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How to Make Easy Homemade Pizza Bread Recipes

Updated on July 14, 2022
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Gabriel Wilson loves to cook, eat tasty foods, and drink a glass of wine—without having to do the washing up.

Tomato and Herb Pizza Bread with Crushed Garlic and Olive Oil

Easy Pizza Bread Recipe
Easy Pizza Bread Recipe | Source

I love movie nights: a glass of chilled white wine and some easy food. Pizza is one of my favorite easy foods. Rather than make the exact same pizzas I like to top my pizzas with similar ingredients but with a complimentary variation. The following recipes are simple variations: both easy and tasty—similar yet quite different. Perfect for a night in with the girls or the boys.

If your Saturday night in is with the kids, use tomato sauce for a base and let them choose their own toppings—ham and pineapple, chicken and sweetcorn, cheese and spring onion, peppers and salami or leftovers. My daughter loves chopped up sausages and sliced red onion and weirdly bolognese with grated parmesan cheese on top—albeit not on the same pizza!

First up is the pizza base. I usually make lots of dough and freeze individual dough balls in oiled freezer bags. When I want a pizza for dinner I leave one of the dough bags out, and once defrosted (a couple of hours) Hey presto! I have pizza dough ready to roll. Easy pizza for a Saturday night in.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 2 hours 15 min
Yields: Serves four


  • 500g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 7g fast-action dried yeast
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 350ml tepid water


  1. Put the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well and put the yeast in the middle.
  2. Pour in the olive oil and the tepid water. Use your hands to combine the ingredients to a soft pillowy dough.
  3. Tip the dough onto a floured work surface and knead for about 20 minutes until you have a smooth, elastic dough ball.
  4. Put the dough into a large clean oiled bowl and cover with cling film. Place somewhere warm and leave to rise till doubed in size (1 and 1/2 to 2 hours).
  5. Pre-heat your oven to 220°C. Punch the risen dough hard to knock out the air and tip onto a floured surface.
  6. Divide the dough into 2 balls (this is the point to freeze if not using): working with one dough ball at a time roll it into a square shape (or circles if you prefer) dusting as you go to stop the dough from sticking.
  7. Put the pizza bases onto lighly oiled baking trays: pressing your fingers into the dough to create small imprints.
  8. We are now ready to top our pizzas and bake them in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes till a nice golden colour. The base should be cooked through; crisp but not hard.
Pizza Recipe With Cherry Tomatoes And Herbs
Pizza Recipe With Cherry Tomatoes And Herbs | Source

Tomato and Herb Pizza Bread with Crushed Garlic and Olive Oil


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of good balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove finely crushed (love garlic, use two cloves)
  • 10 to 15 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 spring onions finely diced or snipped
  • Small handful of fresh thyme leaves
  • Small handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Sea salt and black pepper to season (optional)


  1. Drizzle one tbsp of olive oil over the pizza base, using a pastry brush lightly brush over the base.
  2. Add the crushed garlic to the remaining tbsp of olive oil with the balsamic vinegar, whisk to mix and leave to one side.
  3. Scatter over the halved cherry tomatoes.
  4. Place the herbs evenly over the pizza and add the diced spring onions.
  5. Drizzle over the balsamic vinegar and olive oil with the crushed garlic mix, season and bake (as above).

Three Cheese and Tomato Pizza Bread with Marinated Sage Leaves

Three Cheese Easy Pizza Recipe
Three Cheese Easy Pizza Recipe | Source

3 Cheese and Tomato Pizza Bread with Marinated Sage Leaves


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 10 to 15 cherry tomatoes halved
  • Small handfull of fresh sage leaves
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme leaves
  • 200g of brie cheese diced into small cubes
  • 50g of red cheddar cheese grated
  • 50g parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp of finely diced green chilli flakes (optional)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to season (optional)


  1. Marinate the sage leaves in the cider vinegar for about 10 minutes (sage has a strong flavor and marinading the leaves in the cider vinegar softens the flavor to compliment the cheese and the cherry tomatoes).
  2. Scatter the haved cherry tomatoes and cubes of brie cheese over the base and sprinkle with the thyme leaves.
  3. Add the grated cheddar and grated parmesan cheese.
  4. Pat dry your sage leaves and add evenly to your pizza. They will crisp up lovely and compliment the cheese flavours.
  5. Sprinkle over the green chilli flakes, season and bake (as above).

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Cook's Notes

  • To enjoy your pizza without the fuss, don't forget to make a batch of dough and freeze it. Come Saturday all you have to do is leave the dough out in the morning or if you are home for the afternoon leave it out a couple of hours before you want it.
  • I chose to opt out of the usual tomato base sauce: I think these recipes work better without it, but that doesn't mean you have to, however I would recommend trying it as it is first.
  • If you want to add more toppings to your pizza bread any of the following listed will also work. Singular or as combos: cooked chicken and bbq sauce; smoked bacon and sweetcorn; spicy salami rings and pineapple chunks; goats cheese and slices of red salad onion.
  1. Thinly sliced chouriço
  2. Cubes of smoked bacon
  3. Cooked chicken
  4. Cooked turkey
  5. Spicy salami rings
  6. Small shrimp
  7. Tuna flakes
  8. Red peppers, roasted, skinned and cut into strips
  9. Yellow peppers, roasted, skinned and cut into strips
  10. Courgettes, cut into thin strips
  11. Thinly sliced mushrooms
  12. Thin slices of red salad onion
  13. Pineapple chunks
  14. Sweetcorn
  15. Sweet chilli sauce
  16. Barbecue Sauce
  17. Pesto
  18. Pine nuts
  19. Mozzarella cheese
  20. Goats cheese

© 2014 Gabriel Wilson


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