Don’t even try to act like you weren’t warned.  Growing up my two favorite pepperoni breads came from La Puma bakery and one from a local bakery that Heinen’s (ah, momentary sigh of sadness for not having have access to Heinen’s…okay…done) sold.  I love pepperoni bread, but only with cheese in it (DUH!).   So, I decided to make up my own according to my tastes.  Although I’m sure this would be even more delicious with homemade dough, we had no trouble mowing through these two loafs in an embarrassingly short amount of time.

I didn’t measure, but here are a few estimates…obviously increasing the cheese amounts will only serve to make this MORE DELICIOUS!

Pepperoni Bread

  • 3 1/2 cups Mozzerella Cheese, shredded and divided
  • 3/4 cup Asiago Cheese, shredded and divided
  • 3/4 cup of Parmesan, grated and divided + 1/4 cup, reserved
  • 8-10 oz. of Sandwich Pepperoni (I found it near the deli, so that’s what I used!)
  • 2 loaves Frozen bread/pizza dough or homemade
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder, divided
  • 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning, divided

Defrost bread dough following manufacturer’s instructions.  (All cooking times and temperatures I’m going to refer to the original manufacturers’ recipes or to your bread dough recipe, because no two brands/recipes are exactly the same.)

Preheat over per bread dough manufacturer’s instructions.  Line baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Roll out dough into a large rectangle.  Then, lightly brush the dough with olive oil, leaving a 1-inch border on all sides.  Sprinkle dough with half of the garlic powder and half of the italian seasoning (or as much as you want).  Then lay the pepperoni down so that each piece slightly overlaps.  Cover evenly with mozzerella, asiago, and parmesan.  Roll up dough, and pinch the seams to seal.

Place seamside down on the baking dish, and repeat for the second loaf.  Brush the top of each loaf with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with reserved parmesan cheese.

Bake according to bread dough instructions until golden brown and delicious!