Stuffed Italian Bread Recipe {with Pizza Toppings}

by Lisa Douglas

This pizza stuffed italian bread recipe is to DIE for! Buttery and crusty, with extra pepperoni and mozzarella, you simply must try it!

This recipe is sponsored by Carbonell and Social Moms.

Stuffed Italian Bread Recipe

Stuffed Italian Bread with Pizza

Have you ever eaten Stuffed Italian Bread before? It’s almost a fusion of cheesy garlic bread and pull apart bread. I love how you can add whatever ingredients you’d like to truly make it special for your family.

pizza stuffed italian bread

I decided to turn it into a Pizza-Stuffed Italian Bread for mine, because my kids adore pizza (and I truly love making our own), but because I really wanted this dinner/appetizer to sing using Carbonelli Olive Oil. The result is one of the most glorious, most appetizing dishes you’ve ever seen, it’s almost too pretty to eat.

Stuffed Italian Bread with Pizza Recipe

Using a bread knife (or any serrated knife available), slice gently on the diagonal, in one direction, being careful not to slice all the way to the bottom, then criss-crossing in the opposite direction, creating an X pattern.

cubed italian bread

Spread out a large piece of tin foil, sprayed with cooking spray, and place the bread on it, ensuring the foil is large enough to fit underneath it and close. (You might need two pieces.) Place the tin foil and bread into the baking pan you will be using.

italian bread foil

If you haven’t already, prepare your sausage and cut up your pepperoni; set aside.

cut-up pepperoni slices

Melt the butter, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the melted butter, olive oil, seasonings, garlic, and mustard together.

herbed olive oil mixture

Using a small basting brush, baste the seasoned olive oil mixture into every crevice of the bread, making sure every interior surface has been coated. (It is okay to get it on the crust, too.)

herbed olive oil cubed italian bread

Start stuffing the bread, first with sausage, then with pepperoni.

stuffed italian bread

Finally stuff the bread with both cheeses.

cheese stuffed italian bread

Sprinkle the top with a little more Parmesan.

cheese stuffed italian bread

Spray more cooking spray onto the foil before wrapping the foil closed, so the bread won’t stick, then close the foil, forming a pouch.

foil-wrapped stuffed italian bread

Place into the oven for 15-20 minutes; remove the foil from the top and place back into the oven for 5-10 minutes to brown.

cheesy stuffed italian bread

Remove from foil and place onto a platter to serve.

pizza stuffed italian bread

You can use a bread knife to cut off sections to serve, or have folks pick up one square at a time if they choose.

pizza stuffed italian bread

The most incredible thing about this Stuffed Italian Bread recipe is that you don’t have to use pizza toppings if you don’t want to (or even the toppings I used), you can stuff it with anything! Cheddar and broccoli stuffed Italian bread? BLT stuffed Italian bread? What about ham and swiss? Or, what about a breakfast stuffed italian bread? OMG! Can you imagine? Yum!!

pizza stuffed italian bread4

I promise you, this Stuffed Italian Bread is MAGICAL. It even tastes fantastic as leftovers straight from the fridge the next day without even heating! The cheese, the filling, the herbs, GAH! It’s simply a SHOWSTOPPER, isn’t it? Music for your mouth.

pizza stuffed italian bread

pizza stuffed italian bread

Stuffed Italian Bread with Pizza

Stuffed Italian Bread is almost a fusion of cheesy garlic bread and pull apart bread. I love how you can add whatever ingredients you’d like to truly make it special for your family.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Using a bread knife (or any serrated knife available), slice gently on the diagonal, in one direction, being careful not to slice all the way to the bottom, then criss-crossing in the opposite direction, creating an X pattern.
  • Spread out a large piece of tin foil, sprayed with cooking spray, and place the bread on it, ensuring the foil is large enough to fit underneath it and close. (You might need two pieces.) Place the tin foil and bread into the baking pan you will be using.
  • If you haven’t already, prepare your sausage and cut up your pepperoni; set aside.
  • Melt the butter, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the melted butter, olive oil, seasonings, garlic, and mustard together.
  • Using a small basting brush, baste the seasoned olive oil mixture into every crevice of the bread, making sure every interior surface has been coated. (It is okay to get it on the crust, too.)
  • Start stuffing the bread, first with sausage, then with pepperoni.
  • Finally stuff the bread with both cheeses.
  • Sprinkle the top with a little more Parmesan.
  • Spray more cooking spray onto the foil before wrapping the foil closed, so the bread won’t stick, then close the foil, forming a pouch.
  • Place into the oven for 15-20 minutes; remove the foil from the top and place back into the oven for 5-10 minutes to brown.
  • Remove from foil and place onto a platter to serve.
  • You can use a bread knife to cut off sections to serve, or have folks pick up one square at a time if they choose.
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For more daringly bold and fun recipes like this one, visit DareToCarbonell.com, where you can experience the three different and bold worlds of Carbonell Olive Oil. You can find more daring blogger-created Carbonell recipes like mine here as well.

How to Make Stuffed Italian Bread with Pizza Toppings

What about you? What daring recipe would YOU make using Carbonell olive oil? Do you think this recipe is something your family might enjoy?

Also, be sure to check out my recipe index, which is my virtual recipe box of everything I’ve created. Some more fun pizza themed recipes include my popular Easy Pizza Bread recipe, Pizza Stuffed Burgers, and Pizza Pasta.

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