Looking for easy to make stuffed bread recipes? Look no further because this list has every delicious idea imaginable! People have been stuffing bread since ancient civilization when bread-making became a staple culinary practice. This likely originated as a way to make meals more substantial, tasty, and portable.
Throughout history, different cultures have developed their own variations of stuffed bread. Every recipe is unique and delicious in its own way and that tradition has carried on to this very day! Yes, this comfort food cooking method remains a popular and versatile dish loved by people all over the world.
Stuffed bread recipes have continued to evolve and diversify over time. For example a calzone is an Italian style stuffed bread recipe that is folded and filled with pizza ingredients like cheese and marinara sauce. Empanadas are a popular Latin American dish filled with savory or sweet fillings. Samosas are triangular pastries popular in India and other South Asian countries. There’s a million variations and fusions to make and try starting with this list. We have French bread filled with cheese, sourdough stuffed with pepperoni, and so much more.
Take a scroll through these recipes to get inspired!
Stuffed bread that you can pull apart, that is packed with cheese? What could be better than that? This recipe is so easy to make with sourdough bread, garlic butter and cheese that is melted to perfection as it bakes in the oven. You will need a fresh loaf of sourdough or Italian bread, butter, garlic powder, freshly minced garlic, freshly grated parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese! You can add some chopped parsley, rosemary, or thyme.
Sometimes all you crave is a cheesy comfort meal with loads of yummy carbs. No need to order delivery when you can make this Pepperoni & Spinach Stuffed Cheese Bread! This recipe is simple and loaded with cheesy goodness. Every slice is warm, fluffy, and delicious. What do you need to make it? All you need is 1 package of store-bought refrigerated pizza dough, 2 cups chopped baby spinach, 1-½ cups shredded mozzarella, plus extra for topping. Also 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella that is thinly sliced and 4 ounces pepperoni slices.
Stuffed French bread will keep you warm and cozy any night of the week. This fabulous snack is like a mix of a hoagie, a sub, and a grilled cheese and it will delight the entire family. Featuring bubbly melted cheese, ground beef, finely chopped onion and celery, minced garlic, cream of mushroom soup, and Worcestershire sauce! You can customize it to your liking and try different sauces. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! Don’t forget some shredded cheddar cheese and freshly chopped parsley!
This Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Bread is the best snack you’ll ever have. Serve it with your favorite dipping sauce like marinara or nacho cheese. Whether you call it a sausage roll, calzone, Stromboli, pinwheel, or something else - stuffed bread is so fabulous. The worst thing is when you order one and the filling is so small. That’s why I love making it at home with the perfect ratio of bread to stuffing!
Garbage Bread kind of sounds like a silly name at first for stuffed bread recipes, but I’m starting to come around to it! What is garbage bread? It’s essentially hamburger ingredients rolled up in dough! So if you like easy and tasty bread recipes that are packed with flavors. This budget friendly dish can feed up to 4 people and anything goes! Don’t have cheddar? Out of ground beef? Use ground chicken, ground turkey, or ground sausage. Use mozzarella! This bread recipe is best served warm so the cheese is melty.
Do you love feta and spinach? I sure do! And this recipe won’t disappoint! Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread is simple, cheesy, creamy, rich and tasty. It’s just like Greek spanakopita stuffed inside a fluffy warm loaf of sourdough bread. Then you slice it up and serve it to the family or guests at a party! The silky smooth combo of feta, cream cheese, and mozzarella is out of this world delicious! Just add some salami and spinach and bake to perfection!
Stuffed shrimp bread is the recipe of the year! This cozy comfort meal will have you begging for more. Serve it up any day of the week or for a special occasion. It’s just one of those dishes that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside! Just grab some jumbo shrimp and slice them into chunks. Next sauté them with olive oil and butter before tossing in the vegetables and spices. A lovely spread of roasted garlic, sour cream and Mayo on a toasty bread roll.
Do you have some leftover meatloaf, meatballs, or taco meat? Grab some canned biscuit bread dough and roll it up for the best stuffed bread recipe ever! The pinwheels are easy and fun to make too. Just roll the dough out, make the strips, stuff the meat and cheese in, roll it back up, and bake! I like to use a sheet pan that is lined with parchment paper because it prevents the dough from sticking. Also because it makes for a much easier clean up.
