Pepperoni Garbage Bread


Pepperoni Garbage Bread

This garbage bread recipe is so simple. Add in your favorite cheeses and toppings!

Pepperoni Garbage Bread
12 slices
30 Min

Why is this recipe called garbage bread? Don't let the name fool you. Our Pepperoni Garbage Bread is named for the fact that you can throw whatever you want inside. Use last night's leftovers or anything you have in the fridge and enjoy!

Another thing we love about garbage bread is that it's a great anytime food. Snack on it while you cheer your team on to victory, or serve it as a special treat during family game night. It's great as an after school snack, and you can even transform it into a full meal with the right side dishes. No matter when you serve this recipe, it's sure to bring everyone to the table.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (13.8-ounce) package refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup pepperoni slices (about 32 slices)
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and lightly patted dry, then cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • Garlic powder for sprinkling
  • Cooking spray

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Unroll pizza dough onto baking sheet. Sprinkle cheese evenly over dough. Layer with pepperoni, red peppers, and spinach. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Roll dough up jelly roll-style and fold ends under to close. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden. Let cool 5 minutes, then slice and serve.


  • Feel free to add any leftover veggies, cheese, or cooked chicken or meat you may have on hand! This is perfect for those clear-out-the-fridge days.
  • Serve with warm pizza sauce and a side salad. We'd like to suggest our crunchy, delicious Caesar salad!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 116
  • Calories from Fat 30
  • Total Fat 3.3g 5 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.7g 9 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 4.6g 9 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 8.4mg 3 %
  • Sodium 338mg 14 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 18g 6 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2 %
  • Sugars 2.1g 0 %

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Loved it. Nice for a quick weekend meal or snack. Left out spinach. Added black olives and banana peppers and deli ham

I spent 20 years in West Virginia eating and making Pepperoni Rolls. The recipe is fine and is very good. Here is another for your eating pleasure. Buy frozen bread dough like Bradford 3 or 4 to a package. Buy Sandwich Pepperoni at the deli sliced thin. Thaw a bread dough and cut it into 4 or 5 equal pieces and press some pepperoni into each piece and make a roll pinching the edges together. Put on a greased sheet pan and let rise in a warm location. When risen bake until nice and brown. You can eat them like they are or slice them open at the top, put in pizza sauce and Mozzarella cheese, heat till melted and it's a meal.

This looks and sounds yummy but I'm wondering and have to ask...why do you roll it up jelly roll style? If sliced it could be a pinwheel appetizer too...or, it would be cool if you were to line the pan with the dough, leaving some to hang over to cover the top...then loading it with whatever fillings you like and finally take the hanging dough and fold it over the top and seal. You may have to put a few slits on the top but maybe not...I'll have to experiment.

Hi there! We chose to wrap it up like a bread, but it's all about preference, so feel free to experiment and have fun with it!

Okay, my boyfriend would totally love this, and if I admit it to myself, I'd probably really like it too. This reminds me of pizza rolls I used to make with crescent rolls in college.

I made this pepperoni bread and my family and friends just loved it! Easy to make and great tasting.

I come from Fairmont WV, the home of the PEPPERONI ROLL! first made by Country Club Bakery, on County Club Road. the pepperoni should be cut in sticks and not skinny rounds. and yes they were made for coal miners. safe because pepperoni is fermented and so does not need to get to what is needed for other sausage type meats to be safe.

When I lived in Upstate NY I worked at a deli and we made garbage bread all the time. We used up our end pieces (ends left after slicing the item) and would use them up that way. Each bread was different depending on what ends we had. This item sold out as fast as we could put them out. I made a few at home and it tasted so good.

I have made this twice and both were delicious. The first time I omitted the spinach. The second time I covered the dough with a thin layer of pizza sauce, added the mozzarella and pepperoni, shredded leftover Buffalo Chicken ( make sure to take all the skin off to prevent it being greasy), a small can of sliced black olives, and a small handful of mild pickled pepper slices. Rolled it up, sprinkled the roll with a very thin coating of garlic powder and a slight dusting of Italian Seasoning. Really great tasting and low cost.

This was fantastic! I added Fresh Mushrooms. I can't wait to make this again and try different ingredients.

I first tried this for a 4th of July party in 2013 and it was an instant hit! EVERYONE wanted the recipe! I've made it for my craft group several times and everyone wants more. Thanks for your many scrumptious recipes.

I make this all the time. We Italians call it Stromboli. I use fresh Rosemary & Thyme, Genoa Salami, sharp Provolone & Mozzarella or 3-5 cheese blend. Roasted red peppers. I also use the regular store bought dough. Actually you can use anything you like. Any cold cut that is your favorite will do. And any pizza toppings you like work well.

It was so good! BUT refridgerated pizza dough is high in sodium (at least the stuff I could find) and it didn't seem as big as it was supposed to be. I suppose I made it wrong, but it was my first go at it. Can it be made with pizza dough made from scratch, or a dry mix?

I made this with Pillsbury 'Artisan' pizza dough and it was delicious!

Never liked peppers. - How about Mushrooms & Anchovies?

I think you need pizza sauce ,onions, & mushrooms with it that would hit the spot

Look at the "notes" section.

I'm thinking "garbage" refers to "whatever you have, just throw it in" . . . that's what a "garbage" salad is to me . .

Instead of pepperoni I am going to use salami and ham! Thanks Mr food for all your great recipes! My friends thank you too! They love your site too!

What a great idea! That's something that will make dinner special, and easy, too. It's better than store bought.

This sounds so good. I love pepperoni used in any way.

sounds so good and simple why didn't I think of that


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