Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. GalbaniĀ® Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup GalbaniĀ® Mozzarella Cheese, hand shredded
  • 1/4 cup GalbaniĀ® Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 28 oz. pizza dough
  • 6 oz. bag of pepperoni slices
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup jarred tomato sauce

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking pan. Place a small (16-ounce) oven safe bowl in the center of baking sheet and set aside.
  • Add melted butter to a separate shallow bowl along with garlic powder, oregano and most of the parmesan cheese (reserve some to sprinkle on top after baked).
  • Cut pizza dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll the balls in the butter mixture until well coated.
  • Place dough balls on baking sheet around bowl to make a ring, and top with remaining butter mixture.
  • Remove bowl from center and bake pizza dough for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top each ball with shredded mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Place back in the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • In a sauce pan on the stove, combine tomato sauce with ricotta cheese. Cook at medium heat and stir until smooth.
  • Remove pizza bread from oven and sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
  • Pour tomato sauce with ricotta into the small bowl and place back in the center of the ring to serve.
  • Pull apart the pizza balls and dip into sauce.