Pepperoni Pizza Braid
A beautiful braided pizza crust stuffed with pepperoni, pizza sauce and tons of ooey-gooey melted cheese. An easy dinner or quick game-day appetizer!
Prep Time 10 min Total Time 30 min Servings 4
1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic 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
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.