Stuffed Bread

This is the meal you bring out when you really need to Feed the Fam.

It’s a hearty meal for big eaters. It’s great to serve as an appetizer for a big crowd or as a casual meal on game day!

Stuffed Bread is budget friendly, filling and simple!

When my kids were both still in diapers I would call my Aunt June for simple family recipes that were affordable. She always had the best recipes and I still use a bunch of them. This is one she suggested and it is still one of my family favorites.

I always make this with a quick crushed tomato sauce.  You can use any sauce of your choice, but this one is super easy and delicious.

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Stuffed Bread


  • 1 hearty loaf of Italian bread
  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup of grated cheese(pecorino romano or parmesan)
  • 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare your crushed tomato sauce or sauce of your choice…
  2. Preheat the oven to 400.
  3. Slice the Italian bread in half lengthwise.
  4. Take out the insides to make room for the meat mixture. Place the bread on a large pan.
  5. In a large skillet brown the beef.
  6. Drain the fat. Place in a medium bowl.
  7. Add the grated cheese, season with salt and pepper, and mix.
  8. In the same skillet, saute the onions until they brown and soften.
  9. Fill one side of the bread with as much meat mixture as you can.
  10. Top with the mozzarella and onions.
  11. Drizzle the top with your sauce.
  12. Carefully place the other side of the bread on top and wrap the whole loaf in aluminum foil.
  13. Bake for about 20 minutes or until heated through.
  14. Slice into individual servings and serve with tomato sauce.


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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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