clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread



For the dough

  • 2 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)

For the filling

  • 2 tablespoons butter (room tempterature)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni (chopped (optional))


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine 1 3/4 cups of bread flour with sugar, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and yeast, and stir to mix. In a small saucepan heat milk and butter over low heat until butter is just melted, then set aside for 1 minute and add water. Add milk mixture to the flour and stir to combine. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until each is combined. This will take a few minutes. Add the remaining 1 cup of flour and knead the dough on low for about 4-5 minutes. It will still be slightly sticky but resist adding more flour.
  2. Set dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel, then set in a warm place to rise for one hour. After one hour, punch the dough down and either refrigerate for later/tomorrow use, or use it now. Lightly flour your workspace and using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a giant rectangle. Combine butter and minced garlic and spread evenly on rolled out dough. Spread pizza sauce on top of that, and sprinkle evenly with pepperoni and cheese.
  3. Using a pizza cutter, slice the dough from top to bottom into 6 even strips. Lay the strips on top of each other (be careful you don’t lose the cheese!) and then cut into 6 pieces again. Butter and lightly flour a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Layer the square slices into the loaf pan cut side down. Cover the dough with a towel and let rise for another hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and set the loaf pan on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Serve with warm pizza sauce.


Recipe inspired by