Shortcut Pizza Wedges


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Shortcut Pizza Wedges

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Italian bread slices topped with pizza sauce, melted mozzarella, black pepper and basil leaves

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    Pizza wedges offer you a chance to go crazy with toppings: artichokes, shrimp, fresh greens, corned beef. Also experiment with cheeses.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    1 (20 oz) loaf Hy-Vee Bakery Italian bread
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee butter, melted
    2 minced garlic cloves
    1 c. Hy-Vee pizza sauce, divided
    2 c. Hy-Vee shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
    Hy-Vee black pepper, to taste
    Basil leaves, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Sharp bread knife
    • Silicone pastry brush
    • Baking sheet


    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Using a sharp knife, cut a 1-in. horizontal slice off the top and the bottom of Hy-Vee Bakery Italian bread loaf. Reserve center layer of bread for another use. Use top and bottom slices as your crusts.

    2. Combine melted butter and minced garlic cloves. Brush butter mixture onto cut sides of the bread slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until toasted.

    3. Spread ½ cup pizza sauce onto cut side of each slice. Sprinkle 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese on top of each.

    4. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more or until cheese is bubbly. Cut into wedges. Season with Hy-Vee black pepper to taste. If desired, garnish with basil leaves.

    Nutrition facts


    160 Calories per serving
    2 wedges each

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 11g
    • Cholesterol: 35mg
    • Sodium: 330mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 9g
    • Protein: 8g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 10%
    Vitamin C 6%
    Iron 4%
    Calcium 25%

    Recipe Source:

    Seasons, October 2017