Pull-Apart Pizza

Pull-Apart Pizza Recipe – a fun twist to pizza night! Only 3 ingredients! Refrigerated french bread dough, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese. The dough is cut into little bite-size pieces and topped with sauce, cheese, and any of your favorite pizza toppings. This pizza is perfect for a party, tailgating, lunch, and dinner! It is fun to eat and tastes great warm or at room temperature. It is always the first thing to go!

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Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread Recipe

This Pull-Apart Pizza is a favorite at our house. Bite-sized pieces of bread dough topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings. It is a fun alternative to traditional pizza. This makes a great party appetizer and easy main dish. Whip up a salad and some cheesy pasta and you are set. This is also delicious with a big bowl of soup! Add this to your menu ASAP! Pizza night has never been so much fun!

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How to Make Pull-Apart Pizza with French Bread Dough

This pizza is super simple to make with only 3 ingredients! To make the crust, place a loaf of refrigerated french bread dough on a cutting board. Cut the dough log in half lengthwise. Slice each dough half crosswise into 16 slices for a total of 32 bread dough slices. Repeat with remaining can of dough. You will have a total of 64 bread dough slices.

Arrange dough slices on a pizza pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or a pizza stone. Top with pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and pizza toppings. Bake in the oven until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Garnish the pizza with some Italian seasoning or basil and parmesan cheese and enjoy.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any pizza toppings that you enjoy. I used sliced pepperoni and Italian sausage in the photos. We also like Canadian bacon, mushrooms, peppers, olives, and onions. This is equally delicous without any toppings.
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Mozzarella, Italian cheese blend, parmesan cheese, anything goes!
  • Here is our recipe for homemade pizza sauce: https://www.plainchicken.com/easy-homemade-pizza-sauce/
  • I use two cans of refrigerated Pillsbury French Bread Dough. It should be near the refrigerated biscuits at the grocery store.
  • Can Pull-Apart Pizza be made in advance? Sure! You can assemble the pizza ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
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What to Serve with Pizza

Serve the pizza with a bowl of marinara sauce for dipping, if desired. This is also delicious dipped in some melted garlic butter. You know, like Papa John’s. YUM! This pizza transports easily and is great for a crowd. I love serving this at parties and tailgates. Everyone can grab a little bite-sized piece and not fill up on pizza. Saves room for Crack Dip! YUM! This pizza is fun to eat and tastes great warm or at room temperature.

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Pull-Apart Pizza

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Pull-Apart Pizza Recipe – a fun twist to pizza night! Only 3 ingredients! Refrigerated french bread dough, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese. The dough is cut into little bite-size pieces and topped with sauce, cheese, and any of your favorite pizza toppings. This pizza is perfect for a party, tailgating, lunch, and dinner! It is fun to eat and tastes great warm or at room temperature. It is always the first thing to go!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (11 -oz) packages refrigerated French bread dough
  • cups pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • pizza toppings

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly grease a round pizza pan or pizza stone.
  • Place one loaf of refrigerated dough on cutting board. Cut dough in half lengthwise. Slice each dough half crosswise into 16 slices for a total of 32 bread dough slices. Repeat with remaining dough. You will have a total of 64 bread dough slices when you are done.
  • Arrange dough slices on pizza pan or pizza stone. Top with pizza sauce, mozzarella and pizza toppings.
  • Bake 14–16 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Notes:

  • You can use any pizza toppings that you enjoy. I used sliced pepperoni and Italian sausage in the photos. We also like Canadian bacon, mushrooms, peppers, olives, and onions.
  • Here is our recipe for homemade pizza sauce: https://www.plainchicken.com/easy-homemade-pizza-sauce/
  • I use two cans of refrigerated Pillsbury French Bread Dough. It should be near the refrigerated biscuits at the grocery store.
  • Can Pull-Apart Pizza be made in advance? Sure! You can assemble the pizza ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight before baking.

Steph

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Comments

  1. Sounds like a great, easy recipe; the kind I like! What kind of refrigerated french bread do you buy and where can I find it…I don't ever remember seeing it at my grocery store? Also, the pepperoni looks super small in diameter…what kind and where do you buy that, also? Are we supposed to bake the dough first, as one of the posters suggested above?
    Thanks in advance and for the recipe…can't wait to try it!

    1. I used pillsbury French bread – it is near the crescent rolls. The pepperoni is mini pepperoni by Hormel. It is near the regular sized pepperoni. I did not bake the crust first. I did it per the instructions above.

  2. This is a great idea! I don't make pizza that much because, well, we live in New York. But, this looks like a great recipe for some of impending snowy weekends.

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