Pizza picnic bread

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Grab a wedge for a snack or packed lunch or take this tasty loaf to your next picnic

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:30 mins
    Plus rising
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 545
  • fat 17g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 74g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 29g
  • salt 4.5g


  • 500g pack white bread mix
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 200g mozzarella, grated
  • 10 thin slices ham
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • oil, for greasing
  • 8 tbsp ready-made tomato pasta or pizza sauce, to serve


Fill this bread with whatever you fancy. Roasted vegetables from a jar and pesto make a lovely vegetarian alternative. Or try sliced olives, a few tbsp of pesto or some chopped basil.


  1. Make up the bread dough following pack instructions. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle approximately 20 x 45cm.

  2. Scatter the cheese, ham and onion over, then fold up the edges so the filling is enclosed. Roll into a long sausage so it looks like a baguette. Transfer to a lightly oiled tray and leave in a warm place, loosely covered with oiled cling film to puff up a little. It will take about 30 mins.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Brush with some oil and cook for 20-30 mins, until puffed up and golden. Allow to cool a little. Heat the pasta sauce in a small pan until hot. Slice the picnic bread. Eat warm or cold, with the tomato sauce for dipping.

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