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Woman dipping pull apart pizza bread in marinara sauce.
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Pizza Pull Apart Bread

This is another variation of a pull apart bread. This is one will have your whole family, or friend group excited! It's delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
resting time1 d
Total Time1 d 35 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread ideas, Brioche recipes, overnight breads, pizza bread, pizza variations, pull apart bread
Servings: 8
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 21/2-3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Pizza ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups grated mozzarella This is a variable depending on how much cheese you want. You can always add in more if you like it really cheesy!
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • ½-1 cup sliced pepperoni you could also use Canadian bacon, or even leave it vegetarian and add veggies to it
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon each- garlic powder, basil, and oregano You can also use 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning if you prefer and ½ teaspoon garlic powder.
  • 2-4 cups marinara This is for dipping after.


  • Make sure to read all instructions through before starting.
  • Combine all dough ingredients in a stand mixer with a dough hook, only add 2 ½ cups of flour, to begin with.
  • Mix for about a minute on medium, and decide if you need more flour. If you do, only add in ½ cup at a time.
  • Mix for 6 minutes on medium until the dough is smooth. Transfer to a greased bowl that is large enough the dough can double in. Cover and place in the fridge.
  • If you are baking the same day, cover and let it rise until it is doubled. Then follow the steps below.
  • On the day of baking, remove the dough from the fridge. Form into 1 ½-inch balls. They don't have to be perfectly shaped as they will change while they rise and bake.
  • Add them to a large bowl, and mix in the grated mozzarella, parmesan, herbs, pepperoni, and olive oil. Mix gently with a rubber spatula so you don't break it up.
  • Spray your pan with nonstick pan spray. This is important, as you do not want the bread to stick. Then scoop the mixture into the pan.
  • Cover and let this rise in a warm place until is doubled. While it is rising, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • When it is ready, bake until it is golden brown on the top and pulls away slightly form the edges.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes in the pan. Then place a plate on top and flip it over. If it doesn't come out right away, flip it back over and carefully run a knife on the sides to loosen it.
  • This is best served hot, but I can also tell you, if you don't finish it in one sitting, it is really good reheated in the next few days.
  • Also, I like to heat the marinara for dipping. Hot bread, hot marinara work really weel together.
  • Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!