Stuffed Pepperoni Bread takes pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasonings, rolls it up into refrigerated bread dough, and bakes it to golden brown, melty perfection. Then, it’s served with marinara sauce for dipping.
We absolutely love any kind of Italian food, even Italian-inspired food that’s not necessarily authentic. Hey, flavor is flavor! One of our favorite Italian-adjacent recipes is this stuffed pepperoni bread. It’s full of pepperoni pizza flavors, and it’s great as an appetizer or a main dish.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It only takes a handful of simple ingredients.
- It’s an easy recipe that’s ready in just a few minutes.
- It’s loaded with classic pepperoni pizza ingredients.
- Using frozen bread dough makes the recipe so fast!
You’ll find everything you need for this recipe in one quick, in-and-out trip to your local grocery store. It only takes 6 ingredients! Everything you need is right here, but be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.
- Frozen bread dough
- Deli-sliced pepperoni
- Sliced mozzarella cheese
- Italian seasoning
- Marinara sauce for dipping
🔪 How to Make Stuffed Pepperoni Bread
This super easy recipe only takes a few minutes of prep and about 35 minutes in the oven. That’s all there is to it!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Step 2: Layer
Roll out your dough in a large, 12×10 rectangle. Lay your pepperoni slices in an even layer on the bread. Then, place the mozzarella cheese on top of the pepperoni.
Step 3: Roll
Roll up the bread into a log, starting at the longer end, and place it on the baking sheet.
Step 4: Bake
Brush the pepperoni-stuffed bread with egg wash, sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
Step 5: Cool and Slice
Cool the bread for 10 to 15 minutes and slice it. Enjoy with marinara sauce!
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Spicy – Try sprinkling red pepper flakes over the mozzarella before rolling up the bread.
- Extra Cheesy – Sprinkle shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese on top of the bread before baking.
- Fillings – You can use cooked ground beef, Italian sausage, bacon, or Canadian bacon, instead.
- Other Toppings – Try adding sliced black olives, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, or your other favorite pizza toppings, as well.
If you think this pepperoni bread looks good, then we think you’ll love these pepperoni stuffed breadsticks.
- Measuring spoon
- Mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
Refrigerate this bread for up to 3 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, wrap the bread in a double layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil and freeze for up to 2 months.
- Use a single layer of pepperoni and mozzarella for the bread to prevent over-stuffing and oozing.
- If you use ground beef, Italian sausage, or bacon, be sure to fully cook it first.
- Always line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup and to prevent sticking.
- If you add an extra layer of other toppings, be sure not to lay it on too thick. You need to be able to roll up the bread.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Pepperoni bread is an appetizer made with refrigerated bread dough that’s filled with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, rolled up, and baked. It’s served with marinara sauce for dipping.
Sort of. While pepperoni bread isn’t from Italy, it was invented by an Italian-American. In 1927, Giuseppe Argiro began serving pepperoni bread at the Country Club Bakery in Fairmont, West Virginia. It was intended as a lunch option for coal miners.
Marinara sauce, pizza sauce, and ranch are the three best sauces to serve with pepperoni stuffed bread.
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Stuffed Pepperoni Bread
- small bowl
- silicone brush or bbq brush
- Parchment Lined Baking Sheet
- 1 pound loaf frozen bread dough thawed
- 1/4 pound deli sliced pepperoni
- 8 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- Marinara for dipping
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll out your dough into a large rectangle about 12×10 inches.
- Lay your pepperoni over the surface of the dough.
- Layer the mozzarella cheese on top of the pepperoni.
- Roll the longer side of the dough up into a spiral.
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Beat the egg and brush on top of the roll.
- Sprinkle with the italian seasoning.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until it is all the way baked through.
- Let cool for 10-15 minutes and slice.
- Serve with marinara for dipping.