Pepperoni Pull Apart Bread Perfect for a Super Bowl Crowd

[ 27 ] January 24, 2013 |

A co-worker was celebrating a birthday this week in the office, so you know what that means…it’s time to make Pepperoni and cheese Pull Apart Bread!

Pepperoni & Chhese Monkey Bread

This bread is not only perfect to feed a crowd, but you have easy serving options, as it’s delicious, both served warm and at room temperature. So easy!

Ingredients
1/3 cup favorite flavored dipping oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder (or more if you like garlic like I do)
2 (16 ounce) pkgs pre-made pizza dough or homemade pizza dough
1 (7 oz) pkg sliced pepperoni
1 (8 oz) pkg shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
2. Separate pizza dough into small bite sized pieces.
3. Layer dough pieces in bottom of a Bundt Pan, drizzle lightly with some of the flavored dipping oil
4. Layer sliced pepperoni, shredded cheese and sprinkle with garlic powder.
5. Repeat with layers again making sure to drizzle the dough pieces with dipping oil before layering on the pepperoni, cheese, and garlic powder.
6. End the final layer with dough pieces an a drizzle of dipping oil and garlic powder.

Pepperoni Cheese Pull Apart Bread 3

7. Bake in preheated oven until the bread is browned and cooked through in the center, 30-40 min
8. Remove from oven, and cool. When cool the bread should flip easily out of the Bundt Pan.

Pepperoni Cheese Pull Apart Bread 2

I was extremely proud of how pretty this pull apart bread was out straight out of the oven.  I really took my time with the dough pieces, and didn’t overload the pan like I did last time.  I used an angel food pan, and I think the tube shape helps the bread cook evenly.

The smell of baking pepperoni pizza took over my house, and I am very lucky the bread had to go to the office the next morning.  If I had to wait any longer, my will power to stay strong on Phase 1 of South beach, may have come to screeching halt.

Once again, I forgot the sauce to serve on the side, but I don’t think anyone missed it.  We shared a wonderful assortment of home made dishes for our birthday pot luck, but what I am most happy about, is that there was very little pepperoni bread left over to tempt me.  9 days down for Phase 1, and only 5 left to go!

I was also asked recently by a reader on the original post here, if this bread can be made in anything other than Bundt Pan, since they did not have access to a one.  I would think it could just by decreasing the amount of ingredients.  My suggestion was a loaf pan, or even a round cake pan, and I definitely think I need to experiment this weekend with some alternate pans.

Hope my co-workers are in the mood for more Pepperoni! :-)

What’s your favorite dish to make and take to a pot luck get together?

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Pepperoni Pull Apart Bread Perfect for a Super Bowl Crowd
 
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Great recipe for feeding a crowd. May be served warm or room temperature. Optional marinara sauce on the side for dipping.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup favorite flavored dipping oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 (16 ounce) pkgs pre-made pizza dough or homemade pizza dough
  • 1 (7 oz) pkg sliced pepperoni
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Separate pizza dough into small bite sized pieces.
  3. Layer dough pieces in bottom of bundt or fluted tube pan, drizzle lightly with some of the flavored dipping oil
  4. Layer sliced pepperoni, shredded cheese and sprinkle with garlic powder.
  5. Repeat with layers again making sure to drizzle the dough pieces with dipping oil before layering on the pepperoni, cheese, and garlic powder.
  6. End the final layer with dough pieces an a drizzle of dipping oil and garlic powder.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until the bread is browned and cooked through in the center, 30-40 min
  8. Remove from oven, and cool. When cool the bread should flip easily out of the pan.

 

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Happily married with two children, Karen does not hesitate to rebuff her family’s hungry advances at mealtime, while she styles and photographs their dinner to share on Instagram before serving them. In The Kitchen With KP is full of family friendly adventures around Atlanta (and beyond), plus simple recipes everyone can feel comfortable trying. In fact, her whole family participates in the cooking/baking fun on a regular basis.

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  1. ooo I love “pizza” Pull Apart Bread. This looks great! Love it!
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  2. Natalie says:

    Oh my this looks crazy delicious!
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  3. Marie says:

    Karen~this looks so very scrumptious..can’t wait to make!! BUT I do have a question, that I need clarification on.. the pre-made pizza dough, can that be the pizza dough from a can?? Like pillsbury or a store brand pre-made pizza dough that you would find in the refrigated case..starting to get a little nervous because that was what I bought to make this with and now just not sure if that’s what you used or something else. Planning to make tonight for a MUM’s meeting and just wanted to be sure have the right ingredients.. thanks sooo much for your help!!

