Caprese Style Pizza Bread

These are scrum-diddly-umptious, super-duper-easy, and oh-so-quick! Seriously, you only need four ingredients and fifteen minutes. These Caprese Style Pizzas are perfect for a mid-day brunch, sleepover, tailgate, or even an evening by the pool…

What you’ll need — INGREDIENTS:
6-10 whole Deli Rolls or Crusty Italian Bread
32 ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
8-10 Tomatoes
20 ounces Basil Pesto
Optional: Avocado, for serving Ing 1

I used Bel Gioioso Fresh Mozzarella; its a glorious porcelain white cheese that’s made with pasteurized cow’s milk in Wisconsin. I found it in the deli section of my local Kentucky Kroger store… and the best part; it’s pre-sliced!

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I didn’t realize how amazing Basil Pesto was until I ate at a vegan restaurant in California last October. I ordered a pizza and it arrived at my table covered in “green stuff” — not the familiar red sauce that normally covers pizzas in Kentucky… it only took one bite, and I fell in love… Thanks SoCal, for the Basil Pesto!

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How to do it — INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the rolls in half…

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… and lay them on a baking sheet. The rolls I used were also from the deli/bakery section of Kroger; I used a simple whole wheat deli bread… But you could also use baguettes, crusty sandwich rolls, or french bread.

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Then slice some tomatoes!

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Put a dollop of basil pesto on each slice of bread… I put approximately 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of basil pesto on each slice.

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… and spread it evenly over each slice of bread.

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Now it’s time for the cheese… the amazing… the beautiful… the glorious… the cheese!

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Pile the cheese on top of the basil pesto…

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… and BEWARE; Dogs appear at the sight of cheese! Say “hello” to Daisy and Charlie.

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Then pile on the sliced tomatoes…

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And then throw ’em in the oven for approximately 10 minutes. You want the cheese to slightly melt, and the bread to get a little crispy!

I like to add fresh avocado to a couple of mine… so open up a couple avocados, and discard the seeds…

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Using a knife, very carefully cut the avocado flesh into thin slices… be very careful not to cut through the avocado skin…

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… and use a spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh!

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… and there ya’ go! Avocado slices for your pizza bread!

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Now, pull the pizza bread from the oven, and serve!

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Pick it up and eat it like a slice of pizza…

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Or try it with some avocado on top!

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Or cut the pizza bread up and eat it with a fork!

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I bet you’ll love it!

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Cook Long and Prosper! Love, the Uncustomary Housewife

9 comments

  1. I loved reading your blog. You kept my attention and I will be having this soon!!!
    Thanks for posting! ❤️

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