Quick and Easy Pizza Bread – perfect for freezing so you can make individual servings later. Lotsa veggies, kid-friendly, total comfort food.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 cups chopped bell peppers (I used green, yellow, and red)
- 2 cups chopped mushrooms
- salt to taste
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 small ciabatta loaves
- Veggies: Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the peppers and saute for 5 minutes; add the mushrooms and season with salt. Saute until soft. Drain excess moisture and set aside.
- Hamburger: Brown the hamburger with a little bit of water. Season with salt and pepper or a little seasoning salt. Break apart thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Drain off the excess moisture and combine with the veggies. Add the pizza sauce and stir to combine. Place in the fridge to cool.
- Assembling: Cut the tops off of the ciabatta loaves in a V-shape, leaving plenty of space inside the loaf for filling. Remove the filling from the fridge and mix in the cheese – if you add it while it’s hot, the cheese melts and sort of just disappears. Stuff each loaf with filling, and top with extra cheese if you want.
- Baking: Bake at 400 degrees until the filling is warm and the bread is crispy on the outside. If they’re frozen, the baking will take longer (more like 20-30 minutes), but if they’re not frozen, it should only take 10-15 minutes.
My Grandma uses English muffins for the bread, and keeps them in the freezer for quick and easy dinners! The English muffins bake up nice and crispy and are super low maintenance. Win win! I’ve used English muffins, baguettes, and mini ciabatta loaves – all are perfect for a quick individual frozen meal because you can make a lot of them, but then just bake one or two at a time. When I use ciabatta loaves, I reserve the bread tops and save them for soup dippers.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: American
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