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Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread

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Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread is full of gooey cheese, spicy pepperoni and has a crispy golden brown crust. This homemade family favorite is perfect for a quick dinner, a game day appetizer, or any occasion that calls for delicious comfort food. It’s also perfect to pair with my Venison Lasagna!

Focus shot on the finished Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread on a white platter that's placed on a wooden surface.

Pizza night is one of our favorite nights at our house, and this recipe takes it to the next level. This spicy stuffed pizza bread is packed with your favorite pizza toppings, wrapped in pizza dough, and cooked until golden brown. I mean – who wouldn’t love that?

Living a busy life can be quite challenging, and when you add school, sports, and other family activities to the mix, it can be tough to find time to prepare meals. That’s why having a handful of quick and easy recipes on hand is always a good idea. 

Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread is incredibly versatile and super easy! This budget-friendly recipe is a good option to use up any leftovers you may have in your fridge, such as pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, veggies, and cheese. Just roll and bake until the outside is crispy and the inside is filled with melted cheese and toppings.

What You’ll Need for this Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread Recipe

  • Pizza Crust or Homemade Pizza Dough: you’re welcome to make your own pizza dough, but if you want a quicker option, I like to use pre-made pizza dough
  • Pizza Sauce: we like to use Aldi Pizza Sauce. It has a great flavor and is super budget-friendly. 
  • Pepperoni Slices: you can use any pepperoni slices that you’d like, if you’re looking for a bit of a healthier option, feel free to use turkey pepperoni. 
  • Melted Butter: creates the beautiful golden brown color that you’re looking for! It also helps crisp up the top of your crust.
  • Crusted Red Pepper Flakes: to add a bit of spice and flavor to your pizza bread. You can adjust how much you use, or omit completely if your family isn’t a fan of spice. 
  • Garlic Powder: adds a little bit of a pungent and savory flavor. Mixed with butter, it gives this dish an authentic garlic crust flavor. 
  • Basil: adds a hint of a sweet herby flavor to your pizza bread. 
  • Shredded Mozzarella: you can pick up any bag of shredded cheese at the grocery store, mozzarella cheese melts really easily so it is the perfect kind of cheese for this stuffed bread. 
  • Ranch: in my opinion, is the best sauce for dipping! 

How to Make Your Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread

A square pizza dough slathered with tomato sauce.

To make this delicious dish, you’ll first need to roll out your pizza dough. Once you’ve done that, spread a generous layer of pizza sauce over the dough, making sure to leave a little bit of space around the edges.

Focus shot on a square pizza dough for the Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread topped with tomato sauce and thinly sliced pepperoni.

Then, add some thinly sliced pepperonis and a bit of crushed red pepper over the sauce to give it a little kick.

Focus shot on a square pizza dough for the Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread topped with tomato sauce and thinly sliced pepperoni. Shredded mozzarella cheese has been added as well.

Next, sprinkle some shredded mozzarella cheese.

A rolled raw dough for the Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread recipe.

Next, roll the dough up tightly, making sure that all of the filling is evenly distributed throughout the roll. Then, let your pizza roll chill in the fridge while your oven is preheating. After about 20 minutes, take your chilled pizza roll out of the refrigerator and place it on your second piece of pizza bread dough, and roll it up once more.

A Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread sprinkled with herbs before being baked.

Brush the top of your roll with a little bit of butter, and sprinkle a few seasonings on the top of the bread to give it some extra flavor.

The finished Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread on a platter, with its tip sliced off to reveal the interior.

Then, bake your pizza bread in the oven until it’s golden brown and bubbly. Once it’s finished cooking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing it into bite-sized pieces. 

And there you have it! A simple yet satisfying meal that the whole family will love. Feel free to get creative with the fillings and let your little ones join in on the pepperoni pizza bread making fun! 

Different Variations of Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread 

  • Veggie Lover’s: Swap out the spicy pepperoni for sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, and spinach. 
  • BBQ Chicken: Replace your marinara with barbecue sauce, add shredded chicken, diced red onions, and a mozzarella-cheddar blend.
  • Hawaiian: Fill your pizza roll with diced ham, pineapple, and mozzarella.
  • Supreme: Load with pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions, and black olives.
  • Extra Cheese: Add in mozzarella, parmesan cheese and cheddar for a simple stuffed bread. Add pizza sauce in your roll up or on the side. 

Other Bread and Pizza Recipes to Try

I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious recipe for Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread! If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment letting me know how you liked it. And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I love hearing from you!

Why is my Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread soggy?

To make sure your Spicy Stuffed Pizza bread remains crispy, here are two of my top tips to keep your recipe from getting soggy.

First, don’t put too much sauce on the pizza dough; less is more. If you need a bit more sauce, add a little cup on the side of marinara sauce. Another tip is if you’re using vegetables, dry them with a paper towel before adding them to the dough.

The same goes for different meats. If your meat is a bit greasy, drain all excess grease before adding it to your stuffed bread. 

Can I make this ahead of time?

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time. Make your stuffed bread and then cover it tightly with plastic wrap or foil until you are ready to bake it. This will help keep the bread fresh and prevent the filling from drying out. When you’re ready to bake the bread, remove the plastic wrap or foil and place it in the oven.

Can I freeze my Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread? 

To freeze your bread, let it cool completely to room temperature. Then, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in a freezer-safe bag. When you want to reheat it, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Finally, warm it up in the oven until it’s heated and ready to serve.

How do I store leftovers of pizza bread?

To keep your leftovers fresh, place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to four days. To reheat, put the slices on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven at 350 degrees F until heated.

Italian Pizza Bread Recipe

Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread

Spicy Stuffed Pizza Bread

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 Rolls Pizza Crust
  • 1 Jar Pizza Sauce
  • 1 Package Pepperonis
  • 1 Tbsp. Melted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Basil
  • 1 Package Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Cups Ranch Dressing (For Dipping Sauce)


  1. Start by rolling your pizza crust out and covering in it pizza sauce. Don't over do it!
  2. Next add one layer of pepperonis on top of your pizza sauce, followed by a layer of shredded cheese.
  3. Sprinkle with crushed red peppers, and roll your crust up tightly.
  4. Place roll in the refrigerator, and preheat oven according to pizza crust instructions.
  5. Remove roll from the fridge after about 20 minutes.
  6. Roll remaining pizza crust roll out. Place your already prepared roll on the end, and roll it up once more.
  7. Brush top with melted butter, and sprinkle with garlic powder, basil, and crushed red peppers.
  8. Bake according to pizza crust instructions, until golden.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 991mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

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