I am so in love with this bread.. like head over heels, love at first bite sort of love. I made this recipe accidently one-day last while getting ready for work. I had some dough that was thawed and wanted to do something with it quickly before work so it didn’t go to waste. Here is what I came up with… and trust me… it’s good!… Really Good!
1 frozen loaf of bread (thaw and let rise according to package)
1/2- 1 Tablespoon butter
2-3 tsp. parmesan cheese
2-3 tsp. pesto
1 1/2 – 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
Marinara for dipping
pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
Using a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, roll bread into an oval shape. Spread the top of the dough with butter, then sprinkle 2-3 teaspoons of parmesan cheese evenly over the top of the dough. Next, spread 2-3 teaspoons of pesto over the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the top of the dough with a nice thick layer of Mozzarella cheese, about 1 1/2 to 2 Cups ( Hey! I said it was CHEESY bread 😉 ) Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until bread is done and cheese is slightly browned around edges.
- If the cheese starts to get too brown cover the bread with a piece of foil that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. The cooking spray will keep the cheese from sticking to the foil. I don’t need to use the foil in my oven but, for some reason, I need to use the foil when I make it in my mom’s oven.
* Here’s what the dough should look like rolled out.