Scaccia (plural: scacce) or scacciata is a delicious stuffed flat bread that’s popular in Sicilian cuisine. It is made using very thin rectangular layers of dough. The dough is then folded over into itself 3 or 4 times before being baked to a crispy perfection. Scaccia is commonly stuffed with ingredients such as cheese and tomato, tomato and onion, ricotta cheese and onion, or tomato and eggplant. This particular recipe calls for: Pizza dough, Ricotta cheese, Egg, Salt, Pepper, and thin onion. Also: Italian sausage removed from casing, Fresh parsley, and Olive oil!
Stuffed bread recipes like this Sloppy Joe Stuffed French Bread are always a crowd pleaser! Sloppy Joes Stuffed French Bread Recipe is packed with party food goodness. My kids love when I make this recipe and my husband doesn’t complain either! If you like easy weeknight meals with comfort meal appeal this is the one for you. Key ingredients include: Vegetable Oil, Ground Beef, Green Pepper, White Onion, Worcestershire Sauce, and Mozzarella Cheese- yum!
Portuguese Chorizo Stuffed Bread is kind of like Stromboli but with a few variations. Featuring Portuguese chorizo, fresh garlic and shredded Mozzarella cheese. It’s delicious with mussels, stuffed mushrooms, and roasted chicken! All you need is some really good fresh chorizo! That’s right, just grab some Portuguese chorizo, garlic, pizza dough, Mozzarella cheese and EVOO. You can make your own pizza dough for an extra dose of freshness!
Stuffed bread recipes with jalapeño popper filling? Sign me up immediately! Jalapeno popper stuffed cheesy bread recipe explodes with flavor in your mouth! It is a fabulous side dish, appetizer, and delicious for everyone! I’m so excited to try this dish today. I have all the ingredients ready to go! The French Bread is hot and ready to be sliced. I’m resting my butter to room temperature and rinsing my jalapeños. All the seeds gotta go in mine, I like spice but not that much. But that’s just my preference!
Casatiello or stuffed savory bread is delicious to devour and dip into Crock pot Taco Chili or another hot soup! The delicious and soft bread stuffed with butter fried mushrooms that’s absolutely heavenly! You can serve it on special occasions like Easter brunch or Christmas breakfast! You will need all purpose flour or maida, yeast, sugar, salt, milk powder, and warm milk. Also, you need olive oil, mushrooms, pizza sauce, cheese, herbs, and spices.
You will love this stuffed Italian bread that serves 6 and takes less than an hour! Gather up ½ cup thinly sliced red onions, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 loaf Italian bread, 1 cup mayonnaise, and dried Italian seasoning! You also need 1-2 minced garlic cloves, 4 fresh chopped basil leaves, ¼ pound Italian Dry Salami, ¼ pound Provolone, and ¼ pound Mozzarella Cheese. At the deli counter, grab ½ cup pepperoncini slices too! Sauté the veggies then bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Chicken Broccoli Braid is the stuffed bread recipe you have to try! It’s the ultimate comfort food mixed with shredded cheese, broccoli, and chicken! Yum! It’s like a casserole wrapped up in a giant dumpling. My whole family loves this dish because it’s super simple to make, savory and cozy. It is absolutely delightful when you’re craving something hot and cheesy. The intricate braid shape is easier to replicate than it seems.
You will love this stuffed pizza bread recipe! It’s sure to be the star of the show. It pulls apart slowly with gooey melty cheese stretching between each slice. You can serve it for a snack, a meal, or even a party appetizer. This pizza style bread features bread-like dough with tomato, oregano and mozzarella cheese. Just combine all the dough ingredients, set, reduce tomato sauce, and assemble the pizza bread. Make your portions, line your baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake.
This cheese stuffed garlic pull-apart bread is the perfect mix of cheesy and comfort food goodness. Do you love fluffy soft bread that’s packed with melty cheese filling and herb garlic butter coating? This bread is golden brown and pillowy soft filled with mozzarella cheese! You only need 10 pantry staples: All-Purpose Flour, Active Dry Yeast, Granulated Sugar, Salt, Egg, and Whole Milk. Last but not least you need: Unsalted Butter, Whole Milk, Mozzarella Cheese, Garlic, and Fresh Parsley! It’s absolutely mouthwatering and delicious.
