This Bloomin’ Pizza Bread is filled with mozzarella and pepperoni. A great appetizer for a potluck!This Bloomin' Pizza Bread is filled with mozzarella and pepperoni. A great appetizer for a potluck!Literally as soon as I took the Bloomin’ Onion Bread out of the oven my mind started racing of all the different possibilities and ways I could make this style of bread.

I’m always thinking of entertaining so the concept of a bread that everyone can just pull off and eat is interactive and perfect for company.

My first thought was a pizza infused bread because that’s always a crowd favorite and that’s how this baby was born.

So this weekend take a warm piece of sourdough bread glazed with Parmesan and garlic butter, oozing with melted cheese and pepperoni, and dip it in warm pizza sauce! Yum!

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Bloomin’ Pizza Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 unsliced round loaf sourdough bread
  • 12-16 ounces mozzarella or Provolone cheese thinly sliced
  • 1 3.5 ounce package pepperoni, halved
  • 3 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • pizza/marinara sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting through the bottom crust. This can be a little tricky going the second way but the bread is very forgiving.
  3. Place bread on a foil-lined baking sheet and insert cheese slices and pepperoni between cuts. Combine butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings. Drizzle or brush over bread with a pastry brush. Sprinkle bread with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Wrap bread completely in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and pepperoni is a little crispy.

Recipe Notes

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything; inspired from The Changeable Table