Pepperoni Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf frozen bread dough
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced pepperoni sausage
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions:

  1. Allow frozen bread dough to thaw approximately 8 hours, or overnight, in the refrigerator.
  2. Place dough in a large, lightly greased bowl.
  3. Place bowl in a warm location, and allow dough to rise until doubled (2 to 3 hours).
  4. Punch down dough.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 .
  6. On a lightly greased, large baking sheet, roll dough into an approximately 12×18 inch rectangle.
  7. Brush dough lightly with olive oil.
  8. Sprinkle with basil, onion flakes and oregano.
  9. Layer with pepperoni to within a half inch of the edges.
  10. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  11. Beginning with the longest edge, roll dough into a thin cylinder and seal seam.
  12. Glaze with egg.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Source:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-pepperoni-bread/
Note:  Feel free to experiment with your favorite pizza flavors or other meat/cheese combinations.

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Pizza Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced pepperoni sausage
  • 16 ounces pizza sauce
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic and green bell pepper.
  4. Drain excess fat.
  5. Stir in the noodles, pepperoni, pizza sauce and milk, and mix well.
  6. Pour this mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, top with the cheese, then bake for 5 to 10 more minutes.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pizza-casserole/detail.aspx

 

Deconstructed Pizza Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz small pasta
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 4 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 2 1/2 oz  pepperoni, halved
  • 2 1/2 oz baby spinach
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 large cubanelle pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 oz olive oil
  • 2 oz red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Drain and allow to cool.
  2. Place the pasta and the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss.
  3. In a small bowl or dressing shaker, mix together the dressing ingredients until emulsification occurs.
  4. Drizzle over the salad and toss again.

Source:  http://www.coconutandlime.com/2009/09/deconstructed-pizza-pasta-salad.html

Pizza Pinwheels

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 24 slices pepperoni
  • 1 (14 ounce) can pizza sauce

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

On a large baking sheet, pinch the 8 crescent roll dough triangles into 4 rectangles. Layer each rectangle with 6 slices of pepperoni and even amounts of mozzarella cheese. Roll tightly lengthwise and slice each into 4 or more pieces.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

Source:http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pizza-pinwheels/detail.aspx

Pizza Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pepperoni
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 8-oz. can pizza sauce
  • 3/4 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground sausage
  • 1 cup grated pizza cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices pepperoni
  • ripe olive slices

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In microwave-safe bowl, place onions and garlic; sprinkle with a bit of water. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring once during cooking, until vegetables are tender. Place in large bowl along with bread crumbs, salt, pepper, pepperoni, and egg; mix well. Add half of the pizza sauce and the ground meats; mix well to blend.Press meat mixture into 9″ round cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and drain off fat. Top loaf with remaining pizza sauce and return to oven. Bake 30 minutes longer until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F.

Sprinkle with cheeses and arrange pepperoni and olives on top of cheese. Return to oven and bake 5-10 minutes longer until cheese melts. Cut into wedges to serve.

Source:  http://busycooks.about.com/od/groundbeefrecipes/r/pizzamtloaf.htm