Pepperoni Bread

Hildi Valenzano Recipe

By Hildi Valenzano cinciMom

This has long been a family favorite, and an often requested favorite of my soon-to-be son-in-law. But it also has lots of other possibilities..think Reuben Loaf!


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
depends whether it's a main dish or appetizer
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1
pillsbury pizza or french bread loaf
8-10 oz
thinly sliced sandwich size pepperoni
2 1/2 c
shredded italian blend cheese
6-8 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese
2-3 Tbsp
italian blend spices..oregano, basil and parsley


Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, unroll the Pillsbury dough, carefully stretching into a uniform rectangle.
2
Beginning at one end of the rectangle, place the pepperoni slices over top of the dough, overlapping just a little bit. Leave a small strip of dough at one end without pepperoni, you'll use this as your end seam to seal the loaf.
3
Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese over the pepperoni. My family likes a lot of cheese, but you may find that 2 cups is enough for you.
4
Now you want to roll the dough to make a long log shape, beginning at the covered end and rolling to the uncovered end of the triangle.
5
Place the loaf, seam side down, on a rimmed baking sheet. With a serrated knife, place 3-4 cuts in the dough to vent the loaf...this is an important step...if you don't do this the loaf could break open.
6
Lightly spray the loaf with cooking spray. Sprinkle with grated parmesan and the Italian spices.
7
Bake 30-45 minutes, until golden brown. We serve this with individual cups of marinara sauce.

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