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Pepperoni Bread Recipe

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This Pepperoni Bread Recipe is loaded with cheese, spices, and of course pepperoni. It is easy to make and perfect to dip in marinara sauce. Cheesy, flavorful, and delicious.

overhead view pepperoni bread pieces with sauce, tomatoes, and pepperoni

If you have been following me for any amount of time, then you already know how I feel about pizza or anything that resembles pizza. I love it!

It is one of my favorite things to eat. There is something magical about the combination of soft dough, sauce, shredded cheese, and your favorite toppings. There are so many possibilities when it comes to pizza and I try to infuse pizza ingredients into anything that I can or come up with new ways to make pizza. Recently I decided to try making pepperoni bread and I must say that it came out delicious.

This bread contains a crisp outer layer but is soft on the inside. It is super cheesy with three different kinds of cheese and seasoned really well. Dipping this bread in your favorite marinara sauce adds another layer of flavor and definitely completes this recipe.

What ingredients are needed for this pepperoni bread?

homemade pizza seasoning in small bowl

  1. Pizza dough
  2. White American cheese
  3. Mozzarella cheese
  4. Pepperoni slices
  5. Parmesan Cheese
  6. Pizza seasoning
  7. Marinara sauce

How to make bread with pepperoni:

Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Roll the pizza dough out to about a 14-inch circle.

ball of pizza dough with flour on kitchen counter

Lay the slices of American cheese in a single layer, sprinkle the mozzarella, and Parmesan all over in an even layer.

pizza dough rolled out topped with cheese

Sprinkle with pizza seasoning and lay the pepperoni all over in a single layer.

rolled out pizza dough topped with cheese and seasoning pizza dough topped with cheese, seasoning, and pepperoni

Tightly roll it like a jelly roll, pinching the seam.

hand rolling pizza dough for pepperoni bread

Place it seam side down and using a small paring knife make a few slices over the top for the steam to escape.

rolled pepperoni bread on parchment lined baking sheet before baking

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting to serve. Serve the pepperoni bread hot with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.

close up side view pepperoni bread next to sauce in small bowl

Does pepperoni bread need to be refrigerated?

The pepperoni bread rolls can be served warm straight from the oven or at room temperature. If you have any leftover, it will need to be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. When ready to serve the leftovers, be sure to reheat in the oven or microwave. The pizza rolls are good up to 3 days after baking, they can also be frozen in the freezer in some plastic wrap up to 3 weeks.

What kind of pizza dough is best for pepperoni rolls?

You may use either homemade pizza dough or store-bought dough, either is fine. These rolls have been made from them all including canned pizza dough and dough purchased from a bakery. If you need a homemade recipe to make, then I have a recipe for Homemade Pizza Crust that you can use as well.

pepperoni bread with sauce and raw vegetables

Pepperoni Bread Recipe

This Pepperoni Bread Recipe is loaded with cheese, spices, and of course pepperoni. It is easy to make and perfect to dip in marinara sauce. Cheesy, flavorful, and delicious.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pepperoni bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 599kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough, already prepared
  • 1/2 pound white American cheese slices
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pizza seasoning
  • 1 cup marinara sauce for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Roll the dough out to about 14-inch circle.
  • Arrange the slices of American cheese in a single layer, sprinkle evenly with the mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese all over in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle with the pizza seasoning and arrange the pepperoni all over in a single layer.
  • Tightly roll it like a jelly roll, beginning with the longest end and roll to meet the other long end. Pinch the seam together to close.
  • Place it seam side down and using a small paring knife make a few slices over the top for the steam to escape.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the bread to cool¬†for a few minutes before cutting to serve.
  • Serve the pepperoni bread while it is still warm with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Notes

If you do not have any pizza seasoning then make your own by mixing together paprika, salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried thyme, and red pepper flakes

Nutrition

Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 2239mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 562mg | Iron: 4mg
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hand dipping piece of pepperoni bread in sauce in small bowl

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Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ways to use this Pepperoni Bread Recipe? Please share them in the comments below!


5 Comments

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    Julie
    March 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Looks Yummy!

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      admin
      March 10, 2014 at 9:52 PM

      Thank you so much Julie!

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    Coffee + Convo 41
    January 2, 2019 at 10:40 PM

    […] Pepperoni Bread: always a good choice […]

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    Kylie
    June 12, 2020 at 11:52 PM

    5 stars
    This recipe was quick, easy, and delicious!! I used biscuit dough because we didn’t have pizza dough and it turned out great! Did a quick egg wash before the oven too so it would get a little darker brown crust on the outside. My 3 year old and husband both LOVED this dinner so we are definitely adding it to our monthly dinner rotation!! Thanks so much for a great recipe, LaKita!!

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      LaKita
      June 15, 2020 at 7:05 AM

      Thank you so much Kylie! I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed it and I love the changes that you made. I will definitely be trying it with biscuit dough soon!

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