Salad in a Bread Bowl

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
When I made salads in the past, I always served fresh-from-the-oven bread. Not this fun recipe combines these two great foods into one!


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen white bread dough, thawed
  • 8 cups torn lettuce
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup quartered thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Italian salad dressing or dressing of your choice


  1. Divide bread dough into four equal portions; pat each into an 8-in. circle. Coat the outside of four 5-in. x 2-in. round ovenproof bowls with cooking spray. Place upside down on a baking sheet. Shape dough circles around bowls. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine lettuce, tomatoes, cauliflower, cucumber, celery and carrots; set aside.
  3. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Place 2-1/2 cups of lettuce mixture into each bread bowl. Top with 1/4 cup beef mixture. Serve with dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 545 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 747mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 8g fiber), 35g protein.