Pizza is always a favorite at my house. The truth is, we love basically any type of pizza. Recently, I’ve expanded my repertoire to include pizza bread.
They are easy to make and super tasty. There are also many different types, so you you can change it up anytime you want.
Want classic pizza bread? I’ve got you covered. Prefer kid friendly options? You’ll find that too. If you are concerned about your health, check out the healthy types of pizza bread. No matter your taste and preference, you are sure to find the perfect type of pizza bread!
Traditional Pizza Bread
Traditional pizza bread is a bit of a misnomer. Pizza is traditionally made with a crust, after all. It also originated in ancient Greece and surrounding areas, so it’s been around for a very long time. Pizza bread, on the other hand, was born in 1960, in a food truck.
Still, when you think of pizza bread, you probably have some preconceived notion of what it should be. If you consider yourself a bread pizza traditionalist, these are the types for you.
1. French Bread Pizza
French bread pizza is likely what comes to mind when you think of pizza bread. French bread is perfect for pizza. The dough is dense enough to hold up to the sauce and toppings, but still soft and tender. The light crust adds to the indulgent experience.
Best of all, it can be made quickly. All you need is French bread, sauce, and the toppings of your choosing.
However, this deserves a note about French bread. The truth is, what we call French bread is not truly French. So, when the recipe calls for French bread, it means that beautiful soft loaf of bread that’s labeled as French bread in your local supermarket.
You could make the bread yourself, but part of the charm of bread pizza is its ease. I recommend buying the bread, and focusing your effort on the other ingredients.
When it comes to toppings, the choice is yours. French bread pizza is excellent with cheese and a bit of oregano. You can also add pepperoni, or any of your favorite toppings.
2. Italian Pizza Bread
Italian pizza bread can be made with French or Italian bread. What makes it Italian isn’t actually the bread. Instead, it’s the ingredients that are added to it.
The toppings typically include olives, cherry peppers, ricotta salata, salami, and red pepper flakes. Add a little Romano cheese to the top. From there, you can adjust the ingredients to your preferences.
It’s simple to make, but it tastes like you worked really hard on it. It’s great for situations when you want a mature looking dish, without a ton of work.
3. Margheriti Pizza Bread
Margheriti pizza is traditionally made with fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese. This also applies to Margheriti pizza bread.
It starts with French bread. You can make your own pizza sauce by finely dicing tomatoes. A simpler version is to purchase crushed tomatoes. Toss them in a pot with some garlic and butter to reduce it into a sauce.
Add the sauce to your bread, and then add the mozarella. Then, you’ll add thinly sliced fresh tomatoes and fresh basil.
Stuffed and Rolled Pizza Bread
Stuffed or rolled pizza bread is different from traditional pizza bread. Pizza bread is typically open face, which means the toppings are exposed.
In contrast, these types of pizza bread have the toppings sandwiched (see what I did there) in between the bread.
They are particularly great if you are eating on the go. No worrying about losing your toppings during your busy day.
4. Rolled Pizza Bread
Rolled pizza bread is a tasty treat everyone will love. It’s also fairly easy to make, particularly if you use store bought yeast dough. You can also make your own yeast dough if you have the time and energy to do so.
Once you have the dough, you’ll add the toppings. Be sure to leave about an inch of dough without toppings. This helps when you are rolling it up.
You can opt for a simple feeling with tomatoes or tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. You can also add a few of your favorite toppings. Pepperoni works well with this type of pizza bread.
Once you’ve added your toppings, you’ll roll it similar to a jelly roll or a croissant. Bake it in the oven, and enjoy.
5. Stuffed Pizza Bread
Stuffed pizza bread is very similar to rolled pizza bread. However, it looks like a regular loaf of bread, until you cut it. Then it reveals its pizza goodness.
It’s an excellent choice for parties and other get togethers, or even a family dinner.
It uses yeast dough as well. The toppings can be customized. Choose vegetarian, meat lovers, or simple cheese.
You’ll take the dough, and roll it into a rectangle shape. Add your toppings. Then, bring half the long side of the rectangle over the toppings. Bring the other half over, creating a seam. Leave a bit of overlap to help it seal properly.
It’s best if it’s seam side down before cooking, but it’s not essential. Brush it with egg whites before baking to help it brown and seal.
6. Stuffed Italian Bread
Pizza bread isn’t typically elegant, particularly stuffed pizza bread. However, stuffed Italian bread looks so great, you can serve it at a low-key dinner party.
Instead of being completely closed, like stuffed pizza bread, it has sections that are open.
This is accomplished by cutting the bread. Cut it in diagonal lines, but don’t go all the way through the bread. Then, cut it in diagonal lines in the opposite direction, again without slicing completely through.
As you stuff the bread, pieces will find their way on top. Start with seasoned olive oil. Then add meat toppings, if using. Then stuff with cheese. Cover before baking.
