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!
- 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
1Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, unroll the Pillsbury dough, carefully stretching into a uniform rectangle.
2Beginning 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.
3Next, 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.
4Now 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.
5Place 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.
6Lightly spray the loaf with cooking spray. Sprinkle with grated parmesan and the Italian spices.
7Bake 30-45 minutes, until golden brown. We serve this with individual cups of marinara sauce.