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Pepperoni Pizza Bread
Ahh, Pepperoni Bread. Yummy, Cheesy and Delicious. Looking for a fast, easy and very affordable lunch or dinner option? Then you’ll want to give this delicious pepperoni pizza bread a try. Made with a loaf of frozen (thawed) bread dough, shredded mozzarella cheese, canned pizza sauce and packaged sliced pepperoni, it can’t get any easier than that. If you aren’t a fan of the packaged pepperoni, head to your local grocery store, go to the deli counter and order roughly a 1/4 pound of thinly sliced “deli” style pepperoni.
Gotta Be Good!
With a line up like that, it’s gotta be good! Not only is this bread great for lunch or dinner, it makes a fantastic appetizer for any party. Another plus, pepperoni pizza bread makes great left-overs. If you are lucky enough to have left-overs. Simply wrap the left-overs in aluminum foil and reheat in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. My hubby actually prefers his pepperoni pizza bread this way.
Frozen Bread Dough
I always have frozen bread dough in my freezer. Not necessarily to make a loaf of bread with but to make everything from cinnamon rolls to recipes like this one for pepperoni bread. There are SO many delicious things you can make with frozen bread dough. When frozen bread dough goes on sale, pick up a few packages. I usually buy one package of white and one of wheat. In my area, frozen bread dough on sale sells for $3.99. That’s for a package of 4 frozen loaves. Not bad considering one loaf of my favorite bread sells for $3.99.
Not a Fan of Pepperoni?
If you aren’t a real fan of pepperoni, as I know some people aren’t, use what ever you like. This recipe is about as versatile as it gets. Thin slices of deli-style Ham and Swiss cheese can be used or even thin slices of deli-style Roast Beef and Munster cheese. Just remember to replace the pizza sauce with a cheese sauce or even a Alfredo style sauce. Like Reuben sandwiches? Give this a try; Reuben Bread
Great to serve as a meal or appetizer.
- 1 loaf frozen bread dough
- 1 6 oz package sliced pepperoni
- 1/2 15 oz can fire-roasted pizza sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
- water for sealing dough
- olive oil to brush on dough
Preheat oven to 425º
Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly flour work surface. Place thawed dough on floured surface; lightly flour top of dough. Flatten dough with hands, then using a rolling pin, roll dough into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Add extra flour, as needed, to prevent sticking.
Top dough with sliced pepperoni, spoon pizza sauce over pepperoni. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning over top, leave a one inch border around edges.
Brush the edges of the dough with water.
Roll up the dough, making sure to tuck in the sides. Place filled dough on prepared baking sheet. Brush the top and sides of filled dough with olive oil. Make 4 to 5 slashes in the top of the bread.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until dough is golden brown.
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