Italian Pizza Bread

Growing up, my mom would make this recipe for Italian Pizza Bread as a party appetizer and it was always a hit. Soft pizza crust with zesty Italian salad dressing, garlic, parmesan, and mozzarella.

Italian Pizza Bread laying on a pizza stone.
Italian Pizza Bread

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This recipe is fantastic. A favorite in my house for sure. I wouldn’t call this “dinner” by any means (maybe if you add some chicken) but it’s a great appetizer. I made it today for lunch and thought I would share.

If you have a large crowd, instead of cutting it in the style of a traditional pizza, shape it in a 9×13 sheet pan and cut it into little squares.

A slice of pizza made with italian salad dressing, parmesan, and cheese lifted towards the camera.
Randa’s Tip: I made this again for the first time in a few years and it brought me back! This time, I sprinkled some oregano and red pepper flakes on top to give it more color and the minor bite the flakes brought amped this recipe up even further!
A side view of a thick crust, Italian Pizza Bread.
This Italian Pizza Bread has the best recipe for pizza crust, I recently used the pizza crust recipe for 30 Minute Thai Chicken Pizza and it was a huge hit with not only myself but with my husband as well. Seriously, you need to make that one next.

Zesty Pizza Bread

A close up of Zesty Pizza Bread.

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Italian Pizza Bread - this was my favorite appetizer recipe growing up! Soft pizza crust with zesty italian salad dressing, garlic, parmesan and mozzarella. Yum!
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Italian Pizza Bread

This was my favorite appetizer recipe growing up! Soft pizza crust with zesty Italian salad dressing, garlic, parmesan, and mozzarella. Yum!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, cheesy pizza bread, Italian, italian pizza bread, pizza
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 207kcal


Pizza Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Italian Pizza Bread Toppings:

  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing zesty Italian works best
  • 1/4 tsp each salt, oregano, thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese to taste I use a lot
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes



  • Mix all ingredients and rise in a greased bowl for 20 minutes. Roll out and place on pizza pan.

Putting it Together

    Preheat oven to 450 F.

    • Pour the Italian dressing on the crust. Sprinkle all spices and then add Parmesan cheese and mozzarella.
    • Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
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    6 comments on “Italian Pizza Bread”

    1. yum yum yum! looking good! I must try.

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    3. This looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try it!

    4. Awesome! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    5. Oh my! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party!

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