Pizza Twist

Michelle Ensley


This recipe is from The Pampered Chef. I have made a few small changes, such as using garlic powder instead of a fresh garlic clove and dried parsley rather than fresh snipped parsley. Feel free to use fresh ingredients--I just try to save time! Also, you can use whatever ingredients you want for inside the twist. We usually use pepperoni and black olives, but feel free to mix it up with your favorites, just as you would on an actual pizza.

My family requests this ALL the time. It is meant as an appetizer, however, we eat it as a meal.


★★★★★ 2 votes

As an appetizer: 16
30 Min
30 Min


  • 1 pkg
    (3.5 oz.) pepperoni slices
  • 1 can(s)
    (3.25 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 pkg
    (11 oz. each) refrigerated french bread dough
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    dried italian seasoning mix
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz.) pizza sauce, warmed (optional)

How to Make Pizza Twist


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. Dice the pepperoni.
  3. Chop the olives.
  4. Combine the pepperoni, olives, parsley, mozzarella cheese, flour, and garlic powder.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Place bread dough, seam sides up, on cutting board.
  7. Spread the loaves open flat.
  8. Roll dough crosswise to create a well down the center of each loaf.
  9. Spoon half of the pepperoni mixture down the center of each loaf.
  10. Gather up edges over filling and pinch firmly to seal.
  11. Place the loaves in an “X” pattern on a rectangle stone or cookie sheet.
  12. Crisscross the ends of the dough to form a large “figure-8.”
  13. Separate the egg and discard the yolk (or set aside for another use).
  14. Beat the egg white and Italian seasoning mix.
  15. Lightly brush the egg white mixture over the dough with a pastry brush.
  16. Cut a small slit in each of the top sections of the twist to reveal the filling.
  17. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the loaf.
  18. Bake 30-32 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  19. Let cool for ten minutes.
  20. Cut into slices and serve with warm pizza sauce (if desired).

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About Pizza Twist

Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids

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