pizza braid

Pizza Braid!

This Pizza Braid is a fun twist on classic homemade pizza! Customize it with your favorite pizza toppings and you have a super easy and delicious dinner ready to go!


  • Pizza crust mix- I like this one because you just add hot water. You can also use a pre-made refrigerated crust like this
  • ½ C. pizza sauce, more for dipping is optional
  • ½ lb. ground beef or sausage, cooked
  • 2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Add whatever other pizza toppings you like! I shared some different variations down below.
  • ½ tsp. pizza seasoning or Italian seasoning

How To Make Pizza Braid

  • Preheat oven to 375℉. Prepare the pizza crust according to the package instructions, or unroll the refrigerated pizza dough. Push the dough into a big rectangle on a lightly greased cookie sheet (you could also line the baking sheet with parchment paper). Using a pizza cutter, cut strips a few inches into each side of the dough, leaving 3-4 inches of space in the center for toppings.
  • In the center of the dough, spread ½ C. pizza sauce. Top the sauce with the ground beef or sausage and then with the cheese. Add more or less toppings as desired.
  • Starting at the top, pull the strips of dough across and over the toppings, alternating sides to create a braided look. Slightly pinch the ends of the braid together so the toppings don’t fall out.
  • Sprinkle the braid with pizza seasoning or Italian seasoning, then bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Slice and serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping. This recipe makes 1 Pizza Braid or approximately 4 servings.

Try these variations of pizza in a pizza braid!

Taco Pizza- Use taco meat, refried beans, salsa, lettuce, cheese, and crushed Doritos

BBQ Chicken Pizza- Use bbq sauce, shredded chicken, and red onions

Hawaiian Pizza- Use Canadian bacon and pineapple chunks

Breakfast Pizza Braid- Use cheese sauce, scrambled eggs, cheese, and bacon or sausage

Here’s a few more of my braided bread recipes!

Breakfast Braid!

Blueberry Breakfast Braid!

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