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Pepperoni Pizza Loaf Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Loaf Recipe

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. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 large 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


  • 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.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled unsliced pizza loaf in heavy-duty foil. To use, remove from freezer 30 minutes before reheating. Remove from foil and reheat loaf on a greased baking sheet in a preheated 325° oven until heated through. Serve as directed. Yield: 10-12 slices.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 296 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 827mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 260853
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2017

"This was great Super Bowl food! I used a loaf of frozen pizza dough, and it was very easy to handle. Will definitely try this again."

jmarana User ID: 406643 259550
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2017

"I have made this recipe for years and there is never any left overs. I also made several pans of this for my daughter's wedding for their limo ride. Kids loved it. Not a bit left again. I also make my own pizza dough in my bread machine. Much easier to work with."

AngelaN User ID: 6679061 244981
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"This has been a family favorite for years! The frozen dough is a little hard to work with at first, but I think it is better than the refrigerated dough."

naydan User ID: 6879594 244445
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016


bunny1030 User ID: 8255078 242869
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"Yum yum yum. I use refrigerated pizza dough most of the time with this recipe instead of frozen just for convenience, but it's great either way. Very good and simple to prepare. In fact, we are having it again tonight!"

becky5294 User ID: 5905654 234244
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"I have made a version of this for almost 40 years. I use toppings I like. I recently started making my own fresh pizza dough. It is cheaper and cuts down on the prep time by several hours since I don't have to wait for frozen bread to thaw and rise. When I started making this, I had to freeze 1/2 the loaf for later. Now I double and triple the recipe and there are never any leftovers. My kids are grown now but bring their chidren and their friends over. They all gobble it up."

MyDarlingDays User ID: 8474541 230794
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"This is my MOST favorite take on pizza, ever. The egg wash of spice blend is superb & it's a family favorite!

I raved about this recipe in a blog post:
Thank you for sharing & keep the yummy eats coming! :)"

bowler_jen User ID: 1977143 219472
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"Perfect and delicious. Peppers made it. Could use whatever toppings you like."

mcfar1950 User ID: 8220389 218311
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Great and easy"

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 218290
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"This was great for snacking with friends watching football!"

MaryAliceH User ID: 7877378 49288
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!!!"

carolanne1210 User ID: 3617870 49284
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

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

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 136477
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."

dalajohnson User ID: 824065 129692
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"absolutely yummy"

KimberlyHeilman User ID: 5699576 55522
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"

omnijen User ID: 6475476 90067
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"This was delicious! I can't wait to make it for our Super Bowl party!"

Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 205704
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"Delicious! I'm glad someone said the pickled peppers made the loaf, otherwise I would not have bought them to add. I omitted the parmesan, mushrooms and eggs due to preference & allergies. Also, I made two loaves, one with only pepperoni & mozza for filling, the other with bell peppers and pickled peppers as well. Both were very good. If my family gets their way I will make this often."

jeminirose User ID: 6840118 98587
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"Yummy family loved"

Mandy257 User ID: 6312943 65551
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"When I made this, I left out the pepper rings, and the olives. The whole family enjoyed it. My husband requested that I cut down the amount of pepperoni, and add some sausage. I will be making this again."

Jan2 User ID: 116031 132182
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"My loaf turned out just like the picture. I made my dough in the bread machine instead of using frozen dough. Used 1/4 cup HOT banana pepper rings. That was plenty of heat. Will be making this again."

Andrea Love User ID: 7097133 136476
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"This was so good. A great base recipe to have that would easily be altered to fit your tastes."

scookies User ID: 2530147 56349
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"I have been making a similar recipe for years. Using frozen bread dough. I use pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese. Delicious!!"

maxiegirl User ID: 6810308 49670
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Looks good!"

obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 72713
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"Delicious! Loved the variety of ingredients stuffed inside. Husband wanted to eat more but decided to stop before he made himself sick :) Would definitely make again."

trisha25a User ID: 5485060 132180
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"I have made the recipe several times and everyone loves it. One of my favorite recipes by far."

cookiehatch User ID: 1445524 49283
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Soooooo good! I usually hate anything pickled, but the pickled pepper rings make this pizza. Way better pizza than what you get at the pizza restaurants!"

Melana09 User ID: 6475033 55517
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"Very good!"

KariBeth User ID: 309472 132179
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"This is one our family's favorite recipes. We make it with black olives, pepperoni and mushrooms."

niagaracat User ID: 3122379 98584
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"Fast and Delicious! I left out the olives and the pickled pepper rings but didn't even miss them. A very stuffed pizza loaf!"

belisamasana User ID: 4007311 49669
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"My family loves this recipe. 2 loaves feeds a family of 7 with leftovers for breakfast :)"

dkpadilla User ID: 4615058 132176
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"My family really enjoyed this recipe, and we plan to make this pizza over and over again (using various combinations of ingredients). My children, pizzaholics, actually stated they prefer this pizza over the pizza they've had from well-known pizza establishments. This is quite a compliment as they are truly pizza connoisseurs. Thanks for sharing."

PianonFlute User ID: 1836895 60184
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2008

"Delicious and easy to make. easy to change flavors to make your own."

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