Delicious Cheesy Bread: Perfect for Your Fuego Pizza Oven

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on making mouth-watering cheesy bread in your pizza oven! Whether you're a fan of homemade dough, prefer the convenience of store-bought options, or love experimenting with different kinds of cheese and flavorings, we've got you covered. This blog will provide step-by-step instructions and several variations to suit all tastes and preferences.

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Option 1: Using Store-Bought Pizza Dough


  • 1 package of Pillsbury pizza dough (or any other store-bought brand)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat the Pizza Oven: Preheat your pizza oven to 475°F (245°C).
  2. Prepare the Dough: Roll out the store-bought pizza dough on a lightly floured surface until it reaches your desired thickness.
  3. Add Garlic Butter: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and minced garlic. Brush this mixture evenly over the rolled-out dough.
  4. Add Cheese: Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan evenly over the dough.
  5. Season: Sprinkle the dried oregano, dried basil, and a pinch of salt over the cheese.
  6. Bake: Transfer the dough to your pizza oven and bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.
  7. Serve: Let the cheesy bread cool slightly before slicing and serving.
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Option 2: Making Your Own Pizza Dough

Dough Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water, 110°F (45°C)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Cheesy Bread Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Make the Dough:
    • In a bowl, combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
    • Add the warm water and olive oil, and mix until a dough forms.
    • Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
    • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  2. Preheat the Pizza Oven: Preheat your pizza oven to 475°F (245°C).
  3. Prepare the Dough: Punch down the dough and roll it out on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Add Garlic Oil: Mix the olive oil and minced garlic in a small bowl, then brush it over the dough.
  5. Add Cheese: Sprinkle the mozzarella, cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses evenly over the dough.
  6. Bake: Transfer to your pizza oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden.
  7. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired. Let cool slightly, then slice and serve.

Option 3: Using Alternative Breads


  • 1 loaf of French bread, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend (mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, Romano)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Preheat the Pizza Oven: Preheat your pizza oven to 475°F (245°C).
  2. Prepare the Bread: Place the halved French bread on a baking sheet.
  3. Add Garlic Butter: Mix the melted butter with minced garlic and Italian seasoning, then brush over the cut sides of the bread.
  4. Add Cheese: Sprinkle the Italian cheese blend evenly over the bread.
  5. Season: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like a bit of heat.
  6. Bake: Transfer to the pizza oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Serve: Slice and serve warm.

Different Cheese Combinations

Classic Cheesy Bread:

  • Mozzarella and Parmesan with a hint of garlic.

Four Cheese Delight:

  • Mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, and Parmesan.

Spicy Kick:

  • Pepper jack, mozzarella, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

Gourmet Blend:

  • Gruyere, fontina, mozzarella, and a drizzle of truffle oil after baking.

To Garlic or Not to Garlic?

  • Garlic Lovers: Incorporate minced garlic into the butter or oil that you brush on the dough or bread before adding the cheese.
  • Garlic-Free: Skip the garlic entirely and let the cheese shine on its own. You can enhance the flavor with herbs like basil, oregano, or rosemary instead.
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Tips for Perfect Cheesy Bread

  • Even Cheese Distribution: Ensure cheese is spread evenly for consistent flavor and gooeyness.
  • Crispy Crust: If you prefer a crispier crust, bake the bread on a pizza stone or directly on the oven rack.
  • Experiment with Herbs: Fresh herbs like basil, parsley, or rosemary can add a fresh burst of flavor.
  • Serve with Dipping Sauces: Marinara, ranch, or garlic butter make excellent dipping sauces.

Making cheesy bread in your pizza oven is a delightful experience that can be customized in numerous ways. Whether you use store-bought dough, make your own, or try different types of bread and cheese, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy experimenting with these recipes and find your perfect combination for a delicious treat every time!

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