Gooey cheese, zesty pepperoni, and buttery bread are combined to make a fun twist on pizza! Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread is outstanding served as an appetizer, snack, dinner, or any time you need to satisfy your pizza craving.
Alright, Y’all. Get ready for a pure, delicious, indulgent experience. That’s a lot to take in, I know, but hang with me. This recipe is all that and more.
Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread is what happens when garlic bread and pepperoni pizza collide. Now, that’s a match made in heaven, in my book. It’s one of my favorite ways to elevate pizza night. Because who doesn’t love pulling chunks of cheesy bread out of a warm loaf and then dunking them in savory marinara? Not me!
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Ingredients For Pepperoni Pizza Bread
- Round Loaf of Bread – sourdough or Italian bread works great in this recipe.
- Mozzarella Cheese – shred your own for the best flavor and texture.
- Mini-Pepperoni Slices – you can also use regular-size rounds cut in half.
- Butter – a mixture of olive oil and butter can be substituted.
- Garlic Powder – minced garlic can also be used.
- Dried Italian Seasoning
- Parmesan Cheese – fresh grated cheese has the best flavor.
- Marinará Sauce – use your favorite store-bought sauce. You can also use pizza sauce.
How To Make Pull-Apart Pizza Bread
- Prepare The Bread: Cut into bread, ALMOST to the bottom, horizontally and vertically, making squares in the load. Do not cut all the way through so that the bread stays in tack. Place bread on a tin foil-lined baking sheet.
- Stuff It: tuck the pepperoni and mozzarella into the slits of the bread.
- Make The Garlic Butter Topping: Add garlic and Italian seasoning to melted butter and stir. Brush the butter mixture over the bread. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Cover loaf with foil and place in oven. Bake for 25 minutes.
- Serve It: with warm marinara sauce.
Pro Tips For Making The Best Pull Apart Pizza Bread
- Choose the Right Bread: Opt for a sturdy round loaf, like Italian or sourdough, for the best texture and taste.
- Get Creative: Feel free to add your favorite pizza toppings, such as olives, mushrooms, bell peppers, cooked Italian sausage, or ground beef.
- Serve with Marinara Sauce: Warm up your favorite store-bought marinara sauce for dipping. You can also make your own with this recipe.
How Do I Store Leftovers?
Wrap any leftover bread in aluminum foil and reheat it in the oven for a few minutes to restore its gooey goodness.
Can I Freeze This Bread?
Yes, you can freeze the unbaked, assembled bread for up to three months. Just thaw it before baking.
Ideas For Serving
- It makes a great appetizer sprinkled with red pepper flakes, fresh parsley, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Add stuffed mushrooms and roasted nuts, and you’ve got the perfect casual entertaining menu.
- In my house, this bread is a requirement for game day with Award Winning Southern Soul Chili.
- It’s perfect served with a spinach salad or a chopped salad for an easy weeknight meal.
Want More Like This? Try These Recipes
- Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread
- Meat Lovers Stuffed French Bread Pizza
- Spinach Artichoke Pull-Apart Bread
- Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread
- Sausage Pepperoni Stromboli
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut into bread, ALMOST to the bottom, horizontally and vertically making squares in the load. Do not cut all the way through so that bread stays in tack. Place bread on a tin foil lined baking sheet.
- Stuff the pepperoni and mozzarella into the slits of the bread.
- Add garlic and Italian seasoning to melted butter and stir. Brush mixture over the bread. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Cover loaf with foil and place in oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove foil and place bread back in oven for an additional 10 minutes.
- Serve bread with warm marinara sauce.
- For Leftovers: wrap any leftover bread in aluminum foil and reheat it in the oven for a few minutes to restore its gooey goodness.
- To Freeze: wrap the unbaked, assembled bread in foil or plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Just thaw it before baking.