8.15.2012

Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

I can't even being to tell you how cute we looked at our little coffee table yesterday with this beauty between us. We sat on the floor Indian-style across from each other, and one by one, without any utensils whatsoever, consumed the mighty pizza bread together (while catching up on the latest The Daily Show funnies).

We really liked it - the seasoned butter really adds an extra layer of richness to each bite. I also ended up using sourdough bread (they didn't have regular bread at the bakery at our local supermarket this time), and I think I'll stick with it next time! It was so cheesy and gooey - just how I like my pizza.

I thought it was a little funny yesterday when Ryan and I were making dinner. While I was stuffing the loaf of bread with pizza fixings, he asked me a simple question:

"So... are you just getting bored?"

This cracked me up. Why not just make pizza?! He's right. I do tend to over-complicate dinner sometimes, and I've been doing it before I even started blogging. Instead of making regular pizza, I chose to make Pull-Apart Pizza Bread. Instead of making a regular pie, I made Mini-Pie Bites. It's an addiction, I tell you! This doesn't mean I don't appreciate the standards, though. I mean, if a regular Chocolate Chip Cookie 'ain't broke, why fix it? ... then again... I did make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies that one time...


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Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Ingredients:
1 round loaf of sourdough bread
2 C Shredded mozzarella Cheese
1 package mini-pepperoni
3 T butter, melted
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t dried oregano 
3 T shredded Parmesan Cheese  
Pizza/Marinara sauce for dipping

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. With a sharp bread knife, cut slits about one inch apart horizontally, then vertically, into the bread almost to the bottom of the loaf - careful not to cut too deep (you still want the pieces to be attached to each other). 
3. Move loaf of bread to an aluminum foil covered cookie sheet.
4. Stuff (and yes, you can fit a ton in there) pepperoni and mozzarella cheese in each of the slits. 
5. Combine butter, oregano and garlic powder in a small cup. With a pastry brush, brush the seasoned butter over the entire loaf. 
6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 
7. Cover with another piece of aluminum foil, bake for 15 minutes. 
8. Unwrap bread, bake another 10 minutes until slightly golden. 
9. Serve with warm marinara/pizza sauce. 

Recipe slightly adapted from: Let's Dish.

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10 comments:

  1. I LOVE THESE pull apart breads! Looks lovely.

    cheers!

    danielle
    http://detrimentalbeauty.com

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  2. Thank you for sharing this! My family is going to love it and it looks quick and easy.

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  3. OMG!!! It sounds and looks amazing! What a great idea! I make garlic bread in a very similar way but I use a loaf of french bread for that. My family loves it so I would guess, they are going to like this recipe!

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  4. Stephen asked me the same thing when I made enchilada cups. Sometimes you just have to mix things up!
    P.S. I'm totally making this when our kitchen gets unpacked, it looks amazing :)

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  5. This looks totally lovely - so yummy!!

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. will have to try this - we make pizza every Friday - and frankly I'm getting bored! This looks great

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  7. This looks amazing! We have homemade pizza on Fridays, too. Isn't it funny how Friday-pizza-movie night has caught on? Love your blog.

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  8. This looks so delicious! I often see these sorts of breads and have never made one...I think a change needs to happen!

    I would love to invite you to post over at my link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there :)

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  9. I pinned this and made it and it tastes FANTASTIC!! Love this recipe! We have had it three times already at our house :)

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  10. I have a question. Do you this would be fine with homemade bread? I made a roundish loaf of bread a few weeks ago. I'm wondering if I made it, could I maybe make this the next day with it?

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