Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It’s the perfect gameday appetizer!

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It's the perfect gameday appetizer!“Oh my God, Becky, look at her butt bundt.”  I like big bundts, and I cannot lie.  In fact, back when I was first starting this blog, I toyed with the idea of starting an online bakery.  I was going to specialize entirely in bundt cakes.  Big bundts, small bundts, vanilla bundts, chocolate bundts…everything was gonna be bundt.  However, after looking into the logistics, I decided to pass on the idea.

Challenges included figuring out how to mail bundts so that they (1) arrived in one piece and (2) didn’t taste a day or two old.  I also needed to have our kitchen inspected by the state healthy department, and I heard they frowned heavily on having dogs in the house.  That meant I’d have to find a community kitchen that I could rent.  I mean I get it, but still.  The logistics got to be too much, so I put my bundts on the back burner.

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It's the perfect gameday appetizer!I still love a good bundt cake, and I have no fewer than 6 different shapes of bundt pans.  I thought I had seen it all…until I came across the bundtwich!  The say-what-wich?  Yup, bundtwich.  Basically you take 2 batches of pizza dough and bake it up in a bundt pan.  The result is a huge piece of pizza dough in the shape of a bundt.  Then just slice that thing open and fill it with your favorite pizza toppings.  I love bundts.  I love pizza.  This was a match made in heaven!

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It's the perfect gameday appetizer!Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich – Cross between a pizza & a sandwich!

The bundtwich is a unique and fun way to serve pizza to a group of friends.  We love football playoff season (and the Super Bowl, of course), and I use the games as an excuse to make pizza and hang out with friends.  This year I’m stepping up my game a bit and making this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich.  Truthfully speaking, it’s really not difficult to make this bundtwich.  Just bake the dough up and let it cool.  Then slice it in half and go to town filling it with your favorite pizza toppings.

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It's the perfect gameday appetizer!The secret to a good bundtwich is to pull out the extra dough after it’s baked.  I know, I know.  Pulling that dough out felt wrong to me.  I guess I could’ve saved it to make bread crumbs, but I just fed a little bit to Ethel, our chihuahua pup who loves bread, and the rest got discarded.  But this will create a nice pocket where you can layer in your toppings.  Secret #2?  Use the cheese like glue!  If you just layer a bunch of toppings in there without cheese, then it’s sure to fall apart once you put the 2 halves back together.  Instead, layer the toppings with melted cheese so that the cheese helps hold everything in.

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It's the perfect gameday appetizer!I went with the classic Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich here, but the sky is the limit.  If you can make a pizza with it, then you can make a bundtwich with it!  You could use a good pepperjack cheese with taco meat for a Taco Bundtwich.  Or what about cubed ham, bacon and pineapple?  Yum!  Or perhaps cooked chicken, bacon and ranch dressing for a Chicken Bacon Ranch Bundtwich – I know that would be a huge hit in our house!  Buffalo Chicken Bundtwich?  Sure, why not!  (In fact, don’t be surprised if you see some of these other flavors pop up here on the blog in the future!)

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It's the perfect gameday appetizer!

In the meantime, enjoy this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich!  It’s a tasty twist on the classic, and it’s the perfect sports-watching appetizer.  Cheers!

Did you make this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich at home?  Leave a comment.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (make sure your favorite team is on tv in the background)!

Looking for other fun pizza recipe ideas?  Check out these other favorites, too:

Pizza-Stuffed Pretzel Bites
Meatball Parm French Bread Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls (aka Chrusties)
Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread
Brownie Pizza – for a sweet treat!

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It's the perfect gameday appetizer!

Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It's the perfect gameday appetizer!
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Rising Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 402kcal

Ingredients

  • 32 oz. prepared pizza dough homemade or store-bought
  • Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 12 oz. sliced pepperoni
  • 8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for garnishing

Instructions

  • On a well-floured surface, roll pizza dough into an 8”x20” rectangle. Starting with one edge, roll dough into a tight log.
  • Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan with non-stick baking spray. Transfer dough into pan, pinching 2 ends together so that dough creates a ring in the bottom of the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let dough rest in a warm spot for 45 minutes, or until approximately doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using a small dish, whisk together olive oil, Italian seasonings, kosher salt and garlic powder. Brush this mixture evenly on top of pizza dough.
  • Bake dough for 28-34 minutes or until top is golden brown in color.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes in pan and then transfer to a cooling rack until completely cool.
  • Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Slice bread in half horizontally and place cut-side up on prepared sheet pan. Carefully tear out center portion of dough, leaving about ¾” shell.
  • Layer pepperoni into top half of the bread. Layer mozzarella on top of the pepperoni.
  • Spread pizza sauce evenly onto bottom half of the bread. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese evenly on top of sauce. Layer provolone cheese on top.
  • Bake at 375°F for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese has completely melted.
  • Remove from oven and carefully place top portion of bread on top of the bottom portion.
  • Garnish top of bundtwich with additional Parmesan cheese. Slice into wedges to serve.

