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Freezer Meals: Pepperoni Bread

Pepperoni Bread

Pepperoni Bread

This is so yummy and very versatile for your family.  Perfect for serving as bread sticks to dip in marinara sauce on game day or cut into bigger pieces  for dinner. 

I highly recommend you go ahead and make at least two or more if you have the freezer room. One to bake up that night, the others to store for a quick dinner or to take to a party. 

Change the toppings around to suit your taste. You can choose between homemade bread dough or store bought frozen bread dough.  Want to whip a few out even faster?  Buy the Pillsbury style pizza dough that you just unroll and you'll be ready to go! 

Here's a tray I made a few months back,  for the boys to take to a football party at a friends house. I made 1 cheese bread and 1 pepperoni bread cut into sticks for dipping.  They went fast.


Pepperoni Bread

Ingredients:
1 loaf of bread dough (either homemade, frozen store bought that is thawed, or pillsbury style)
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1 (8oz) pkg. pepperoni slices
1- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup  butter/margarine softened
4-5 Tablespoons Garlic Bread Seasoning ( create your own by mixing Parmesan cheese, granulated garlic and Italian seasoning)

Directions:
Roll out dough to about an 18 inch x 24 inch rectangle (ok, so mine was more like a 12 x 18 inch rectangle!)

Spread dough with pizza sauce leaving 1 inch edge of dough on all sides.
Top with cheese and then pepperoni.
Starting on one long edge, roll up the dough cinnamon roll style.
Tuck under each end to seal the dough. You can do this next step now or wait and do it right before baking: In small mixing bowl mix butter and garlic bread seasoning. Spread onto top of pizza roll.
To Bake right away: Cut a few slits along top for venting and bake in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until bread is baked and golden brown. (May bake in less time if using the pillsbury dough). 

To Freeze for later:  Wrap bread in plastic wrap and then wrap in aluminum foil. Label and freeze for up to 4 months.  To Bake: Remove bread roll from freezer and allow to thaw in fridge. An hour or so before baking place bread dough on greased baking sheet and allow to rise on counter.  Bake as directed above. 












16 comments:

  1. How yummy! Thanks for sharing...I'll have to make some instead of pizza sometime! I'm also your newest follower!

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for stopping by!Hope it turns out yummy.

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  3. Great recipe! Can't wait to try it. I love things I can freeze.

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    1. Jenn, Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving me a note! I hope it turns out yummo for you!

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  4. Sounds so good! Thanks for sharing and for freezing directions too :)

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  5. If using your own dough, do you spread out into a rectangle after the first or second rising? If it's after the first, do you bake right away or let it rise? Also, when frozen and after thawing to you bake right away or wait for a second rise?

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    1. Betsy, with my own dough I roll mine out after the first rising. If I want to bake it up right away then I don't usually wait for the full second rising, since I'm always making multiples, the first loaf really is rising while I make the others to freeze, so I only let it rise long enough to make the other breads for the freezer. If I'm freezing it I still make it after the first rising, but I thaw in the fridge during the day and then let it rise on baking sheet for about 30 minutes because my fridge runs really cold. Hope this helps.

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  6. Oh OH OH!!!! this looks YUMMY.. I am really bad about making meals ahead... I don't even think I could make this one ahead successfully as I am sure it would get eaten up on the spot... :)
    http://shoprubyjean.com/2012/01/sew-crafty-tuesday-8-and-hightlights/

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    1. I can totally relate! That's why I've learned to bake one right away and freeze the rest! I gave up trying to freeze them all! I'd love to stop by your blog and visit you!

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  7. We used to make this as a kid so it brings back fond memories! Thanks so much going to make this soon as the zoo here adores pepperoni, but I deprive them lol. Happy day!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I'm glad I'm not the only one running a "zoo"!

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  8. YUM! This looks really similar to a recipe we make called "stromboli." It's my favorite! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  9. Thanks Alison! I love Strombol too!

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  10. I love this idea! Just wanted to drop you a note it will be featured at Happy Hour tonight!

    I noticed you added Linky Followers, so I am following you now. :)

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    1. You just made my day! (And I needed that today!) I am excited both to be featured and to have a new follower! Thanks for stopping by!

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