So I’ve always heard that brown food means good food right?? Well, according to Chef Anne Burrell this statement is completely true. While shopping today, I came across this beautiful Pepperoni and Cheese loaf and after 10 mins of drooling, I picked it up, threw it in my cart and knew right away exactly what so was going to do with. Well, that was a perfect example of a run-on sentence. Basically this is a bread loaf that has layers of pepperoni and cheese on the inside. So I decided to really amp up the “Pep and Cheese game and yes, more pepperoni and cheese. This is a wonderful party app just as it is a great way to start any “game” day festivity!! And hey, I’m a New England girl and with the “Pats” playing, this is a SURE winner!!
1 loaf of pepperoni and cheese bread
2 cups 5 blend cheese (Mozz,provolone,asiago,Parm, Romano)
1 small bag of mini pepperoni
1 tsp dry oregano
1 tsp dry basil
1 tsp dry parsley
Preheat oven to 425
Cut a large circle out of the top middle of loaf. Fill with 1 cup of cheese blend, pepperoni and then lastly the other 1 cup of cheese and top the rest with pepperoni. Drizzle top with olive oil and sprinkle on dry herbs.
Bake for 15 mins. Once top crust and Cheese are golden brown, remove, cut into slices and serve with your favorite marinara.
Prep time: 3 mins
Cooking time: approx 15 mins