A cross between pizza and a sandwich, this Pepperoni Pizza Bundtwich is packed with flavor!  It's the perfect gameday appetizer!

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23 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. A pizza sandwich baked like a cake? I HAVE to try it! Pizza is one of my favorite things so I’m all over this one!

    1. Uh, you’re telling me, Kelsie. Well, this is the most amazing thing I’ve seen since that Oreo Cookie Cake you just posted. Trade you slice for slice?? 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Lol! You always get crazy things stuck in my head, lol! This bundtwich (how fun is that?!) needs to happen soon. What a fun presentation loaded with flavour…and just in time for game day. Truthfully, though, I’m just there for the food 😉 And who woulda thought…pizza & bundt? Brilliant! Pinned! Hope your week is going awesome, my friend!

    1. Hah! That’s my job, Dawn. To get crazy things stuck in your head. 🙂 But now you’re gonna remember the bundtwich, aren’t ya? So this really is a fun idea for game night…or really any Friday night. I mean it’s pizza. Friday nights require pizza. And wine.

  3. 5 stars
    OMG! You are just killing me with this! It sounds amazing and that French fry board does too. I’m coming to your house, not to watch the game, but to graze! Pinning for sure!P.S. I always wanted a bakery, too. But the old fashioned kind!

    1. Heck yeah! Most years, the Super Bowl is just an excuse to eat amazing appetizers. Every so often, we get lucky, and we actually care about the game. This year? Not so much. My attention will be on the appetizers! Come on over!

  4. 5 stars
    I cannot say I am crazy about bundt cakes as there’s nothing special about them expect some beautiful shapes and patterns (Sometimes even whimsical). But a savoury version? A cross between pizza and sandwich? I am listening carefully haha. Love this bundtwitch (Can you incorporate the world bagel as well?) loaded with all the pepperoni and cheese.

    1. See, that’s where I disagree with you, Ben. A good bundt cake is a thing of beauty…and not just in the looks category. But I must admit that the savory version takes it up a notch. Now I’m wondering if we could use bagel dough to make a massive bagel sandwich. I bet it’s possible! A bundtwichel!

    1. My apologies for getting that song stuck in your head. But, hey, that’s a small price to pay in exchange for a bundtwich, right? 🙂 Thanks, Matt!

    1. Emperor, eh? I dunno. Julius Caesar was an emperor, and things didn’t work out too well for him. I prefer undisputed conspirator of party food, aka Brutus. “Greetings, I am Brutus of the Party Food.” 🙂 Also, a giant bagel sandwich is a genius idea. I did make bagels way back in the day. Perhaps I should try that again in this form.

  5. what an interesting idea david. hubby loves pepperoni (I think! is that like salami?) and he looooves bread things so this would please him immensely!

    1. Yup, pepperoni is similar to salami. It’s slightly different, and pepperoni has a noticeable kick in terms of spiciness. But for all practical purposes, it’s close enough. If your hubby likes pizza and salami, then I’m pretty sure this one would go over pretty well! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    This is such a fun idea and would be a huge hit for watching the Super Bowl! I love that it’s made in a bundt pan! I think having a bakery would be super challenging – especially as a mail order, plus we wouldn’t have all these other amazing recipes from you if you only focused on bundt pans! 🙂

    1. Why thank you very much, Kathy! The bundt bakery (which I would’ve called “I Like Big Bundts”) was a fun idea in concept, but the reality of it made it way too hard. I like the blog world better! Plus, you can’t really ship a pepperoni pizza bundtwich. 🙂

  7. That’s exactly why I never catered “legally.” But it’s different to be asked to cook for someone, vs. going to a fair with baked goods and selling them to an unsuspecting public! I would have to have a commercial kitchen. No kids, no dogs. I understand why, but it does make it hard for a small business. Anyway, this pizza Bundt whatever is fabulous! Thanks!

    1. Yup, I’m 100% with you there, Mimi. I love to bake and cook, but as I explored the viability of doing that in a more professional setting, I said ‘forget this!’ Then I stumbled into the blog world, and that works perfectly. It’s a good excuse to make fun things like Bundtwiches. 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    You have a chihuahua pup? I must have missed that, if you’ve mentioned it before? Are there any pics in previous posts David? Love this bundtwich and as a cross between a pizza and a sandwich with pepperoni in it, you’re talking my language!

    1. Well, to be honest, I wrote this post as a draft a while back. Ethel, our chihuahua pup, got really sick (we think liver cancer) and has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We’ll get another pup sometime soon…maybe once it gets warm again. Stay tuned on that front! Oh, but here’s a photo of Ethel from an older post: https://spicedblog.com/roasted-sweet-potato-and-citrus-quinoa-salad.html

      In other news, how can you go wrong with pizza/sandwich/Bundt cake? 🙂

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