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Pizza Pull Apart Bread. This easy appetizer recipe is loaded with cheesy goodness. Serve for game day or at your next party!
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Pull Apart Pizza

Pizza Pull Apart Bread. This easy appetizer recipe is loaded with cheesy goodness. Serve for game day or at your next party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Author: Kim Beaulieu


  • 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


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degree F.
  • Get a loaf pan prepared by spraying it with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Now spread the pizza sauce over top evenly.
  • Sprinkle the the cheese over top.
  • Now toss the pepperoni over top.
  • Take a pizza cutter or knife and cut your pizza into squares that will fit into the pan vertically.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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