Don’t we all have a fond memory of cheese breadsticks from childhood? In fact they used to serve these every Wednesday when I was in elementary school! You will need 12 mozzarella sticks, 2 pounds pizza dough, and ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella for the base. Now for the most important part- the garlic butter! You need 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 tablespoon parmesan, and some spices!
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bread is the recipe of champions. Ditch the Subway takeout sandwiches and grab some crusty artisan bread filled with buffalo chicken dip. It is an excellent party dish or game day snack. This recipe couldn’t be easier to whip up. All you have to do is mix the buffalo chicken filling in a bowl. You can make fresh shredded chicken from scratch using chicken thighs or grab a rotisserie from the market.
Stuffed bread recipes with shredded chicken, Italian flavors, flaky bread, and cheese will have you jumping for joy. You can make your own biscuit dough or follow the recipe by using canned biscuits. Just roll out the dough into the calzone shape. Then stuff it full of your fresh ingredients and bake to a golden brown consistency. Use chicken breasts or chicken thighs, chopped baby spinach, marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese and whatever else you want to add.
This baked chicken pinwheel recipe packs well for lunches, picnics, and more. I like to make them in batches and pop them in the microwave when I need a quick snack or light meal. This stuffed bread recipe is a simple method for sneaking vegetables into the kids’ diet as well. It’s a cost effective meal that’s perfect for the entire family, parties, and so much more. If you’re looking for something portable that can be taken for on the go lunches or picnics try this one.
It’s time to throw in a sweet stuffed bread recipe into the mix! Homemade Hot Chocolate Monkey Bread Using Canned Biscuits is soft, flaky, buttery, and decadent. With ingredients like hot chocolate powder, white chocolate, powdered sugar, and more what’s not to love? You can whip it together in a flash with super simple pantry staples. Don’t forget to add some marshmallows to really amp up the hot cocoa theme. The crust caramelizes as it bakes into a crunchy coating!
As I was writing this I decided there weren't enough seafood stuffed bread recipes on this list. So I started my little Google search and found that there isn’t a lot to choose from. But I did find this lovely option that calls for fish, calamari, shrimp, and mushrooms! That sounds lovely, I thought, so I’m sharing it with all of you. It requires approximately 2 lbs of seafood so you can add haddock and scallops as well! The bread recipe is ready in less than 2 hours and serves 8!
I was searching for something different to add to the list of stuffed bread recipes and boy did I find it! Vegan Stuffed Spinach Potato & Cheese Naan Bread is absolutely fabulous! It’s nearly impossible to mess it up and no yeast is required. Instead just grab some dairy-free yogurt and baking powder. It’s nut free and soy free but does have gluten. You can make substitutes for that though - for example use a gluten free flour blend. The soft tender grated potatoes, herbs, and spices are to die for!
Vegan stuffed bread recipes are sure to be a hit! This one for example is packed with nutritious vegetables, spices, and flavors. You won’t believe how healthy and easy it is to make with cauliflower, broccoli, baby carrots, coconut milk and fresh herbs and spices. It’s a restaurant quality appetizer that everyone will adore because it’s packed with curry flavor. Furthermore this freezer friendly bread is excellent for meal prep.
25 Cozy Stuffed Bread Recipes
- 1 package Pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls
- 1.5 cups 6oz cooked shredded chicken
- ½ cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella I use Trader Joe's brand
- 1 cup reduced fat tomato pasta sauce
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- Italian seasoning
- Egg whites to brush the loaf bread before baking
- Preheat oven to 375F, spray a large baking sheet with some cooking spray.
- Lay out your crescent dough into one big piece and pinch any seems closed.
- Using a pizza cutter you want to cut lines all the way down (even on each side) so you can braid the loaf, leaving the middle uncut for your filling (see picture above)
- In a bowl mix your chicken, pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese, leave ½ tablespoon of parm cheese for sprinkling on top.
- Place your chicken mixture on your croissant dough filling the middle from the top to the bottom, then using the cut sides braid the bread to seal it closed. Brush egg whites on bread.
- Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top and italian seasoning, bake in the oven for approximately 23 minutes or until dough is a golden brown.
- Cut into 8 equal portions, the middle pieces can't be picked up as easy as the end pieces and will require a fork to eat.. This will freeze well