Braided Pizza Loaf


After several tries, I finally got this one right. Everyone loves it and I serve it along with our Friday Night Pizzas!


Braided Pizza Loaf

Makes 1 Loaf


1 (13.8 ounce) refrigerated pizza dough

Pizza sauce

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Sliced pepperoni

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Unroll pizza dough on a greased baking sheet or parchment paper

Spread pizza sauce down the middle of your dough

Add mozzarella cheese and pepperoni on top of sauce

Cut 1-inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough

Fold 1-inch strips up and over pizza filling, alternating sides to get a braided look

Brush the tops of the braided dough with olive oil and then sprinkle with the garlic powder, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown

Let cool for a few minutes then cut into slices and serve


Step by Step on how I braided the pizza


Roll out dough on parchment paper


Add sauce to the center


Add toppings


Make triangle slits on side and work your way to bottom having equal braids


Fold in top, bottom and sides to start


Braid one half then turn around and braid the other half


Dough is stretchy and will tuck around for you


Season and bake



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