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Pepperoni Pizza Loaf Recipe
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Pepperoni Pizza Loaf Recipe

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This savory stromboli relies on frozen bread dough, so it comes together in no time. The golden loaf is stuffed with cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers and olives. I often add a few slices of ham, too. It's tasty served with warm pizza sauce for dipping. —Jenny Brown, West Lafayette, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup pickled pepper rings
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 296 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 827 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. On a greased baking sheet, roll out dough into a 15x10-in. rectangle. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, oil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder and pepper. Brush over the dough.
  2. Sprinkle with the pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, pepper rings, green pepper and olives. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal and tuck ends under.
  3. Place seam side down; brush with egg whites. Do not let rise. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Warm the pizza sauce; serve with sliced loaf. Yield: 10-12 slices.
Originally published as Pizza Loaf in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 296 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 827 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Extremely good!! This recipe was a hit at our family gathering. I made a variety of stromboli with this being at the top of the favorite list. I did not use the frozen bread dough as I didn't want to get a 5 package at this time so substituted a tube of crusty french bread dough with very good results. The substitution is the only reason I left off a star for my rating but it was a 5 in my book as I made it!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"SO good! I made this exactly as directed, and everyone loved it."

Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"Incredibly easy to make & so yummy! Tastes like something you would get at a deli & sandwich restaraunt. I left out the peppers, olives & mushrooms & ate it plain, without the pizza sauce as a dip."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"absolutely yummy"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"This was very good. I actually made this a day ahead and froze it. I took it out of freezer to thaw a couple hours before I baked it and it turned out great. Since I was making it for a party and needed to do it ahead and the recipe said not to let it raise"

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