Cheesy Pizza Party Ring


  • 1 Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf bread
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce, plus additional for dipping
  • 1 cup (8 oz) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni slices, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves (optional), coarsely chopped


1 _ Preheat oven to 375ºF.

2 _ Grease a Bundt or angel food pan with cooking spray. Open the French bread and place the dough log on a surfaced sprinkled with the flour. Use your palms to roll the log of dough until it is about 20 inches long. Circle the dough into a ring and pinch the edges to seal. Place in the prepared pan and bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until the top starts to brown.

3 _ Let the bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes. If using a Bundt pan, invert the ring onto a cutting board. If using an angel food pan, just transfer the ring to a cutting board. Let the bread cool to the touch and use a serrated knife to cut slices about 1-inch apart in the bread around the ring, making sure not to cut all the way through the loaf.

4 _ Stuff a rounded teaspoon of pizza sauce or marinara sauce between each slice. Then, stuff mozzarella cheese between each slice, reserving a few tablespoons of the cheese. Stuff a few pieces of pepperoni and spinach leaves between each slice. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly sprinkle the remaining cheese over the loaf.

5 _ Bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese begins to brown. Serve with extra pizza sauce or marinara sauce (warmed) on the side for dipping.