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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner, Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe, Pizza Loaf
Servings: 6
Calories: 349kcal


  • Baking Sheet


  • 13.8 ounces pizza dough refrigerated
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Unroll pizza dough on a greased baking sheet.
  • 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, 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.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg