Pull-Apart Pizza Bread Recipe (Including Healthier and Gluten-Free Variations)
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Well, give pizza a new spin with this: Pull-Apart Pizza Bread! It is bursting with the pizza flavors, fun to eat, great for parties, great appetizer, get togethers and pleases everyone!
Recipe type: Appetizer or Main Dish
Cuisine: Finger Food
Serves: 5
  • 1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ cup of Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 8oz. package of pepperoni with each slice cut into quarters - tip, stack many slices at once and cut them all at once to save time!
  • ⅓ cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 TBSP of fresh minced garlic or ½ tsp. of garlic salt or powder
  • 1.5 TBSP of Italian Seasoning (or a combo of parsley, oregano, basil)
  • 2 TBSP of Olive Oil
  • For the dough: make your own or buy 1 refrigerated pizza dough
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a cake pan, bread pan or a bundt pan.
  3. Make your dough and roll it out and use a pizza cutter to cut it into about 1" squares. It does not need to be exact.
  4. Then roll the pieces into little balls and throw in a bowl!
  5. Then throw the rest of the ingredients in, except the cheddar cheese, and mix by hand to coat it all well and evenly.
  6. Then put the mixture in your pan you intend to use. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top!
  7. Now you are ready to bake it at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the top is crusty and brown!
  8. Then dump out the bread onto your serving dish. To help it come out with ease, run a butter knife along the edges of the pan to loosen the bread.
  9. Serve warm with a marinara or pizza sauce for dipping!
Make it quicker:
Use canned biscuits and cut each biscuit into 6-8 pieces and roll in the balls.
Use mini-pepperoni to avoid cutting it up!
Make it healthier:
Use a whole wheat dough from scratch or from cans.
Add ground flax seeds in your mixing process.
Make it vegetarian.
Use a nitrate free meat, even the sausage we show here instead of pepperoni.
Use Turkey pepperoni.
Make it gluten-free:
Use an all-purpose gluten-free flour to make a dough
Use 2 gluten-free pre-made crusts cut up into chunks. Note, it will not really puff up, but 2 crusts gives you the density you need.
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at https://thethriftycouple.com/pull-apart-pizza-bread-recipe-including-healthier-and-gluten-free-variations/