Pull Apart Pizza

An easy and quick version of Pizza Pull Apart Bread that is perfect for those busy nights where you want something delicious fast!

Pizza Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy and delicious pizza pull apart bread.

Welcome to Day #1 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by myself, and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes.

I was chatting with my buddy, Kristen some time ago. We were gabbing about appetizers, and how much folks love game day food. One thing led to another and we decided to launch a yearly event. So this kicks off our first year of Appetizer Week. Okay, so maybe the part about it being yearly I might have forgotten to mention to Kristen. Surprise! She’ll be thrilled. *giggles*

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Okay, all kidding aside, welcome to a week filled with savoury appetizers to get you ready for the big game. As Kristen and I chatted I realized I had very few appetizers on my sites. So this week we are going to fix that by shifting  into appetizer overdrive. Just in time for the big game. I have to say it’s been fun delving into the world of appetizers. So many options, so little time.

I hope you enjoy Appetizer Week. Be sure to check out all the other great appetizer dishes all my bloggy buddies cooked up. We are going to help you throw the best game day party on the block!

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An easy and quick version of Pizza Pull Apart Bread that is perfect for the busy nights where you want something delicious fast!
Recipe type: appetizer
  • Pizza Dough, homemade or store bought
  • ½ to ¾ cup pizza sauce, depending on taste
  • 1 to 1 and ½ cups pizza mozzarella, depending on taste
  • ¼ to ½ cup of shredded pepperoni, depending on taste
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Get a loaf pan prepared by spraying it with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  3. On your work surface roll out, or hand stretch your dough until it's spread evenly. Use some flour to make sure you dough isn't sticky, it will make the stacking process easier later.
  4. Now spread the pizza sauce over top evenly.
  5. Sprinkle the the cheese over top.
  6. Now toss the pepperoni over top.
  7. Take a pizza cutter or knife and cut your pizza into squares that will fit into the pan vertically.
  8. Stack about 4 squares high. I managed to get about 3 stacks with 4 high. Once you have them stacked take one at a time and carefully flip them sideways to they are standing up in the pan. So basically you're taking a horizontal stack and making it go in the pan vertically. Quickly do the same with your other stacks. It's okay if it doesn't touch the sides, it's going to expand as it cooks.
  9. Place in oven and cook for about 15 minutes. Pull the oven rack forward and toss some extra cheese on top. Slide it back into the oven and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes. You want the top golden brown and the cheese all nice and melted.
  10. Remove from oven and carefully take a knife and slide it around the edge of the pan to loosen the pizza. Turn upside down on a plate, then flip again onto another plate. This is a good skill to learn if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
  11. Serve with a big old cheesy smile!
Recipe adapted slightly from Just a Taste's Pizza Pull Apart Bread. I was unsure how to stack mine, I usually do this bread in bubble pizza form so I swung by Kelly's for some great visual tutorials on how to stack the bread properly. She's got a great tip there about proofing bread you should check out.

Make sure you use flour on the work space or your dough will be too hard to work with and stack.

Roll the dough out on the thin side, if the dough is too thick it won't cook properly. However if it's too thin you'll have trouble picking the stacks up to move them. So pay attention to your thickness when making this.

We love cheese but don't go too crazy or the stacks will be hard to transfer to the loaf pan.

You do lots of variations of this. We make pizza about once or twice a week so I'm always playing with new ideas and techniques to keep it interesting.

Try some of the following recipes for your dough or sauce:

Killer Spicy Pizza Dough

Salsarific Pizza Dough

Sweetums Slow Cooker Pizza Sauce

Pizza Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy and delicious pizza pull apart bread.

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Pizza Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy and delicious pizza pull apart bread.

You seriously have to try this. It’s amazing. I usually do my pizza pull apart bread like bubble pizza, it’s round pieces. I decided I wanted to try stacking them like cinnamon pull apart bread but was unsure how to do that with the toppings on it. So I did some digging on my pinterest boards, and remembered Kelly from Just a Taste did a Pizza Pull Apart Bread with this technique. I headed over to Kelly’s site and she had a great photo tutorial how to stack them. So thank you to Kelly, your photos made the process easy to follow. I’m thinking mine would have been a mess without your guide. Luckily it turned out fabulous.

Pizza Pull Apart Bread from cravingsofalunatic.com

Craving more appetizer recipes? Check these out: 

Jalapeno Bacon Poppers | Cravings of a Lunatic | Jalapeno Poppers wrapped in bacon with a little extra kick of adobo and smoked paprika.

 Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Lasagna Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on.

 Lasagna Dip

Mini Pizza Sandwiches- These adorable little Mini Pizza Sandwiches are perfect for game day, or for an afternoon snack. Grill them for the full tailgate experience. You'll thank me for it!

 Mini Pizza Sandwiches

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. says

    What beautiful bread, Kim! I fear I could eat that whole loaf. Thank you so much for organizing this great giveqway week! I hope you are having the absolutely BEST birthday EVER!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I pretty much did. You are most welcome, thanks for joining us. And thank you. I wish I hadn’t been sick for my birthday but what can you do. Could be worse right. Lol.

