One of my favorite comfort foods is Pizza Bread. It is one of my mom’s recipes that always makes me feel like a little kid again. Warm crusty bread filled with pepperoni and melty cheese, which we dipped in warm marinara sauce. Delicious. It wasn’t until very recently that I decided to make it for my own family. I called my mom and asked for her recipe, and I couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was.
- 1 6 oz. package of Turkey Pepperoni
- 1 cup of Part Skim Mozzarella
- 2 13.2 oz tubes of Pizza Crust
- 1 jar of your favorite marinara or pizza sauce for dipping
Preheat your oven to 350°. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Begin by rolling the pizza crust out into a large rectangle with a rolling pin. I do this on a sheet of parchment paper sprayed with a bit of non-stick spray. I rolled the dough out until it was about 18″ x 10″.
Cover the surface of the dough with a layer of turkey pepperoni. I use half of the package for one roll. Use more or less according to your taste.
Cover the pepperoni with 1/2 cup of mozzarella. Be careful not to use too much cheese, as it makes the center of the roll too doughy.
Beginning at one end, fold the edge of the dough over onto of itself. Carefully continue rolling the dough. As you roll, pinch the ends of the dough together to seal.
Once you have completed your roll, pinch the end of the dough to seal. Place the pinched side down on the baking sheet.
Slice across the top of the roll with a sharp knife, creating four to five cuts across the top of the roll. This will ensure that your bread bakes all the way through. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to create a second roll.
Bake your pizza bread rolls for 30-35 minutes at 350° or until the bread is golden brown. Once it has cooled, slice and serve with warm marinara, or as my guys prefer, ranch dressing.
Special thanks to my mom, Lisa Denning, for sharing her recipe. Of course, nothing tastes quite like mom’s home cooking.