Whole Grain Pizza Bread {Freezer Meal}


Whole Grain Pizza Bread

These whole grain pizzas are filled with simple ingredients, require minimal effort, and are a kid favorite! Make some today.

I feel silly posting this as new, exciting recipe. Because many of you already make this, right? But, Whole Grain Pizza Bread actually is kind of a new, exciting thing recently discovered in our house!

Like so many of our favorites, this recipe requires few ingredients, takes only about 20 minutes, and it’s actually decently healthy. I mean you’ve got whole grain bread (find this in the bakery section of your grocery store or a local bakery), marinara (make your own or buy a good, organic brand), and then a bit of yummy cheese provides protein and calcium. Feel free to add veggies as a topping, too, but honestly I probably won’t swap out the Applegate Uncured Mini Turkey Pepperonis myself. They were stellar.

Take a gander at how very simple this recipe is…

These whole grain pizzas are filled with simple ingredients, require minimal effort, and are a kid favorite! Make some today.

Oh and here’s an idea I’m going to try next time. I’m going to double this recipe and freeze the extras in foil wrap. (You know our love for freezer cooking!) I think Whole Grain Pizza Bread would work really well if you just pop it in the oven frozen and cook for a bit longer–say 20-25 minutes. Think it’s worth a shot? I’ll let you know when I do it.

These whole grain pizzas are filled with simple ingredients, require minimal effort, and are a kid favorite! Make some today.

Whole Grain Pizza Bread
 
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Whole grain pizza bread is filled with simple ingredients, require minimal effort, and are a kid favorite! Make some today and put a batch in the freezer for a future meal.
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Serves: 8-10 as an appetizer; 4-6 as an entree
Ingredients
  • 2 whole grain baguettes
  • about 2 cups marinara or pizza sauce
  • about 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • your favorite toppings (I used uncured turkey pepperoni)
  • about 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice each baguette lengthwise, making two even halves. Place the halves crust side down on a greased or lined sheet pan.
  3. Spread marinara/pizza sauce evenly over the baguettes.
  4. Top evenly with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Next add your favorite toppings. (Note: I've only tested this with turkey pepperoni and they were the perfect thickness.)
  6. End with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and a little Italian seasoning.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden on top.
  8. Slice into individual portions and serve hot.
Notes
Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze:
Assemble the pizza bread through Step 6, but do not bake. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and one or two layers of foil. Freeze.

To Prepare:
Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, unwrap, and bake as directed. Or unwrap and bake directly from frozen as directed, until cheese is melted and it's warmed through. It will take 5-10 extra cooking minutes from frozen.


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Comments

  1. peggy altazan says

    I am going to try this pizza recipe tomorrow night! Thank you for posting! 🙂

  2. Adrianna says

    I was never able to make a decent pizza dough so I tried using bread instead. It tastes better and is healthier than a regular dough.

  3. Tracey says

    where did you get your whole grain bread?? I’m thinking that Trader Joes multigrain baguette would work really well with this. Are you familiar with what I’m talking about??

  4. Terri says

    Made this tonight and it was a huge hit, thank you Rachel

    • Rachel says

      That’s great! I’ll let my son know who developed the recipe. 🙂

  5. Sarah says

    Did you ever try freezing it? 🙂 Curious to know how it worked!!

    • Rachel says

      You know, I don’t think I have yet because my family always eats it so quickly. The leftovers are great to heat up, too.

      • Sarah says

        Thank you for replying! 🙂