  2. Jennifer Smith says

    Thank you for this recipe! I am gluten free (by Dr orders, not choice!) and I am going to try this with a Gluten Free Pizza Crust mix and see how it turns out.

  3. Jennifer Smith says

    Re: OXO
    My favorite that I own & use frequently is the soft handled can opener. It’s weird to love a can opener so much, but when I am at someone else’s home and ask for their can opener, I usually cringe because it’s not the right kind! After seeing this post and the ad from OXO I would like to try the 4 piece mini measuring beaker set – looks like it is designed right for my needs.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      A great can opener is a life changer. I think it’s super important. You would love the beaker set, it’s awesome.

  4. Sarah says

    I LOVE the canisters with the pop up top!!!!! OMG I can really use this prize pack!!!! I just graduated with a masters in OT and am struggling with cash and I need to move out of my parent house ASAP is getting free kitchen products, especially oxo, will really help get me into the right direction with a put together home!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      My son finished his masters and is getting his phd, so I can definitely relate to your struggles. Good luck with the giveaway and the future. I think you’ll do amazing on your own. xx

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks John. I figured it was good timing with the game coming up. Pizza rocks. I love it any form. We must eat it 3 times a week, it’s almost sad. lol

  5. Jaye Lorton says

    I absolutely love OXO products! My favorites are the pop storage containers. They’re so easy to open, close, and ensure everything stays airtight. Love!!!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I oddly don’t have those and I need to go get some immediately. We’re getting ready to do a major kitchen pantry redo.

  6. says

    Currently I’m in love with my OXO pie server!

    ok andddd HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYY!! Wishing you oodles of love and fun! And hopefully this pull apart pizza because ummmm OH MY YUM! So amazing!!!

    and we’re on the same wavelength with the appetizers 😀

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      How cool is it right.

      Thank you SO much. I had a wild week and still haven’t opened my birthday gifts, maybe tomorrow. A week late, not so bad. Ha.

  7. Jeffrey says

    I like their POP storage containers. I use them for baking supplies, dried fruits, snacks, oats, nuts, cookies, etc.

  8. Yvonne McGowan says

    Hard to answer this one because I have so many favorites! I would have to say my favorite OXO gadget is my salad chopper & bowl! Not only fantastic for chopped salads, but the chopper can be used for cutting dough slices as well!

  9. Dana says

    My current OXO fave, the UPLIFT Anniversary Edition kettle that I received from a dear friend for Xmas. Can’t go wrong with any OXO product.

      • K. Jones says

        Funny thing is…we have plenty in common. My name is Kim as well. I’m a snarky, sarcastic mom who LOVES to cook. I’m addicted to pistachios, ice cream, and not turtles, but traveling and money, LOL.

  10. EllenCF says

    I adore the angled measuring cups that I can see the amount from above … now more lifting the cup or stooping down …. the best!

  11. says

    You confirmed your lunatic status this week by hosting two huge group events! But that’s what makes you so endearing…and recipes like this pizza bread!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Nope, I said there was a giveaway coming up for Canadians, not that this one was for Canadians. There’s some for Americans, and one for both, and one coming for Canadians only. I have multiple giveaways going on. The one for Canadians only will be up on Tuesday or Wednesday. And the FB page would have a heads up about it since not many are Canadian only.

  12. Linda Bragg says

    OMGGGG …..This bread looks just amazing..yummy! Can’t wait to try it. I was gone most the day but just want to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU KIM!! Hope you’ve had a wonderful day. Great giveaway also!! I dont believe I have ever had OXO products but hopefully I will get a chance to try!! They all look great!! Thanks for the chance.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I always forget to pull mine out of the cabinet. It’s stored in an awkward spot and I keep forgetting I have it.

  13. Christel Williams says

    I love my angled measuring cups! I can look down into what im measuring instead of bending over to see the side!

  14. Ann Elders says

    Really, just 2… I love my can opener… No more jagged edges… The measuring cups… They have the perfect slant

  15. says

    My favorite oxo product is the silicone turners, i love the flexible stainless steel centers and the 600 degree safe silicone covering that doesnt scratch my pans or leave melted black strings in my food!!!

  16. Eileen says

    I love the Oxo can opener because it doesn’t leave any sharp edges. I also LOVE Oxo bullion cubes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. says

    I have not met a kitchen gadget that I can’t live without. :) Love all of them. I would love to rip loads of that pull apart bread and make my belly smile too. :)

  18. Teri Melton says

    My current favorite that I own is my salad spinner, no my salt and pepper grinders for sure! But I really want the can opener.

  19. Tracy Spangler says

    I really love the cupcake corer! Until watching cooking shows I was mystified how bakers could put creams, jellies, or anything like that in the center of cupcakes. Mystery solved! I would love to get one of my own from OXO to make cool muffins and cupcakes for my kiddos. Thanks!

  20. Annette says

    I have quite a few OXO products, but my favorite is the cherry /olive pitter; it’s simply fascinating and I could pit cherries for hours with it.

  21. Andrea Johnson says

    I love OXO, but I’m even more excited about this recipe. I’m so happy I happened to find this! I’m making it tomorrow!

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