Anything pizza-related is always a hit in our house – whether it’s our Deluxe Hot Pizza Dip or our Famous Pizza Sliders, we love trying out fun twists on pizza for low-key family movie nights or entertaining. This Pull-Apart Pizza Bread is a stellar addition to our line up – using pre-made pizza or biscuit dough, this cheesy, garlicky pizza bread is quick and easy to throw together but seriously delicious.
We try to sit down and eat supper as a family every night – I actually have a big rule that no extra-curricular commitments or non-food events can take place during dinnertime. I don’t see the point in signing kids up for a physical activity when in order to make it work, you’re sacrificing healthy eating habits (sitting down for a meal, connecting with family, eating balanced meals instead of take-out).
It’s definitely easier said than done – especially with only 3.5 hours between the end of the work day and Miss G’s bedtime, but we just sometimes adjust to eat supper a bit earlier or later (not dramatically) and plan ahead as much as possible with the Instant Pot or plan-overs (planned leftovers).
But Friday nights are different. Friday nights are our designated movie nights. We eat in the living room and there may or may not be a vegetable present.
We sometimes go all-out with a themed family movie night, and other times we make indulgent yet quick and easy treats like this pull-apart pizza bread.
This pizza bread comes together really quickly thanks to the pre-made pizza dough, but if you have time you can always make pizza dough from scratch. The smell of it baking is absolutely intoxicating – and when you eat it, be sure to serve it with my cheater marinara sauce for extra decadence.
Ingredients for Pull-Apart Pizza Bread
- 13 ounce pizza dough, defrosted
- 3/4 cup of pizza sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional
- 1 1⁄2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup of mini pepperoni, or as desired
- 1 whole egg
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1⁄4 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 2 Tablespoons sundried tomato pesto
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional
Tip: swap out the pepperoni for your favorite pizza toppings.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Pizza cutter
- Loaf pan
How to Make Pull-Apart Pizza Garlic Bread
Preheat oven to 350F.
On a floured surface roll pizza dough into a 15×9 inch (give or take) rectangle. Cut off the edges
to make sure it’s straight.
Spread pizza sauce over the pizza dough, sprinkle with cheese and top with pepperoni.
With a pizza cutter, lengthwise cut into six even strips, make two separate stacks of three strips.
Take the pizza cutter and cut each strap width wise into three equal squares.
Take a well greased 8×4 inch loaf pan, turn it vertically and stack the squares into the loaf pan.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg wash ingredients and brush it over the bread in loaf pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until bread is deeply brown (not burnt).
Remove from heat, allow bread to completely slightly before serving.
Heat the tomato sauce for 30 seconds in the microwave, stir in the sundried tomatoes and hot sauce, and then heat for an additional 30 seconds. Serve as a dipping sauce alongside the bread.
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