Cheesy Pizza Quick Bread Recipe – How to Make it in 11 Simple Steps

The ingredients for a pizza quick bread.

Who says that making a pizza flavored bread recipe means that you have to wait for hours for a yeast bread dough to rise? Our recipe for Cheesy Pizza Quick Bread gives you all of the flavor of your favorite meal, in a version that'll be ready in a snap.

Quick bread is exactly what the name implies. They are super quick and easy to make. You do not have to rely on using yeast and the long, slow rising times that yeast bread requires. You can use the magic leavening power of baking powder and baking soda to create this bread that has all the flavor and texture that you could ever ask for. The preparation will take you 15 to 20 minutes and in less than an hour of baking, this bread loaf will be ready to serve.

The ingredients for a pizza quick bread.

Cheesy Pizza Quick Bread Recipe

April Freeman
When most people think of quick bread, they tend to remember the sweet versions of these easy to make loaves of bread. Of course, bread recipes like banana bread and zucchini bread are delicious and fun to make, but making a savory version of this bread is just as tasty and filling. Our recipe for Cheesy Pizza Quick Bread is tasty, and it is the perfect accompaniment for any kind of Italian dinner. If you are serving lasagna, spaghetti, or ravioli, why not stir up this recipe to go along with dinner?
Prep Time 20 mins
Baking Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10 Slices


  • 9-Inch Bread Pan
  • Large bowl
  • Wire whisk
  • Small bowl
  • Spatula


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 pcs Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup Pepperoni Slices about 30 slices
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 5-inch bread pan with cooking spray and set it aside.
  • Cut the pepperoni pieces into quarters and set them aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Stir these ingredients with a whisk or a fork to combine them.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, and buttermilk. Set this aside.
  • To the bowl with the flour mixture, add the parmesan, mozzarella, and pepperoni, stirring to coat these ingredients with the flour mixture.
    The ingredients are mixed in a large bowl.
  • Add the egg mixture to the bowl containing the flour mixture. Stir just until the wet ingredients are incorporated and there are no areas with dry flour in the mixture. If you over-mix the batter, the bread may turn out tough.
    The egg is then added into the mixture.
  • In a small dish, combine the tomato sauce, ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder, stirring to combine.
  • Add half of the batter to the loaf pan, spreading it to cover the bottom of the pan in an even layer. Top this half of the batter with the tomato sauce mixture, spreading it in an even layer.
    The sauces are then placed in the bread pan.
  • Spread the second half of the batter over the top of the tomato sauce in an even layer. Sprinkle the top of the batter with 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. If you want, you can sprinkle a bit of extra Parmesan cheese on the top of the loaf.
    The batter and cheese are placed into the Bread Pan.
  • Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake it for 45 to 55 minutes or until a knife or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool for about half an hour before removing it from the pan. Use a spatula or a butter knife to loosen the bread from the pan and turn it out onto a plate.
  • Slice the bread with a serrated knife and serve warm. Store leftovers tightly wrapped in aluminum foil in the refrigerator for up to five days. This bread is perfectly reheated in a toaster oven to give it a crispy, toasted texture.


This recipe for Cheesy Pizza Quick Bread has all of your favorite pizza flavors included in the recipe. It features two different kinds of cheese, herbs, and pepperoni. Additionally, there is a delicious swirling layer of homemade marinara sauce running through the center of the loaf. If you or your family have a hankering for pizza, this Cheesy Pizza Quick Bread will just hit the spot.
Our recipe for this tasty quick bread includes pepperoni. If you can find the miniature version of pepperoni, that will be perfect. However, if all you have on hand is the full-size version, that’s fine too. Simply slice the pepperonis into quarters before stirring them into the flour mixture. If you are not a fan of pepperoni, feel free to substitute whatever pizza toppings you prefer.
If you like Canadian bacon, ham, or Italian sausage, simply substitute one cup of these toppings, chopped into bite-sized pieces, for the pepperoni. Alternatively, if you want to create a vegetarian version of this cheesy pizza bread, just omit the pepperoni or meat altogether. It will be just as good as if you add the meat toppings. You can add a cup of sauteed onions and chopped peppers to take the place of the meat if you want to get inventive.
Whether you need a new recipe for an afternoon snack, want something to go along with your pasta dinner, or want a popular bread to bring to a church potluck or other social event, this recipe will definitely be a big hit.
Keyword Pizaa Quick Bread, Recipe, Side Dish
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