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Pepperoni Pizza Braid

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Pepperoni Pizza Braid
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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A beautifully braided pizza crust stuffed with pepperoni, pizza sauce and tons of ooey-gooey melted cheese. An easy dinner or quick game-day appetizer! Recipe by Girl versus Dough. Recipe by Girl Versus Dough. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated pizza crust
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella and/or Cheddar cheese, divided
2/3 cup pepperoni slices, divided, plus more for topping

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F (400°F for a dark or nonstick baking sheet). Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2
    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 centre of the dough rectangle.
  • 3
    Spoon pizza sauce along the centre 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.
  • 4
    Starting from one end, fold strips of dough over the filling to the centre, so the ends overlap and it looks braided. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese and a few more slices of pepperoni.
  • 5
    Bake 20 minutes until crust is golden brown and baked through and cheese is melted and bubbly.

Expert Tips

  • For a vegetarian version, swap pepperoni for spinach, peppers, mushrooms and/or olives.

Nutrition Information

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