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Pepperoni Bread with Homemade Dough

two slices pepperoni bread on wooden cutting board

A super simple Italian bread dough is filled with parmesan, mozzarella, and pepperoni.   Very popular with kids!


Dough 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons water 3 cups flour (all purpose or bread flour are both fine) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar Filling beaten egg for brushing 1/2 cup shredded or grated parmesan 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 3 ounces sliced pepperoni (about half a package)


1. Combine all dough ingredients in stand mixer or bread machine on the dough cycle. Knead until smooth or allow bread machine to complete its cycle. 2. (Skip this step if using bread machine, it will do this for you.)  Turn dough out into oiled bowl and cover.  Allow to rise in a warm place one hour or until doubled in bulk. 3. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place dough on  top and stretch into 10 x 10 square and allow to rest ten minutes.  Preheat oven to 375. 4. Stretch dough out to full size of baking sheet.  Place fillings on top in this order: Parmesan, mozzarella, pepperoni, leaving a 1 inch border on each side. 5. Roll up carefully, pinching all around the loaf to seal in the filling.  Flip loaf over so seal is on the bottom. Brush with beaten egg and make  slashes on top. 6. Bake for 40-50 minutes and allow to cool 15 minutes before slicing.


If dough sticks to parchment while rolling, pop in the fridge for a few minutes.

Keywords: pepperoni bread, pepperoni roll, pizza bread