When pizza night needs a refresh, we’ve got the answer. This gooey cheese-filled pepperoni pizza braid is the perfect solution to dinnertime boredom, game day celebrations and party invites.MORE+LESS-
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
cups shredded mozzarella and/or cheddar cheese, divided
cup pepperoni slices, divided, plus more for topping
Gather your ingredients.
Heat oven to 425°F (400°F for a dark or nonstick baking sheet). Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Unroll pizza crust and press into a 10-by-13-inch rectangle on prepared baking sheet. Use kitchen scissors or a knife to cut 8 equal strips along each of the two longer edges, leaving a 3-inch space down the center of the dough rectangle.
Spoon pizza sauce along the center of the pizza dough, then sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese. Top with 1/3 cup of pepperoni slices, then sprinkle with another 3/4 cup shredded cheese and remaining 1/3 cup pepperonis.
Starting from one end, fold strips of dough over the filling to the center, so the ends overlap and it looks braided. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese and a few more slices of pepperoni.
Bake 20 minutes until crust is golden brown and baked through and cheese is melted and bubbly.
- For a vegetarian version, swap pepperoni for spinach, peppers, mushrooms and/or olives.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- Pump up your pepperoni pizza by folding it into this easy braided loaf! Four ingredients bring you this easy party-ready pizza braid. Or, it can be your lunch. We won't tell.I’ll admit that there have been way too many times I’ve “been there, done that” when it comes to dull, unsatisfying lunches. So it’s been a new mission of mine to make lunch more exciting, filling and overall, like a midday party in food form – because I like parties and I like food.That’s how this delightful braid of cheesy, pepperoni-y goodness came to be. With just four ingredients and a few simple steps, you’ll have a delicious twist on pizza that blows the lunchtime blues away and leaves your belly full and you, well, happier. (Psst – it makes an easy party appetizeSay goodbye to boring and hello to pepperoni pizza braids forever and ever.