Recipe by Martha Katz
"Everyone loves this! It's so easy and always comes out wonderful. Who could resist the delicious taste of pizza?"
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1 (1 pound) loaf
frozen bread dough, thawed
sliced pepperoni sausage
shredded mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons
I started with fresh pizza dough from my grocery store which makes this a quick & easy weeknight meal. I omitted the egg step(not needed), then added a thin layer of fresh baby spinach to sneak in some veggies & substituted some prosciutto for half of the pepperoni. I also drizzled with olive oil & sprinkled with more Italian seasoning & a little grated parmesan cheese. I served with marinara sauce to dip. Very good results!
This has potential but something made it too sweet. I think it may have been the bread - we used a Pillsbury French Loaf. It had a hint of sweetness and I didn't like that aspect of it at all.
My 6-year old loves pepperoni pizza, so I made this as a pre-birthday treat. I make my own pizza dough and had some leftover, so I used it instead of the frozen bread dough. Here's a tip to help avoid excess grease (especially if you are a pepperoni purist like me and won't use turkey pepperoni) - lay pepperoni out on a double layer of paper towels and microwave for 15 - 20 seconds, then cover with 2 more paper towels and blot. I do this when I make pizza and had very little grease when I baked my bread. Brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with a little garlic powder and kosher salt before baking. Great appetizer - I'll be making this for Super Bowl.
This always goes over well at my parties - there's never any left over. I usually use Pillsbury French Loaf instead of the frozen bread dough (it takes less time to cook), and I have substituted turkey pepperoni for the regular. I actually like the turkey pepperoni better, because it make the pepperoni bread less greasy. My most finicky eaters never knew the difference.
This receipe turned out quite well. I added some pizza sauce to it and used Pillsbury's French loaf which cut the baking time in half.
I've made this 3 times now. I've used frozen italian bread loaves and also pizza crust frozen bread loaves. Both worked fine. I add garlic powder to the egg mixture and coat heavy on the inside and lightly on the outside. Whatever you like on your pizza, throw it in there! I like to use deli sliced pepperoni, mushrooms, green olives, mild peppers and mozarella sliced or shredded. We dip it in pizza sauce or ranch dressing. Great "game day" meal. Passed the picky husband test and you can't beat that! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
Don't forget to brush with the egg! You'll get a puffy dome and everything else will sink to the bottom. Still tastes wonderful, but didn't help the presentation. =) Will definitely make again.
Highly recommended recipe. First I used a recipe for pizza dough that I found on this site to make the dough in the bread machine. As the bread becomes close to being done, I brushed the outside with a melted butter / garlic powder mixture for a great taste!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 91
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