Spicy, Savory, Meaty and cheesy pepperoni jalapeno pull apart bread is an award winning appetizer that is super simple to make, but disappears FAST! Best app!
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Cheesy Pepperoni Jalapeno Pull Apart Bread is an appetizer that is one of those easy to make, quick to be gone recipes that is perfect for this time of year (or really anytime… I mean come on!) Whether you are just entertaining at home, or heading out somewhere, or hosting the guys for football, this is the appetizer that will go the quickest. Any man I have put this in front of, has devoured it and it’s so much fun to eat.
Just look at all that pepperoni! And cheese! My mouth waters still as I look at these photos and remember how amazing this pull apart bread was, and yes, how quickly it was gone. Always a crowd pleaser, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t just love pull apart bread. This one is stuffed to the brim with Hormel Pepperoni, Black Olives, Jalapenos, Tomatoes and cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.
It is also incredibly easy to make and Cheesy Pepperoni Jalapeno Pull Apart Bread only requires a few ingredients which makes it perfect for ANY get together. And while I provided you measurements, just to be fair, you can totally eyeball this and add extra of things you love (like pepperoni) and use less of things you might not love.
What do you need for Cheesy Pepperoni Jalapeno Pull Apart Bread?
- 1 loaf of Italian Bread
- Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes (canned is okay too, just drain them well)
- 1/4 cup chopped jalapenos, seeds removed
- LOTS of Hormel Pepperoni, quartered
- 1-2 cups of Mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- Fresh Oregano, Basil or Parsley, chopped
How do you make Cheesy Pepperoni Jalapeno Pull Apart Bread?
You start with a loaf of Italian Bread and cut across and down to make a “checkerboard” pattern, or the pieces that can be pulled out. Drizzle a little olive oil down inside and if you feel like it, add some minced garlic.
Stuff your chopped tomatoes down inside. Next add the jalapenos. If you want more, add more, if you want less, add less.
Quarter your pepperoni, or you could halve it. I quartered ours because it allowed me to stuff more down inside. We love pepperoni! Stuff that Hormel Pepperoni down inside. Don’t miss a single spot. Every single bite should have pepperoni!
Cover everything in cheese. LOTS and lots of cheese. Top with Black Olives and Herbs. Bake at 325 for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Eat it while it’s hot, because it’s better that way, though I will be honest, this is one of those appetizers that tastes great hot, warm OR cold. So you choose how you want it.
There is a printable version of Cheesy Pepperoni Jalapeno Pull Apart Bread below.
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