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Play-Off Pepperoni Mozzarella Loaf

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“This is so are not making bread but using an already baked loaf. The combination of pepperoni and mozzarella is classic, but you can play with this recipe to suit your tastes. This makes for a great presentation. It looks lovely once it bakes and it "blossoms". I call it "play-off" because I make it a lot for my husband and kids when there is an "important" game on :) You may want to make two...this never lasts long in our home!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf unsliced Italian bread (any hard crusted bread)
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded or cut into thin slices
  • 6 -9 ounces of thinly sliced pepperoni
  • 14 cup butter or 14 cup margarine, melted
  • 12 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 12-1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut bread diagonally into 1 inch slices BUT DO NOT cut all the way through.
  3. Stop within 1 inch from the bottom!
  4. Now slice the same way in the opposite direction.
  5. Stuff cheese and pepperoni into the cuts.
  6. Combine melted butter, garlic salt and oregano and drizzle over the top of loaf, making sure that it drips into the cuts.
  7. Wrap well in foil (heavy duty preferred).
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Place on a serving dish and watch it disapear!

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