    • karenhartzell says:

      Hi Marie! I have seen it made by others using the pre-made biscuits or pizza dough in the can. I often use the pre-made that I find in the refrigerated case in my local grocery store bakery section. It’s not the kind in a can, but it is pre-made.

      • Marie says:

        Thanks Karen for your response!! Will definately keep close eye on, and check early 25 mins or so, than watch from there!! Thanks for sharing the recipe on your blog and I am looking forward to making it and sharing! Have a great evening! :)

  4. Jo says:

    This is in the oven now, with the Pillsbury pizza dough!

    I made a half portion for myself since I can’t eat meat without regretting it (*insert sad face!*) and used jarred mushrooms instead of the meat…. Everything smells delicious so far! Can’t wait to eat it!!

  5. Ginny says:

    You can fudge a bundt pan for recipes like this by using a round or square pan & a washed out can or make a tightly packed foil cone or tube in the center of your pan before filling! Make sure to oil the can or foil before filling your dish. :)

    • karenhartzell says:

      What a great tip! Thanks for sharing! This recipe also works straight up in a loaf or round pan. It’s pretty foolproof. :-)

  6. Betsey says:

    I made this for my family using se quick homemade pizza dough in the food processor & they loved it. Thanks for sharing!!!

    • karenhartzell says:

      So glad you liked it! I appreciate you stopping by! You should check out the cheese and garlic one next! So yummy!

  7. Paul Dunham says:

    I can’t wait to try this!
    I’ve never heard of flavored dipping oil.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks

    P.S.- I usually roll out the pizza dough, add the pepperoni and cheese in a couple layers, roll it up and bake it. I like the bundt cake pan. It looks nice.

    • karenhartzell says:

      I also make a rolled pepperoni bread. Let me know if you change it up and make it in a bundt. You can actually use any style pan, just by modifying the number of layers. :-)

  8. GHoyman says:

    Just made the recipe with these additions: pepperoni and hard salami, fresh mushrooms sprinkled with olive oil and garlic powder, fine diced red, green peppers, and onions marinaded in a little Italian vinaigrette, onion, garlic powders, and oregano all layered in. Really yummy!! Too bad I left out the black olives I was planning to use – next time…

  9. Cheryl says:

    Looks delicious! I’m going to make it for this weekend Superbowl! Just want to confirm that the bundt pan does not need to be greased? Thanks!

    • karenhartzell says:

      I don’t grease mine, but it’s nonstick. I’ve never had a problem with it sticking, but I also use plenty of the dipping oil to coat the dough too. You can always err on the side of caution and grease the pan if you like. It won’t hurt the bread’s outcome. Enjoy!

  10. Judy brotz says:

    What is flavored dipping oil and where can I fine this

    • karenhartzell says:

      Flavored dipping oil is just olive oil with herbs and seasoning added so you can use it for dipping bread, tossing on veggies, etc. You can usually find all different kinds with the other olive oils in your local grocery store. I use one flavored with basil and parmesan, but you can use one with flavors you like.

  11. Lori says:

    hi I want to try this recipe so bad but the grocery store only had the canned pizza crust will this work

    • karenhartzell says:

      If it’s the pillsbury canned type, it should work. I know some people use canned biscuit dough sometimes. I have never made it, but would probably suggest not to coat the pieces in the oil. Just drizzle a little through the layers for flavor and I think you should be fine. Good luck! Let me know how it turns out! :-)

      • Lori says:

        thank u or I was thinking- maybe cute the canned pizza crust in strips- roll into balls then dip in oil will this work or would us suggest getting canned biscuits instead- I live in a small town so selection is horrible

        • Lori says:

          hi sorry just nervous bout the dough- I could also buy frozen bread rolls- that probably would not work though= I will wait to hear from you before I do anything-

          • karenhartzell says:

            If it’s regular frozen bread dough it would work. Not sure about rolls though. There is a super easy homemade dough recipe I use here on the site too if you have the ingredients on hand. Dicing up the canned pizza dough or biscuits has worked for others. Don’t be nervous. Just give it a try and enjoy. :-)

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