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Spicy Pepperoni Bread Knots

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 Rosemary and Olive Oil Bread Dough
  • 1 ½ C Pepperoni diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic diced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Oregano chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Basil chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil plus extra for glazing
  • ¼ C Grated Parmesan


  • Prepare the rosemary and olive oil bread as directed in the original recipe, up until the end of the first dough rising period.
  • In a cast iron skillet, add 2 Tbsp olive oil and heat to medium. Add the pepperoni and saute until it begins to crisp, around 4 minutes. Add the garlic, oregano, and basil and continue to saute for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat, transferring the mixture to a large bowl.
  • Roll the dough out in batches around 10 inches in length and 4 inches wide, then cut into 2 inch strips. Knot each strip and place in the bowl with the pepperoni mixture. Carefully roll the knots in the mixture until thoroughly coated, then place in a single layer in the cast iron skillet. Allow to rise for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and enjoy with hot marinara or lightly-seasoned oil.