Braided Stuffed Pizza Bread

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 35 min
Servings: 12

Three cheeses blend with favorite pizza ingredients, all wrapped in a tender crust.


  • 1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated Pizza Crust
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) Boursin cheese with garlic and herbs, or herb and garlic cream cheese
  • 3 oz. (85 g) thinly sliced peameal bacon
  • 10 slices pepperoni
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) water
  • 1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 mL) poppy seed
  • Pizza sauce, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll dough on baking sheet, forming 14x11-inch rectangle.
  2. Spread garlic and herb cheese lengthwise down center 1/3 of rectangle to within 1/2 inch of short ends. Top with peameal bacon, pepperoni, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  3. With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling. Alternately cross strips over filling. Fold ends under to seal.
  4. In small bowl, mix egg yolk and water until well blended. Brush over dough; sprinkle with poppy seed.
  5. Bake 11 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into crosswise slices. Serve with pizza sauce.