Pizza Bread

As a tribute to my mother, Irene Corne, this Mother’s Day, I am featuring one of her most popular creations, “Pizza Bread.” No matter the occasion, this dish pleases crowds both young and old. I serve it often and to rave reviews. This loaf can be made ahead and frozen before it is baked.

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf French Bread
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ jar marinara sauce
  • Two packages sliced mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Place bread on a long piece of tin foil.
  2. Slice bread on an angle (half to one inch slices) but do not cut through.
  3. Add garlic powder to butter and mix well. Butter both sides of the bread.
  4. Generously brush the marinara sauce onto both sides of the bread.
  5. Fold mozzarella slice into a triangle and insert between the slices.
  6. Depending on the size of your loaf, you may want to add a second slice.
  7. Liberally sprinkle Parmesan cheese inside the slices and on top.
  8. Fold ends of tin foil around the bread leaving the top exposed.

Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

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