7. Pull Apart Pizza Bread
To make pull apart pizza bread, you’ll use three layers of dough. You can make your own yeast dough, or purchase store bough dough. Any pizza sauce will work, but the thicker it is, the better. If you choose to use canned tomatoes, be sure to reduce them before using.
Roll out the first layer of dough. Add your sauce and toppings. Then, add the second layer of dough. Add sauce and toppings. Then, top with the third layer of dough.
Now, you’ll need to cut it into small triangles. Once that’s done, you’ll twist each triangle. Then, connect two triangles together. Continue until all triangles are twisted and connected. Pinch the ends, and baste with olive oil before baking.
Healthy Pizza Bread
Pizza bread usually isn’t what comes to mind when you think about healthy choices. However, this isn’t always the case.
Pizza bread can be both healthy and tasty with the right ingredients. If you want to enjoy pizza bread guilt free, check out these types of healthy pizza bread.
8. Pita Bread Pizza
Pita bread pizza uses, you guessed it, pita bread. Pita bread originates from the Middle East, but it’s become popular around the world. It may seem like an unleavened type of bread, but it does contain yeast.
Traditional yeast bread is proofed for a few hours. Pita bread, on the other hand, is proofed for only 15 minutes.
It’s typically higher in fiber and protein than other types of bread, and lower in salt. That’s why it’s often seen as a healthier type of bread.
Pita bread pizzas are super easy to make. Choose a healthy pita bread. Then you’ll need sauce, cheese, and any other toppings you choose.
9. Wheat Bread Pizza
Wheat bread pizza is another way to get your pizza fix without sacrificing your health. To make it, you’ll need slices of wheat bread. This type of bread doesn’t have pizza sauce.
You can use curd or low fat cheese. Top with your favorite veggies, and add a little oregano and red pepper flakes.
10. Flatbread Pizza
Flatbread pizza is made with flatbread. Flatbread is similar to pita bread. However, flatbread is unleavened, which means it doesn’t have yeast.
Technically, there’s no proof that flat bread is healthier than regular bread, particularly wheat bread. However, it’s not a bad choice for a healthy meal.
To make flatbread pizza, you’ll need flatbread, of course. You’ll also need pizza sauce of your choosing, and any toppings you want to add. Pop it in the oven, and then enjoy.
Breakfast Pizza Bread
Pizza is great anytime of day. Let’s face it, we’ve all had a leftover slice of pizza for breakfast at some point. It’s a guilty pleasure.
However, breakfast pizza is a well recognized breakfast food, unlike last night’s pizza pie.
11. Breakfast Pizza Bread
Breakfast pizza bread is made with French bread. Instead of pizza sauce, use mayo for this type of pizza. When it comes to toppings, think your breakfast favorites. Bacon, sausage, or ham are all valid options. Eggs are a must have for this type of pizza.
Instead of mozzarella, use cheddar for this bread. It tastes better with breakfast ingredients.
You can spice it up by using chipotle mayo, and adding hot sauce after the pizza is finished cooking.
12. Breakfast Pizza Pockets
Breakfast pizza pockets are a great way to have a healthy breakfast without a lot of time. You make them with pizza dough. Roll it out into squares.
You can choose small squares or large, depending on your preferences. Add your favorite breakfast items. Bacon, egg, and cheese are a personal favorite.
Then, you simply add another piece of dough to the top, press together, and bake.
Family Fun Pizza Bread
Cooking for kids is tough. Meals must meet certain specifications. They need to be healthy, but also appeal to kids. Preferably, they also appeal to adults as well, and suit everyone’s tastes.
This can be a tall order, but fun pizza bread is one way of accomplishing this.
13. Pizza toast
Pizza toast is perfect for an easy lunch or dinner. The best part is that kids can help create the meal. It’s made with regular bread.
You’ll toast the bread. Then add your pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. Toat or broil until the cheese melts, and enjoy.
It couldn’t be any simpler. It’s also healthier than store bought pizza. Let’s face it, it tastes better as well. Kids will love it, and the adults may enjoy the change as well.
14. French Bread Pizza Boats
French bread pizza boats are a fun take on traditional French bread pizza. You can customize it for breakfast or make it with traditional pizza toppings.
The key is the bread. Pick up French bread. However, instead of a large loaf, it’s best to get a few smaller baguettes. Then, you can use them as individual servings.
Cut the top off the bread by cutting into the bread in an angle on each side. You should then be able to remove the center of the bread, while the bottom is intact. Now, you simply fill it with your favorite toppings.
These are great for everyone. They are simple to eat, and the boat style provides a little more fun. They also taste great.
15. Mini Pizza Bagels
Mini pizza bagels are fun and easy. You’ll need mini bagels, of course. Then, just add your favorite sauce and pizza toppings. They are ideal for breakfast or lunch, depending on the toppings you choose. Bake until the cheese is melted, and you’re ready to eat.
It’s a great way to sneak some veggies into your kids diet, by adding them to the toppings. They can also be served as a snack.