Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread

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This super easy 5 ingredient Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread is soft, cheesy, with just the right amount of tomato pesto, plenty of pepperoni, and truly SO delicious. Serve this bread warm right out of the oven with an extra sprinkling of parmesan cheese on top and a bowl of homemade tomato sauce to dip it in! You’re guaranteed to have a bread that’s melt in your mouth delicious, but also an absolute crowd pleaser for kids an adults alike! The real secret behind this tear-and-share? Using pizza dough! It seems so simple, but it truly makes all the difference. Your favorite pepperoni pizza, but made even better. It’s the perfect pull-apart bread for Game Day, movie marathoning, or holiday entertaining! It simply doesn’t get better than this.

pizza bread on wire cooling rack with two glasses of beer behind, two forks, and slice that has been dipped in tomato sauce in front

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About The Recipe

With the colder winter days settling in here in Texas and all the major football games getting ready to kick off, we thought there was no better time to share this super simple Pull Apart Pizza Bread! Of course, it HAD to be pepperoni because…who doesn’t love a good pepperoni pizza? It’s definitely one of our favorites!

There’s just something to delicious within its simplicity. Though, that might also be because, as kids, pepperoni was one of our favorites! Nostalgia and something new tied all together in one seriously delicious dish.

If you haven’t had or made a pull-apart bread, don’t worry! We hadn’t really either. Of course, cinnamon rolls and things like that all technically count as tear-and-shares, but a genuine sliced pull-apart bread has been on our baking bucket list forever!

And, since it’s the new year, we figured it would be fun to try new things. Well, new things with one of our favorite dinners (Seriously. We have pizza for dinner at LEAST once a week).

This pizza bread was actually a huge success on our first try! We used a half of a recipe from our Simple and Easy Pizza Dough for the crust, our Homemade Tomato Pesto for the sauce, and just enough parmesan and mozzarella to make it cheesy…Oh, and BIG slices of pepperoni, too!

pepperoni pizza bread on wire rack with beer behind, two forks, plates, and bowl of tomato sauce

It tastes just like a pepperoni pizza, but oh so much more fun to eat. We enjoyed this loaf as our dinner last night, while also enjoying our Harry Potter marathon. It was the perfect amount for the three of us, but it also makes for a great appetizer or just snack to enjoy while watching anything!

Here’s Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • It only needs 5 super simple ingredients.
  • You can use store-bought OR homemade pizza dough.
  • This recipe is pretty much entirely customizable.
  • The perfect appetizer for a group of people or a fun dinner for a 2 or 3 people.
  • Kids and adults alike love this recipe!
slice of pepperoni bread laying in front of loaf with two glasses of beer behind and white plates

Equipment Needed

Ingredients For Pepperoni Pizza Bread

You only need all of your usual pizza ingredients! Though, here’s a quick shopping list (or recipe list!) for you to get everything you need.

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Pizza Dough
  • Tomato Pesto
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Sliced Pepperoni
pizza dough, grated parmesan cheese, pepperoni slices, tomato pesto, and grated mozzarella on marble counter in small bowls

How To Make Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Step 1: Roll out dough

On a lightly floured piece of parchment paper, roll out the pizza dough to a large rectangle. It should be about 11 by 16 inches.

Step 2: Add toppings

Spread the tomato pesto all the way to the edges of the dough.

Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese. Add grated mozzarella. Top with pepperoni slices.

Step 3: Cut and place in pan

Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut the dough into 15 pieces.

pizza cut into 15 pieces

Place pieces carefully into lined loaf pan, being sure to stand them slightly on a tilt. You will need to hold the toppings on as you move the pieces and you may need to push the pieces back as you add more into the pan to ensure al 15 pieces of dough fit. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until done.

How To Store

Once this bread has baked and cooled, you can store it in a zip top bag and keep it in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. You can also wrap it in foil or place it in a freezer safe zip top bag and freeze for up to a month! To thaw, set out of the freezer for 1-2 hours and allow to come to room temperature before heating in a 350 degree F oven.

To reheat it from the fridge, you can also place it in the oven as a whole or quickly reheat a few slices in the microwave!

Substitutions

  • To make this recipe vegan, omit the pepperoni (or use vegan pepperoni!) and use your favorite vegan cheeses.
  • We used a full fat mozzarella cheese, but you can use skim or pre-grated mozzarella.
  • You can really add anything you like to this bread. Just make sure to not add too much, as it will not bake properly with too many fillings/toppings.
  • You can use store-bought pesto and store-bought pizza dough.
pizza bread on parchment paper with oregano leaves, bowl of tomato sauce, and two glasses of beer

Expert Tips

  • Do not add too many toppings to this.
  • You will need to hold onto the toppings when placing them into the lined loaf pan.
  • This loaf tastes GREAT dipped in our Homemade Tomato Sauce.
  • Stores and reheats well.

When you make this Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

pizza bread on wire cooling rack with two glasses of beer behind, two forks, and slice that has been dipped in tomato sauce in front

Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Traci
Everyone's favorite pizza…now baked into a fun appetizer! This Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread is simple, only requires 5 ingredients, and tastes SO. GOOD. The best part? It's ready in less than an hour!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 378 kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a 9-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Roll out pizza dough into an 11"x16" rectangle.
  • Spread with pesto.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella.
  • Top with pepperoni.
  • Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut dough into thirds vertically.
  • Cut into fifths horizontally.
  • Place slices vertically, one at a time, into prepared pan.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from pan.
  • Serve with tomato sauce.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • To make this recipe vegan, omit the pepperoni (or use vegan pepperoni!) and use your favorite vegan cheeses.
  • We used a full fat mozzarella cheese, but you can use skim or pre-grated mozzarella.
  • You can really add anything you like to this bread. Just make sure to not add too much, as it will not bake properly with too many fillings/toppings.
  • You can use store-bought pesto and store-bought pizza dough.
 
Expert Tips:
  • Do not add too many toppings to this.
  • You will need to hold onto the toppings when placing them into the lined loaf pan.
  • This loaf tastes GREAT dipped in our Homemade Tomato Sauce.
  • Stores and reheats well.

Nutrition

Serving: 2.5piecesCalories: 378kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 17gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 1401mgPotassium: 209mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 432IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 186mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

When you make this recipe, remember to tag @bakerstble or hashtag it #BakersTable!

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2 Comments

  1. This looks so good! I’m thinking of making one with normal pesto and skipping the tomato sauce. Do you think that would be too dry? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Maya! Thank you so much! This bread is made with normal sun-dried tomato pesto. We just added the tomato sauce as an option to dip it in! Xo, Caylie