Italian Bread Mini-Loaf Pizza

Carol Reams

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@CarolReams

Pizza sounded good for dinner, but I wanted to try using a loaf of bread instead of a canned fresh pizza dough. The bakery in the SweetBay grocery store I frequent had their fresh baked loaves of mini Italian bread on sale for 99 cents, so I brought two home. You can use any of your favorite pizza toppings, or sauce.


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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

2
mini-loaves italian bread, sliced in half and toasted
1/2-1/3 c
alfredo sauce, divided
2 50 slice
pepperoni, i had some left over after covering the 4 pieces of bread
1 8 oz
package diced ham
1 3.8 oz
can sliced black olives, drained
1 4 oz
can mushroom stems & pieces, drained
2 2 c
packages mixed pizza cheese

THE TRICK TO MAKING THIS BREAD BASED PIZZA IS TO NOT MAKE THE BREAD ITSELF SOGGY.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Slice the loaves of Italian bread, in half, the long way trying to cut the loaves equally in half like you would to make garlic bread.
2
Set the four pieces on bread cut side up on a 16" pizza pan or large cookie sheet. Move the oven rack up the 2nd from the top level in an electric oven. Slide the pizza pan in, and turn on the broiler element on the HI setting. It doesn't take long to toast the bread, mine was toasted with edges turning golden and middles dry to touch in about 4 minutes. Remove from oven.
3
Return the raised oven rack back to it's lower location, mine was back to the 4th level from the top. Set the oven to pre-heat at 375.
4
I spread a thin layer of Alfredo sauce on all 4 pieces of bread. Set aside on the pizza pan after placing a layer of pepperoni on each piece of bread.
5
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the rest of the topping ingredients, and add just enough Alfredo sauce to coat the mixture, then mix in about 1 cup of the pizza cheese. Divide this mixture evenly over the 4 pieces of bread as you pat it flat gently to evenly cover the bread.
6
Roughly divide the remaining shredded Pizza cheese over all four pizzas.
7
Return the pan to the pre-heated oven, and bake 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted without burning the edges of the bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pizza
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Pizza