Pepperoni Twirls

This may look like your ordinary bread but this pizza is one dough that could have all the flavor you need for your craving taste buds. The pepperoni twirls from Dizzy Busy and Hungry is an interesting pie in twirling designs.

14 ounces whole wheat pizza dough (I used store bought)
1 and ½ cups reduced fat shredded mozzarella
40 slices turkey pepperoni
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough into a long oval, approximately 24 inches by 12 inches. I used a little bit of flour on my rolling surface, on the roller and on my hands to keep the dough from sticking.
  4. Sprinkle about half of the shredded cheese over the entire area of dough.
  5. Place the pepperoni slices in a single layer over the cheese.
  6. Spread the baby spinach over the pepperoni slices.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the spinach.
  8. Starting from one of the long edges, carefully roll the dough into itself until you have a long log of dough with the toppings inside.
  9. With a very sharp knife, cut the dough width-wise into about 1 inch rings.
  10. Place the rings in a single layer on the baking sheets, then bake for approximately 8 minutes.
  11. Makes about 24 pieces.
Posted by Diane Araga, on January 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM