Hearty Pizza Loaf

A quick bread filled with all the things you love about pizza.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 1

Grated Parmesan cheese
1
cup milk
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper, if desired
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
1/3
cup chopped pepperoni
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3
teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Generously grease loaf pan, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 or 9x5x3 inches; coat with Parmesan cheese.
  • 2 Mix milk, oil, basil, red pepper and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides and bottom of loaf from pan; remove from pan and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely before slicing. Store tightly wrapped in refrigerator up to 2 days.

Expert Tips

This hearty bread goes well with a simple green salad or purchased minestrone.

Freeze this cheesy pizza bread in a large freezer bag up to one month.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
20 mg
20 %;
Sodium
220 mg
220 %;
Total Carbohydrate
15 g
15 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
5 g
5 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.