half again. Saves time!
Servings 2 loaves


  • 2 thick Italian loaves or 2 French baguettes
  • 10 ounces cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup pizza sauce plus more to serve on the side
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups pepperoni slices chopped, divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Cut each loaf into 4 equal-sized pieces. Use a long knife to remove the insides, keeping some bread along the edges. Pull out the loose bread to leave hollow bread quarters. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, parmesan, basil, dried oregano, and 1 1/4 cup of the chopped pepperoni.
  • Mix well to combine in a Kitchen Aid mixer, or with a hand mixer.
  • Stuff the bread quarters with the pizza dip mixture, using a spoon to help pack the dip in.
  • Once the bread is stuffed, transfer it to a cutting board. Line up the quarters so that they fit together as they did before the loaf was cut.
  • Slice the bread into pieces that are approximately 1" thick.
  • Tear a piece of heavy duty foil that is longer than the loaf. Slide the loaf slices off of the cutting board and onto the foil, keeping them together.
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and garlic powder. Brush the garlic butter over the bread, allowing some to drip down between the slices.
  • Top with the remaining 1/4 cup pepperoni and sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese.
  • Wrap the foil around the bread and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Unwrap the bread and bake for 5 minutes, or until the top browns slightly.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese, and serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
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  1. Your Stuffed Pizza Bread looks delicious. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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