This amazing Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart bread uses Rhodes frozen dough and comes together in snap. With a little advance planning to let the frozen rolls thaw, this pull apart bread ...
This amazing Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart bread uses Rhodes frozen dough and comes together in snap. With a little advance planning to let the frozen rolls thaw, this pull apart bread is actually very easy to throw together. And with Rhodes' Frozen Dinner Rolls, no one will ever know that you cheated.
It's the best kind of recipe - the kind that everyone in my family eats without complaint - no whining or picking anything out. It just kind of disappears. In fact, they rush to the table and devour every last cheesy crumb. It's become one of our new favorite treats.
I usually make ranch dressing for my husband to dip his in, but he enjoys it without the dressing too. Have you ever tried ranch dressing with pizza? You could also serve it with pizza sauce or marinara as a dip if you'd like, but my kids prefer it straight up. It would be fun to mix things up a little by adding your favorite pizza toppings. I think sliced olives or mushrooms would be delicious.
We love to have this for dinner or sometimes as a special weekend lunch, but I think it will be great football food when game time rolls back around. This pepperoni pull apart pizza is really easy to make. Here, let me show you how.
First you let thaw the rolls on a cookie sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray. I cover mine with a clean dish towel. After three hours, they are usually soft. When the rolls have thawed, use two fingers and press the middle of the dough so that if forms a valley. I thought I had taken pictures of this step to show you, only to find out that my memory card was in my computer from editing these pictures, and so they didn't save.
Hopefully you can tell from my description and the photos below what I mean by little valleys, they kind of look like little bowls. Anyways, after you make the indentations in the rolls, you spread each with a little pizza sauce, top with cheese and a few slices of pepperoni and you're nearly finished. When the toppings are in place, fold each roll like a taco and layer the rolls in a loaf pan alternating right, left, right, left, and so on.
There will be gaps, but don't worry about them because they fill in when the dough finishes raising. Spread a little pizza sauce on the top, sprinkle with some shredded mozzarella, let raise for about 20 minutes, or until doubled in size, and bake at 37 degrees for about 20 minutes. Serve with ranch, marinara, or left over pizza sauce. That's all there is to it!
Whoops, I almost forgot to tell you to fold the pepperoni like a tent over the cheese, like this.
Pepperoni Pull Apart PizzaServings: | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20 min
Pepperoni Pull Apart Pizza
18 Rhodes frozen rolls
36 slices of pepperoni
pizza sauce, (about 3/4 cup)
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
On two large cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray, thaw rolls as directed on package, usually about three hours. Spray two 9x5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray. When the dough has thawed, use your fingers to push down the center of each roll. Drop 1/2 Tablespoon of pizza sauce into the middle of each roll in indentation that you just made. Top with about 1/2 Tablespoon of shredded mozzarella. Place two slices of pepperoni inside the dent and fold it over the top of cheese so that it is covers it like a tent. Fold the rolls and pinch the dough up and around the toppings like a taco. Place 9 rolls in each loaf pan alternating right, left, right, left, and so on. Spread 3 Tablespoons of pizza sauce over the rolls in each pan. Sprinkle each pan with about 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Cover the pans with a clean dish cloth and let raise for 20 minutes or until doubled.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes. The tops will be golden and when the tops are pressed gently, they will spring back. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen pull apart pizza and turn out onto a serving platter. Serve warm as is or with ranch, Mariana, or extra pizza sauce for dipping.