Pizza Bread (Pizza Sandwiches) Recipe

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When I was growing up, my parents worked. So I learned basic cooking skills in Boy Scouts to prepare meals at home. These days, my wife Diane, and I share the kitchen responsibilities.—Steve Mirro, Cape Coral, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (20 inches) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 8 ounces sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 495 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1282 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 32 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, Combine beef, tomato paste, olives, Parmesan cheese, chives, salt, oregano and pepper. Spread to the edges of the cut surface of the bread. Place on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese; return to the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Bread (Pizza Sandwiches) in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p47

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