Jul 22

Pizza Bread Bowl

Welcome to Foodie Friday! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl + Jess from Hello To Fit to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme = Pinterest Curiosities!

Remember wayyy back in the day when I made a pizza cake for Friendsgiving? (A Tikka Masala Pizza Cake, to be exact!) Well, I’m at it again, but this time, it’s in the form of a Pizza Bread Bowl.

I saw this lovely goodness of imgur (I know it’s not the same as pinterest, but let’s face it, it’s probably on pinterest too!) and decided we had to make our own. (This was back when I was still bumming on Sean’s floor during my last rotation in medical school.)

We had a lot of fun during that month, including conversations like these when Mike came by to visit:

M: We’ve got a harem of chicks!
M’s dad:Really?
M: Yeah! (hands phone to me)
F: Hi!
M’s dad: Oh! You do have a girl over!
M: Yeah!
M’s dad: But only one?
F: I’m cool enough to be multiple chicks!
M: We have more than one!
F (falsetto): Hello!
M’s dad: Who’s that?
F (falsetto): My name’s Stephanie!
M’s dad: You sound like a little kid!
F (falsetto): I’m offended. :[
M: I need to go play Call of Duty now. Bye dad! (hangs up) Thanks, Farrah!

M: Do you guys have another mattress?
S: Not exactly, unless you’d like to share with one of us.
M: Can we push them all together? It’ll be like having a sleepover! …I realize we’re not in high school anymore, but still! I sleep shirtless and I like to be little spoon. That’s non-negotiable.

pizza bread bowl

Can you guess what we stuffed in here!?!?

Sean is a big fan of Newman’s Own’s Sockarooni Pasta Sauce since it has tomato puree, diced tomatoes, green + red bell peppers, mushrooms, salt, cane sugar, extra virgin olive oil, spices, and dried garlic. (Twas a good choice. That sauce is amazing.) Plus, the company helps out a lot of different charities, so what’s not to like!?

This recipe is super super versatile (it’s pizza, after all), so go to town with whatever toppings you like! Sean didn’t like pineapples (…), so I didn’t add those in here, but ah, these were absolutely delicious!

…Just don’t be surprised if you fall into a food coma immediately afterward.

Pizza Bread Bowl

pizza bread bowl


  • 1 bread bowl
  • 1 cup Newman’s Own Sockarooni Pasta Sauce
  • 4-8 oz. fresh mozzarella (or more, to taste)
  • 1/4 cup green bell peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup white button mushrooms, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onions, diced
  • 2-3 oz. turkey pepperoni
  • sprinkle of white + yellow cheddar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Slice the top of the bread and take out the insides. Add ~1/2 cup marinara sauce into the bottom of the bread bowl, then layer in the mozzarella, bell peppers, mushrooms, and red onions.
  3. Add in the remaining mozzarella and top with pepperoni.
  4. Wrap the bread bowl in foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Cool for ~10 minutes before serving.

pizza bread bowl

End-of-Week-ish Recap!

  • Have you ever gone spelunking? Before I graduated, I went with my friend on a self-guided tour through the Lost World Caverns in West Virginia!
  • It’s time for another Recipe ReDux! This month, we’re getting all our veggies “in shape”–check out this super easy + healthy vegetarian recipe for Spicy Zoodles with Tofu!

  • What are your favorite pizza toppings?
  • Do you think you could finish one of these in one sitting?

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  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Hahaha o my goodness! This is so badass 😉 That is the way to throw a pizza party 😉 ALL the carbs!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, right? And no one can fight over the food because everyone has one of their own! 😛

  2. Annmarie

    Mmmm if only I could have pizza! This looks so good!
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, darn! I’ll have to think of substitutions/variations! :O

  3. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    I used to get the soup bread bowls at the Atlanta Bread Co (like a Panera). Carbs on carbs. And we got a sourdough bread bowl in San Fran. AMAZING
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    1. Farrah

      Alllll the carbs!! I really want to make chicken corn chowder and stuff it in a bowl, but it’s going to have to wait til it’s not so freakishly hot outside!

      I’m glad you got to try the ones in SF! 😀

  4. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Oh wow! That really does look amazing! Can’t imagine how that could taste bad! HOpe you have have nice weekend.
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    1. Farrah

      It’s got me craving pizza again, hahaha. *-*

  5. Courtney

    You would have had me at either pizza or bread, but to put them together? There’s no way I *wouldn’t* love this!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you get to try it out sometime! (Word of warning–it is superrrrr filling, hahaha.)

  6. Heather @ Run Eat Play

    This looks amazing! My favorite pizza toppings are onion, bacon, and pineapple. I have yet to find someone who likes this combo as much as me!

    1. Farrah

      I can’t eat bacon (I usually swap it out for chicken), or those would be my favorites right there!

  7. Angelena Marie

    This recipe is so cool! I love pizza, and can honestly can say I haven’t ever had anything in a bread bowl, but it sounds delish! I am going to have to give this a try!!

    1. Farrah

      This would be a good first for a bread bowl, but make sure you’re super hungry! ;P

  8. Masala girl

    Farrah! Love the concept. But I was totes hoping for a bread bowl recipe!! What did u buy?
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, I’m sorry! I am way too lazy to make the bread from scratch (we were also too hungry, haha). I put my friend in charge of buying the bread, so he came back from Kroger with 2 small loaves of their sourdough boule bread, but you can use any kind you like as long as it’s big enough to be hollowed out in the inside for goodies!

  9. Lora @ Crazy Running Girl

    OMG YUM! Sounds so good!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Lora! It was super tasty! <3

  10. Esther

    oh, what a fun idea! I need to try this with my nanny kiddos! I have a feeling the would LOVE it!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Farrah

      I think they would too! ;P Pizza is always a favorite!

  11. Kristy from Southern In Law

    Ummm…… YUM!

    Jesse would totally die of happiness if I made this as it combines his two favourite things!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, it was so delicious! 😀 I kinda want another one, although it’s super hot right now, so I’m all about the cold things lately…

  12. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition

    Such a cool idea Farrah! I’ve never thought to do something like that but it would be a hit with my family.

    I’m going to check out your tikka masala one as well!

    1. Farrah

      hehehe, it looked too awesome to not try! 😛 I’m glad it turned out okay! Hope you and your family like it if you get a chance to try it out! 😀

  13. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    Wow, this looks AWESOME! I can think of so many yummy things to stuff this with. My daughter (along with my hubs and I) would go to town on these guys!
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  14. Harriet Emily

    Yummmmm! This looks so incredible Farrah, such a great idea too! I definitely need to make myself one for dinner tonight! <3
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  15. Debrashoppeno5

    This looks so good.
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! :D!

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