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Pepperoni Pizza Loaf

 Pepperoni Pizza Loaf
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
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place seam side down; brush with egg whites. Do not let rise. Bake

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Pepperoni Pizza Loaf (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Warm the pizza sauce; serve
  • with sliced loaf. Yield: 10-12 slices.
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.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.