If only homemade bread lasted for a whole week. But it doesn’t. For two reasons, actually:
(1) it’s delicious and gets consumed right away, and
(2) day #2 bread just doesn’t taste as good.

Sundried Tomato and Olive Pizza Bread

This bread is here for you just in time for the weekend. It’s stuffed with sundried tomatoes and kalamata olives and has a bunch of shredded cheese on top.


Sundried Tomato and Olive Pizza Bread

I mean, this stuff is pure carb-filled perfection, if I do say so myself.

Sundried Tomato and Olive Pizza Bread

For me, this weekend is going to be spent packing all of my things into boxes. We’re only moving 5 doors down, but it’s still considered moving so we gotta do what we gotta do.

On the plus side, I am getting rid of so much random stuff. It’s the best feeling!!

Sundried Tomato and Olive Pizza Bread

Sundried Tomato and Olive Pizza Bread

So please make this bread for me, will ya? It’s one of the best recipes I’ve made in a long time. I can’t wait to try it in my new oven!!

Sundried Tomato and Olive Pizza Bread

Sundried Tomato and Olive Pizza Bread

Prep Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours

Yield: 1 small loaf of bread


  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Marinara for dipping (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water. Mix to combine and then allow the mixture to sit, undisturbed, for 5 minutes or until the mixture is foamy on top.
  2. Add in flour and salt and mix using the dough hook on a stand mixer (or knead with your hands) until it comes together. Add in the olives, sundried tomatoes and oregano and combine well. The dough will be tacky, but this is OK! Feel free to dust with a tablespoon or two of extra flour if you feel it's absolutely necessary. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 3 hours, or until the dough has doubled in size. Place dough in the refrigerator for another hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and place a rack in the centre of the oven. Place a dutch oven with the lid on that is at least 5-quarts in size (or a pizza stone if that's all you have) in the oven.
  4. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and flour some parchment paper. Form dough into a small oval on the parchment and sprinkle grated cheese over top.
  5. With oven mits, remove the hot dutch oven from the oven and remove the lid. Very carefully, pick the dough up by the parchment paper and lift it into the hot dutch oven (parchment and all). Place the hot lid back on the pot and return to the oven.
  6. Bake the bread for about 30 minutes or until the cheese on top is golden brown. Remove from the oven, and carefully lift the bread out of the dutch oven by the parchment paper and place it on a wire rack to cool for about 30 minutes.
  7. Slice and enjoy with butter or marinara dipping sauce.


Recipe adapted from Ivory Hut


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28 Responses to Sundried Tomato and Olive Pizza Bread

  1. Kathryn says:

    Love the flavours in this bread so much. Good luck with the move!

  2. What a beautiful bread! Love the flavours. Bread like this doesn’t last in our house, either πŸ™‚

  3. Sues says:

    I would have a whole lot of trouble not eating this whole loaf…

  4. I need this in my life right now! Pizza and bread are two of my favorite things.

  5. Pizza + bread + olives?? Basically my three favorite foods, and sundried tomatoes aren’t too shabby either πŸ™‚ Pinning!!

  6. Yeah, this loaf wouldn’t last until Day 2 in my house! Good luck with the move!

  7. Sippitysup says:

    That bread is like a whole (delicious) meal. GREG

  8. Ok yum! Seriously this looks so good! I’m not the best at homemade bread, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to give this a try!

    • katrina says:

      Give it a try!! The longest part is just waiting for it to rise, but homemade bread is easiest to do in summer when it’s warmer in your kitchen!

  9. Erika says:

    Thanks for trying my bread! Tickled pink that you enjoyed it. Love your combination of flavors with the kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Those are two of my husband’s all-time favorite toppings.

    I remember what it was like when we moved a few months ago. The packing was tiring but getting rid of a lot of stuff felt so liberating. And even then, I still ended up unpacking boxes, looking at something, and asking myself why in the world I kept it. πŸ™‚ Hope the move goes smoothly!

    • katrina says:

      Oh my goodness, we enjoyed it SO much and have made several variations since the first one. This is my favorite, but girl, I’m in love. And thanks for the well-wishes!! xox

  10. Katrina – I love when you go savoury! This pizza bread looks absolutely amazing, and now I regret not having made it myself today… Dang! Thanks for the recipe πŸ˜€ x

  11. ~ Carmen ~ says:

    This looks absolutely delightful. Tasty! :]

  12. Ruth Meaney says:

    holey moley this looks amazing!!!!! yay for carbs! yay for cheese! boo for moving house πŸ™ we moved literally next door a year ago and it still sucked! but like you say, so much stuff gone! ahhhhhhhh it’s a good feeling

  13. This bread looks so good! It definitely wouldn’t last 4 hrs. in my house. I’m going to make a store run asap to get a hold of these olives so I can enjoy this perfect Sunday afternoon treat.

    Thanks for sharing, Katrina πŸ™‚

  14. Pizza bread… why haven’t I thought of this myself!
    I totally agree. Day #2, bread doesn’t taste NEARLY as good. But I am always up for a bread feast πŸ™‚

  15. Um this look freakin’ delicious! I just might have to make this over the weekend as a practise run for our weekend farm trip coming up…yum.

  16. Katie says:

    You had me a pizza anything. I can’t even handle this bread. It looks so savory and salty! Well done! (And ps: gorgeous photos!)

  17. Cindy says:

    yes!! Pizza bread can only be amazing, I’m sure. My mom used to buy these pizza bagels (as in pizza-flavored bagels, not the frozen pizza-on-a-bagel) and they were amazing. This is like the fancier version of those!

  18. Love the combination , I dont usually eat bread , but this is something ! thanks for the ideea !

  19. WOahhhh…I stumbled upon your site and this stopped me dead in my tracks! YES PLEASE! Gorgeous bread…and certainly looks worth the time and effort! Glad to have found your site!

  20. Joanne says:

    I mean, I would have no problem eating a whole loaf of this in a day. So I think we’re good.

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  23. Darlene says:

    YUM YUM YUM YUM…I am making this tasty morsel. Can’t stop drooling.
    Thanks for the recipe Katrina.

    Nova Scotia

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