Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread is cheesy pepperoni pizza bread with a Dijon butter glaze. Easy to pull apart and dip into your favorite sauce!
- 1 loaf Italian bread
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, plus more for dipping
- 1–1/2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 20 slices pepperoni, about 2.5 ounces
- 1/2 cup 80 percent fat margarine
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 cup pizza sauce for dipping (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, large enough that when you pull up the sides you can wrap the bread loaf in the foil.
- Using a sharp bread knife, make deep, long slices thru the bread about 1-1/2 inches apart all across the bread, taking care not to cut thru to the bottom. Then make the same cuts going in the opposite direction. The cuts will look like a grid.
- In a small bowl, mix the cheese and garlic. Stuff the mixture into all of the bread cuts, leaving some cheese to poke out on the top.
- Stuff pepperoni pieces in all of the cuts.
- Place the butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave until the butter is just melted. Add the Dijon, Italian seasoning and garlic powder to the melted butter and stir to combine.
- Using a spoon, drizzle the butter mixture evenly over the bread.
- Wrap the loaf in the foil on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Remove the pan from the oven and open the foil packet to expose the bread.
- Turn the oven broiler on high and broil until the top of the bread is light brown and the cheese is bubbling.
- Remove from the oven and serve hot.
Set chopsticks or wooden spoon handles on each side of the bread to use as a cutting guide when slicing the grid. It will keep the knife from going all of the way thru the bread.