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1 round bread loaf
16 ounces mozzarella or Provolone cheese slices, cut into 1-inch squares
1 (3.5 ounce) package pepperoni, halved
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Marinara sauce for dipping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Being careful not to go through the bottom crust, horizontal then vertical cuts in the bread, about one inch apart. Place the cut loaf on a foil-lined baking sheet and insert cheese slices and pepperoni between the cuts. Combine butter, salt, and oregano. Drizzle or brush over bread with a pastry brush. Sprinkle bread with Parmesan cheese. Wrap bread completely in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden and crusty. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and this pizza bread is sure to be a hit with everyone at your party, kids and grown-ups alike. It's so easy to put together, and the possibilities for other pizza "stuffings" are endless. Sausage is fabulous, and plain old cheese is pretty good too. Don't be shy about shoving the toppings down into the cut bread--you can fit a lot more in there than you think! If you have a fairly sturdy loaf of bread, it shouldn't be a problem. If you can find the mini pepperonis, they work great in this recipe!
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Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything.
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