This Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread is a delicious twist on pizza. The cast-iron skillet gives it a crusty edge and doubles as a beautiful serving dish!
It is almost Oscar time! Have you caught up on your movies? And more importantly, do you know what you are making? I know I will be making this Pull Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread!
Ok confession time…I haven’t seen any of the nominated movies! We never go to the movies anymore. Most of the theaters in NYC (at least near me) are kind of gross, and they are always packed! It is such an unenjoyable experience, so we just stopped going. But I still wanted to join in the Oscar fun! Even though I haven’t seen any of the movies, I still like watching the Oscars – everyone knows the best part is seeing what everyone is wearing!
My pizza bread was inspired by the movie Whiplash. I had to turn to my movie expert friend Julia (no really, her job is to be an expert on all things tv and movie. pretty amazing) to figure out what to make. She said that in Whiplash, he eats a lot of pizza so I just ran with that! But I thought that instead of normal pizza, I would make something that would be so much fun to serve at an Oscar Party – Pull Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread! These are basically garlic bread knots mixed with tons of pepperoni and topped with cheese! They are cooked in a cast iron skillet which gives them a great crusty exterior, and also doubles as a beautiful and rustic serving dish!
You can use storebought pizza dough in this recipe or make whatever dough you like. I used a no-knead pizza dough from this post – it is so easy to make!
The pizza bread starts with chopped pepperoni and garlic sautéed in some oil and butter…this is not a light recipe, but it tastes amazing!! Then you cut the pizza dough into strips and tie the dough into knots, then toss all the knots in the pepperoni garlic mixture and add a good helping of parmesan cheese!! The dough knots are then spread into the cast iron pan that you used to cook up the pepperoni – talk about flavor! The dough needs to rise for a few hours, then top with more cheese and into the oven it goes! The final touch is a big bowl of marinara sauce for dipping.
You can also make the pizza bread the day before you want to serve and just let it rise in the fridge overnight. Then when you are ready to eat, let the dough sit at room temperature for and hour and then pop it into the oven. So easy!
These will be the hit of any party. It is such a fun twist on regular pizza!
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Meet the amazing bloggers bringing you this giveaway!
Anne from Wit Wisdom and Food // Beth from bethcakes // Cat from The Rustic Willow // Cate from Chez Catey Lou // Erin from The Speckled Palate // Ginnie from Hello Little Home // Grace from Think Fruitful // Jenna from A Savory Feast // Katie from Twin Stripe // LeAndra from Love & Flour // Leia from Eat It & Say Yum // Linda from Brunch with Joy // Madison from The Wetherills Say I Do // Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife // Molly from Hey There Sunshine // Susannah from Feast + West
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Pork Tenderloin Sliders – The Judge
Aged Cheddar & Apple Grilled Cheese – Boyhood
Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread – Whiplash
Asparagus Rolls – Into the Woods
Texas Guacamole Quesadilla – The American Sniper
Magic Garbanzo Beans – Into the Woods
Nutella Mochi – Big Hero 6
Rocket Raccoon Cake – Guardians of the Galaxy
Texas Peach Crisp Skillet – American Sniper
Camouflage Mini Cheesecakes – American Sniper
Courtesan au Chocolat – Grand Budapest Hotel
Butterscotch Pudding – Gone Girl
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Granola – Wild
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