Braided Pizza Loaf Recipe

This Braided Pizza Loaf is the perfect recipe for busy nights. We love making these on Fridays, and my little kitchen helpers love adding their favorite pizza toppings. It's easy to make and tastes amazing.

Once again, my pregnant body is craving pizza (we are averaging pizza for 2 meals a week these days…yikes, I know).
I came up with a new twist on pizza that my whole family loved. It was also incredibly easy and fun to make. It’s the perfect dinner to get the little ones involved with. They will love adding in their favorite toppings, and watching you braid the pizza loaf.
My kids were mesmerized. If you are looking for a simple and quick dinner idea, we highly recommend this Braided Pizza Loaf. I promise, it will not disappoint.

Braided Pizza Loaf

what other pizza combinations could I make with this?

I love all kinds of pizza. The thing I love about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can make your pizza loaf, with your favorite flavor of pizza.

You could even do half one flavor, then the other half another flavor.

Here are a few of our favorite pizza combinations:

  • Ham and Pineapple (my husband likes pepperoni instead of ham)
  • Combination (olives, sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, etc.).
  • Cheese
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Buffalo Chicken (we use a ranch base or Alfredo sauce base).
  • Vegetarian

homemade pizza dough recipe:

I am all about shortcuts and I love this recipe, because the store-bought pizza dough works perfectly and is already in the shape I need it to be.

However, you could easily make your own pizza dough. I highly recommend trying our Papa John’s Copycat Pizza Recipe. 

watch how to make another simple pizza favorite, here:

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Serves: 6

Braided Pizza Loaf Recipe

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (13.8 ounce) refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (3 ounce) package sliced pepperoni
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Unroll pizza dough on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Spread pizza sauce down the middle of your dough.
  4. Add Mozzarella cheese and pepperoni on top of sauce.
  5. Cut 1-inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough.
  6. Fold 1-inch strips up and over pizza filling, alternating sides to get a braided look.
  7. Brush the tops of the braided dough with olive oil and then sprinkle with the garlic, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool for a few minutes then cut into slices and serve.



1613 cal


58 g


193 g


79 g
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17 Responses to “Braided Pizza Loaf Recipe”

  1. Tina C
    I just found this recipe, (I know, I know, it's been up for over a year) Anyway, I am looking forward to trying it but was wondering if it freezes well? Can I make them ahead of time and freeze them for a rainy day (so to speak)? If so, would you bake it first and then freeze? Thanks!
    • We have not frozen it, but we don't know why it wouldn't work. May be a little soggy from sauce, but not much. Let us know if it works. Always nice to have meals prepared that you can tuck away and pull out in short notice. :)

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