Nov 2012
Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Pizza is one of our favorite meals to make on the weekend. If you always have frozen pizza dough on hand like I do, it requires minimal prep work, and can easily be doctored with your favorite toppings to create something different every week. This weekend I wanted to try something different, so I decided to make a pizza version of the ever popular pull-apart bread. Serve it with extra pizza sauce, and it’s perfect as an appetizer, or as a casual dinner for two alongside a nice glass bottle of wine. Perfect for unwinding after a busy week!


Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Yield: 4-5 servings


  • 1/2 batch pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced pepperoni
  • Additional toppings of your choice


  1. On a floured surface, roll your pizza dough out into a large rectangle. Top with sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Using a pizza cutter or a very sharp knife, cut the dough into long strips, then into squares, so you end up with about 20 squares. Stack the squares onto of each other, and stack into a greased loaf pan. (For pictures of this technique, check out how I did it with this cinnamon pull-apart bread). Cover the pan with plastic wrap and allow to raise for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Baked for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden brown. Allow to pizza to rest for 10 minutes before turning onto a serving platter. Serve with additional pizza sauce, if desired.

Source: Stick a Fork In It original recipe.

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54 Responses to Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

  1. Niki says:

    I am not sure what 1/2 c pizza dough is. Do you mean pizza sauce?

  2. Pizza is one of my favorite foods – this looks really, really good!

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  4. This looks AWESOME! Such a creative idea! I also just wanted to say I am loving your blog so much!

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  6. HanaS says:

    Thank you for your inspiration. I will definitely try it since that looks great.
    I was just wondering whether the store-bought pizza dough would also need the time to rise under the plastic wrap.
    PS. Off to refer to the cinnamon pull-apart bread :)

    • Chrissy says:

      Depending on what type of dough you use, it might need a little time to raise. At least bring it to room temperature before working with it, it will make rolling out the dough much easier. And yes, it should raise a little after you cut and assemble the bread. Enjoy! :)

      • HanaS says:

        Thank you for your reply. Luckily, we have already pre-rolled doughs available in shops so I don´t need to do this step :) However, I will give it some time to raise anyways. Thank you again.

  7. Priya says:

    Was still doughy when it came out! Had to cook it for another 15 minutes

  8. Bina says:

    Can use bisquick instead of the dough

  9. Yum! This looks fantastic – I can’t wait to give it a try! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. June says:

    tried making this with gluten free pizza dough. outside was good, inside and middle was raw. When I make pizza crust, I need to precook it. So would parbaking have made a difference?

    • Chrissy says:

      It might help, I’ve never used gluten free dough so Im not sure if that made a difference or not? You might need to turn the oven up a little more next time.

  13. Dawn says:

    Is there a particular pizza sauce (or pizza sauce recipe) you recommend? I’ve never done anything pizza-like before so I figured I should ask before I make a huge mess of things in my kitchen, haha.

  14. Athena Shewbert says:

    I saw a pregnant lady make this on Rachael Ray the other day…a special on game day snacks. Maybe that was you or she is a fan. Looks delicious and actually pretty easy. One might end up eating a whole pizza this way and not even know it.

  15. Kim Matthias says:

    When you say store bought pizza dough do you mean the kind you buy in a can?

  16. Hi, can i replace bread flour with plain all purpose flour?

  17. Anastacia says:

    I made two of these last night for the super bowl it was a huge hit everyone loved it!!! I am hosting one of my best friends baby showers at the end of the month and she loved loved loved this dish so I will be making at least four loafs for her baby shower thank you for sharing this recipe!

  18. Can I use mushrooms, cottage cheese or chicken in this?

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  20. Tracey Johnson says:

    I made this last week and my family LOVED it! However, it didn’t cook evenly. The outside was perfect but the inside was very doughy. I want to try again tonight, any suggestions? Should I cover it with foil for the first 10 minutes? Cook at 425?

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  24. Anna says:

    When you say ‘1/2 batch pizza dough’, is that going by your quantities for the dough? So I should half the amounts on your pizza dough recipe and make enough for 1 medium sized pizza? I just wanna make sure I make the right amount of dough. Thanks! I can’t wait to make this, it looks so good :)

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  29. M.J. says:

    Can this be put in a loaf pan for the rise and baking? It sounds fantastic!

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  33. peggy says:

    I’m not really into pepperoni can I use anything else?

  34. Harri says:

    Tried this today with the bf, however we missed the bit about using half the dough so it’s safe to say we had a lot of pizza to eat :P As others have said, the Middle was still uncooked after the twenty mins, we but it back in for another 15 and it turned out perfect :)

    Thanks for the recipe!

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