This post is sponsored by Sugardale Foods and SheKnows Media.
I am a busy bee. If I’m not working I’m at home cleaning or out in town running errands. Since I have such a busy lifestyle sometimes it’s hard for me to go home and cook a nice meal. I love to cook, I just hardly find the time. I’ve been craving pepperoni pizza and thought that was a great excuse to have a relaxing evening at home making homemade pizza. Then I thought… let’s kick it up a notch! Instead of just plain old pizza, I decided to make pepperoni pizza pull-apart bread and some homemade four cheese dipping sauce!
I ran to my local grocery store to get all of the ingredients I needed to make my dinner masterpiece. Whenever I cook at home, I like to be mindful of the products and brands I’m cooking with. Since I’m making pepperoni pull apart bread, of course, I used Sugardale Sandwich Pepperoni. It’s hands down the best sliced pepperoni you can buy. I love knowing it’s made with premium high-quality ingredients.
You will need:
- 1 loaf of crusty bread
- Sugardale Sandwich Pepperoni
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Shredded Parmesan Cheese
- Italian seasoning
- Pastry brush
- Tin Foil
Sugardale Pepperoni takes my pull apart bread to the next level. It has old-world genuine flavor that you know and love, not to mention it makes everything taste better. Put it on salad, pasta, soups, sandwiches, and it’s foolproof on pizzas. I don’t care to admit that I often run to the kitchen to snack on them throughout the day as well. You just can’t beat the flavor of Sugardale.
Another thing I love about Sugardale Pepperoni is that no matter what I’m making or how much, they always have the perfect package size for me. It’s frustrating when you’re trying to make five pizzas for a party and get stuck buying several small packages of pepperoni. Sugardale pepperoni is available in 5 oz., 8 oz., and 1 lb. packages. Perfect for just your family or to feed an army! I bought an 8oz. package at my local Walmart for less than $3.50 but you can find them at different prices in stores all over like Walmart, Piggly Wiggly, Save A Lot, and a many more. If you want to check where to find Sugardale products near you, check out the Where To Buy section on their website.
Let’s get into how to make this delicious Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread!
Watch this quick little video or keep scrolling to read the full instructions:
Step One: Cut the Sugardale Pepperoni into small pieces.
Step Two: Cut the bread in a cross pattern. Do not cull all the way through, but go about ¾ the way down. Start by making 1 inch slices horizontally and then do the same on the vertical.
Step Three: Stuff the bread with the shredded cheeses and sliced pepperoni in the cracks.
Step Four: Place the stuffed bread onto a large piece of tin foil.
Step Five: Mix 4 tablespoons of melted butter and the Italian seasoning in a bowl.
Step Six: Apply it to the loaf with a pastry brush.
Step Seven: Wrap the loaf in the tin foil and bake it at 350 degrees. After 15 minutes, unwrap it and then cook it for another 5-10 minutes to get it crispy.
Step Eight: Prepare a homemade marinara sauce. I usually take a little bit of a shortcut here but it still tastes delicious. I start by sautéing an onion and garlic in the pot with a little bit of oil. Throw in a can of tomato sauce and half a jar of alfredo sauce. Then I also add in some ricotta cheese, some parmesan, some mozzarella, and some Italian seasoning! Dipping the Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart bread in this just takes it to the next level.
My mouth waters just writing this post! This meal is always a big hit in our house. You definitely should try it. I love that is simple to make but still makes more of a statement meal. If you have picky eaters in the family, even the more reason to try this recipe. For more recipe inspiration, check out Sugardale.com.