The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and this Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread is sure to be a hit with everyone at your party, kids and grown-ups alike.
My family absolutely devoured it! 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. Serve with some warm marinara on the side for dipping.
Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread
A crusty loaf of bread is stuffed with cheese and pepperoni, then pulled-apart and dipped in warm marinara sauce.
- 1 loaf of round, crusty bread, such as sourdough
- 16 ounces sliced Provolone or mozzarella cheese, cut into squares
- 3-4 ounces pepperoni, halved (or mini pepperoni)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- Warm marinara sauce for dipping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the bread in a cross-wise pattern, without cutting through the bottom crust.
- Place the bread on large piece of foil (enough to wrap the entire loaf). Insert cheese slices and pepperoni between the cuts.
- Combine the melted butter, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Brush over stuffed bread with a pastry brush. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Wrap bread completely in foil and bake for 15 minutes. Unwrap the bread and bake 5-10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything.