Pull Apart Pizza

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Pull Apart Pizza

YOU GUYS. I’ve created a monster: Pizza night Fridays.

It’s a tradition that started out of annoyance. Me being the annoyed, my kids being the annoyers. “What’s for dinner? Can we have pizza? Puh-leeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaasssssseeeeeeee??????”  Of course NO was the answer every single time because I test freaking recipes for a living, so generally its new stuff they try but with familiar flavors that I’m 84% sure they will eat. So, I thought I’d raise the bar and get a little smarter than my kids and make a pizza tradition for Friday nights forever more.

ANYWAYS. Can you guess what they ask me now?

“What day is it?

“It’s not Friday today?”

“When’s Friday?”

“Can we have Pizza today, even though it’s Tuesday?”

“Why can’t today just be Friday?”

“No, Mom, I just want cheese pizza. Not chicken”

Children who ask endless questions who ignore my responses are…how shall I put this…my nemesis?! The merry-go-round of questioning, particularly with my 3 year old son, is straight up ridiculous. HE HAS NO CONCEPT OF TIME. ALL HE WANTS IS PIZZA.

So, to sum up, Pizza Fridays: still reluctantly happen, but I am now bitter the whole week leading up to it because I have this conversation 5/6 remaining days that are not Friday.

I bring this whole situation up because I promised two kiddos stellar pizza on a Friday and ‘normal’ pizza wouldn’t do.

What can I make using pizza ingredients, besides an actual pizza? Pull apart pizza! Also known as the lazy Mom’s pizza. Maybe also quite possibly known as bubble pizza? I don’t fully know what bubble pizza is and I’m too tired to google it but, whatever you call it, you just cut the pizza dough into pieces instead of rolling it all out and top it like a normal pizza and bake. It’s SO much faster to make this way and super fun to eat.

unbaked Pull Apart Pizza

Pull Apart Pizza

Pull Apart Pizza

Kids will LOVE this and so will parents too! My only warning is because these are small little bites, it’s easy to eat the whole thing without realizing it. So, just beware! It’s addicting.

Super simple *printable* recipe below!

Have a great day, friends! And may the force {of patience} be with you a little more than it is with me.

5 from 2 votes

Pull Apart Pizza

If you think making pizza is simple, try Pull Apart Pizza!! It's SO simple to throw together and kids gobble this up no problemo!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pizza dough I use my fail-proof pizza dough recipe
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce or as much as you like
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced pepperoni
  • any other pizza toppings your little heart desires
  • Italian seasoning to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cut pizza dough into quarters and then each quarter into 8, so you end up with 32 small dough pieces. Arrange randomly in a circle leaving about 1/4-1/2 inch between each dough piece so they have room to expand.
  • Spoon and spread pizza sauce over dough, top with cheese, pepperoni and any other toppings you'd like. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and bake 15 minutes or until the dough is cooked completely {especially in the center!} Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1492mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pull Apart Pizza
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20 Responses
  1. Marilyn Brennan

    You are my entertainment; you and your annoying children. (*.*) Love this variation on pizza, mainly because you thought of it and your family is eating it. Oh and your picture are mouth-watering….great idea!!

  2. Tanna

    I do make a bubble pizza and I cut up two cans of biscuits mix them with pizza sauce and top with favorite toppings and bake for 20 minutes @ 350 add cheese and bake for 10 minutes more or until cheese is melted

  3. Sheri Ciano

    I have chosen this post to comment on because I have made your Pull Apart Pizza recipe several times! I have made many of your recipes, but this happens to be a family favorite. I have made it as an entree and as an appetizer, and it is always gobbled right up! Thanks Lauren for another great recipe 🙂

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  6. Lorinda Nunez

    Please email me your fool proof pizza dough recipe. This is a good recipe to make with my grandson. Plus, one of his favorite food groups; pepperoni pizza and tacos.
    Thank you,
    Grandma Eraine
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    1. Irma Irvin

      5 stars
      This is the second time I make it because is delish. Yes, I used your pizza dough recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Barbara Keller

    Where can I find you fail-proof pizza dough recipe? My grown son doesn’t like home made pizza because we can’t find a good dough recipe. I “need” yours. 🙂 I can’t wait to try your pull-apart pizza!! 🙂

  8. Marsha Kirsch

    Sometimes I use Rhodes frozen bread dough for my pizza crust. I bet the frozen rolls would (thawed,of course) work well for this recipe.

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