Pizza Boat Recipe

Pizza bread boats are a tasty snack or party food ideal for birthdays, the Super Bowl, or an impromptu get-together with family and friends. They can be prepared in mere minutes and easily serve as finger food or a main course on pizza night. My family enjoys having pizza bases made to order on a wooden cutting board.

No worry about not being fond of it before trying it. No complaining about not being hungry. No asking for snacks at bedtime since they didn’t eat dinner. If you love pizza, you’ll appreciate our cooking tips for making these scrumptious pizza boats..

It contains just three ingredients and can be ready to eat in less than 20 minutes. It’s so simple, yet so amazing. It would help if you gave it a try.

Pizza Bread Boats: What Type of Bread to Use?

No bread is ideal for pizza bread boats. You can use your favorite bread, like ciabatta, Italian, French, or artisan bread. Whole Foods has a great selection of freshly baked bread.

Pick a loaf of bread that is large and fat for when you remove the internal bread to create “the boat.”

I select the bread for pizza boats based on my mood. Do I want a crispy pizza tonight? Or a crust with a distinct taste? For a crispier pizza, go with ciabatta.

For a gentler pizza, go with Italian. You don’t need to pick a plain loaf. Garlic and Herb Bread or other seasoned bread work great too. Whatever bread you choose, your pizza bread boats will be great.


  • 1/4 cup onion, scrubbed with a clean vegetable brush under running water and chopped*
  • 2 (6-inch) French rolls
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, scrubbed with a clean vegetable brush under running water, chopped
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded


  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Half on a baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce over each half.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  • Top each half with mozzarella cheese, green pepper, and onion.
  • Cut French rolls in half as you would make a sandwich. Place each 

Pizza Boat: Calories & Nutrition Facts

The serving size for one-quarter of the recipe is 120 calories, 3g fat, 1.5g cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g sugar, 2g protein, 4g vitamin A, calcium, and iron.

Calorie breakdown: 29% fat, 50% carbs, 21% protein.

Pizza bread boats should be served right after cooking, or else the cheese will become rubbery. However, they reheat beautifully if you want to reheat leftovers. Pizza boats are a favorite of mine to warm in the microwave.

You can serve them as party food after they have cooled for a few minutes. Your guests can dip them in extra pizza sauce or marinara, and you can serve them as breadsticks.

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I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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