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There’s not a single holiday or gathering in my lifetime that I can think of where this pepperoni loaf was not included on the menu, and it’s always the star of the appetizer table! If you don’t get your piece early enough, well, as they say – you snooze, you lose. And you don’t want to miss out on this one. Trust me.

Recipe Notes:

Store bought pizza dough works great for this – just let it sit out for 30 minutes to an hour before rolling.

Don’t worry if cheese starts to ooze out while baking. There is a lot of cheese still inside! This happens all the time and honestly, what’s better than the crispy cheese bits that end up on the pan?! You should eat them! 🙂

You can also serve this with some marinara or pizza sauce for dipping, if desired.

This has been one of our family favorites for years and years, so I hope you love as much as we do. And don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @jessicamccalla if you make it so I can see what you’ve cooked up!

xo, Jess

Pepperoni Loaf

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Author: Jessica McCalla


  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 Rolling Pin


  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 oz pepperoni sliced
  • 6 oz sliced muenster cheese
  • 8 oz sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 tbsps dried oregano
  • salt + pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  • Flour your surface and roll the pizza dough into a circle.
  • Brush the dough with the beaten egg. Lightly sprinkle all over with about 1 tbsp oregano, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper.
  • Layer both cheeses, and pepperoni on the dough, leaving about an inch around the edge.
  • Roll up the dough and pinch edges together. Fold the ends underneath.
  • Brush the loaf with remaining egg and lightly sprinkle with oregano and a pinch of pepper.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown on top.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes, slice, and enjoy!


  • Let your pizza dough sit out on the counter for at least 30 minutes before rolling.
  • Don’t worry if your dough breaks open and some of the cheese begins to come out of the loaf while baking. This happens all the time. There’s lots of cheese still in there!
  • If desired, you can serve with marinara or pizza sauce for dipping.

September 20, 2023

Pepperoni Loaf

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