Zapiekanka Polish French Bread Pizza

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Polish


Poland’s colorful and delicioius street food!



  • 1 loaf French bread
  • Ham, sliced thin (enough to cover the bread)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 16 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cups cheese, grated
  • Ketchup
  • Garlic sauce (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 F
  2. Slice the bread lengthwise and also crosswise, making 4 zapiekanka crusts
  3. Add a thin layer of ham or other protein on top of the bread
  4. Add mushrooms and butter to a pan and cook over medium high heat until lightly browned, stirring frequently
  5. Top Zapiekanka with mushrooms and sprinkle with cheese
  6. Bake about 10 minutes, until cheese melts and bread is just beginning to brown around the edges
  7. Top with a drizze ketchup and garlic sauce


If you ketchup or other sauce doesn’t have a squirt top, add some to a sandwich bag and snip one corner, you now have a bag for piping your sauce