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.

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 Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

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 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

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      Kim Beaulieu says:

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    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.

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      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Perfect. I love pizza with cauliflower crust. Wouldn’t work for this one but for a flat pizza it rocks.

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    Re: OXO
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      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

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    Great idea! Who can’t use more appetizers? And I love pizza, so you’ll know I’ll like this nifty pull apart version. Thanks.

    • 24
      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

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      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.

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    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 :D

    • 34
      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.

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      Ha, I love that. You cracked me up.

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      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.

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    I love my microplane. I use is all the time.

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    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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    If I made Pizza Pull APart Bread, I would probably want my very own loaf. This may just end up at a birthday celebration on Friday. :-)

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