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Sausage & Ricotta Stuffed Pizza Bread: Great For Those Italian Cravings

Weeknight Dinner Pizza Bread Recipe

Pizza bread is one of those ultimate comfort foods that never gets old. If your household is anything like mine, we could literally eat some form of pizza creation each and every day. The good news is that it’s actually possible to create fun and new pizza ideas pretty simply by just incorporating ingredients that you feel would work well together. 

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Pizza Bread Is The Easiest Comfort Food Ever

I love that you can get creative with this pizza bread recipe – if you aren’t certain about your toppings of choice, just add more cheese! Cheese overcomes any obstacle when it comes to eating delicious pizza. Have no fear or worry about the taste and flavors of this amazing Sausage and Ricotta Stuffed Pizza Bread recipe, though.

If you love pizza, and you love sausage and ricotta, this dinner option is certain to be a slam dunk in your house. And who can deny that stuffed pizza bread is the ultimate comfort food? No one!

Better make an extra-large batch because your family will be asking for seconds before they even finish their first serving. The ease of this recipe is evident from start to finish, and your family will be standing by the oven waiting for it to be done. Serve them up a slice of pizza pie heaven with this delicious Sausage and Ricotta Stuffed Pizza Bread recipe!

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How To Make This Pizza Bread Recipe

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

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Place 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chopped onion to the skillet, and cook until the onion has browned, is soft, and translucent. Set the onion aside in a bowl and keep warm. 

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Add 2 pounds of ground Italian sausage to the same skillet, and cook until browned, chopping up any large pieces with a cooking spoon. 

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When the meat is just browned, add in a mix of 1 ½ teaspoons of Oregano and 2 teaspoons of Basil. 

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Add in 2 cloves of minced garlic.

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Pour in 1 ½ to 2 cups of pizza sauce. Stir to combine all of the ingredients well, and add salt or pepper to taste. 

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While the meat is browning, hollow out the insides of two loaves of French bread.

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Set the bread from the inside of the loaves aside to use in another dish as you see fit. 

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Place one cup of ricotta cheese into each hollowed out loaf of bread, and smooth it out with the back of a spoon.

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Top each loaf of bread with half of the meat mixture. 

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Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese to the top of each loaf of bread on top of the meat mixture. 

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Sprinkle ¼ of a cup of Parmesan cheese on the very top of the loaves of bread. 

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Place the bread into the oven on a baking sheet for 8-10 minutes until the cheese on the top has browned and become bubbly. 

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Serve with a garnish of herbs and a side of fresh salad greens. 

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Yield: 2 Loaves

Sausage & Ricotta Stuffed Pizza Bread: Great For Those Italian Cravings

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A delicious and easy Italian dinner option, this pizza bread recipe is sure to be a hit in your family's home.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Ground mild Italian sausage
  • 1 ½ - 2 c. Pizza sauce
  • 2 c. Mozzarella cheese
  • ½ c. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 c. Ricotta cheese
  • 1 ½ tsp. Oregano
  • 2 tsp. Basil
  • 2 Cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 Loaves of French bread
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chopped onion to the skillet, and cook until the onion has browned, is soft, and translucent. Set the onion aside in a bowl and keep warm. 
  3. Add 2 pounds of ground Italian sausage to the same skillet, and cook until browned, chopping up any large pieces with a cooking spoon. 
  4. When the meat is just browned, add in a mix of 1 ½ teaspoons of Oregano and 2 teaspoons of Basil. 
  5. Add in 2 cloves of minced garlic.
  6. Pour in 1 ½ to 2 cups of pizza sauce. Stir to combine all of the ingredients well, and add salt or pepper to taste. 
  7. While the meat is browning, hollow out the insides of two loaves of French bread. Set the bread from the inside of the loaves aside to use in another dish as you see fit. 
  8. Place one cup of ricotta cheese into each hollowed out loaf of bread, and smooth it out with the back of a spoon. 
  9. Top each loaf of bread with half of the meat mixture. 
  10. Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese to the top of each loaf of bread on top of the meat mixture. 
  11. Sprinkle ¼ of a cup of Parmesan cheese on the very top of the loaves of bread. 
  12. Place the bread into the oven on a baking sheet for 8-10 minutes until the cheese on the top has browned and become bubbly. 
  13. Serve with a garnish of herbs and a side of fresh salad greens. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1/8 Loaf

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 822mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 20g

**Nutritional facts are calculated by a third party. Actual nutritional values may vary.

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