Garlic-Butter Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Garlic-Butter Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

It’s pizza you can dip. This Italian-inspired dish will be a crowd favorite at your next party.

Total Time45
MIN
Ingredients9
Servings16
LevelEasy

Ingredients: 

  • 1 loaf Nature’s Own Perfectly Crafted White Bread

  • 2/3 cup butter, melted

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 3/4 cup mini pepperoni (3 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

  • Marinara or pizza sauce (optional)

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the bread on a 24x12-inch piece of aluminum foil, taking care to keep the bread in a loaf shape. Fold the foil halfway up around the sides of the bread.

  • With a sharp bread knife, cut the bread lengthwise in half, cutting halfway down through the bread slices.

  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Brush 2/3 of the butter mixture between the slices of bread.

  • Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella, the pepperoni, and 2 tablespoons parsley between the slices. Drizzle the remaining butter mixture over the top of the bread loaf.

  • Place the foil-lined bread on a rimmed baking sheet. Gently cover bread with additional foil and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  • Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until cheese is golden and bread is just browned and crisp on the outside.

  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. If desired, sprinkle with additional parsley and serve with marinara or pizza sauce for dipping.