Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Braid

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 30 min
Servings: 4

A beautifully braided pizza crust stuffed with pepperoni, pizza sauce and tons of ooey-gooey melted cheese. An easy dinner or quick game-day appetizer! Recipe by Girl versus Dough. Recipe by Girl Versus Dough.


  • 1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated 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


  1. Heat oven to 425°F (400°F for a dark or nonstick baking sheet). Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. 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 centre of the dough rectangle.
  3. Spoon pizza sauce along the centre 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.
  4. Starting from one end, fold strips of dough over the filling to the centre, so the ends overlap and it looks braided. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese and a few more slices of pepperoni.
  5. Bake 20 minutes until crust is golden brown and baked through and cheese is melted and bubbly.

Expert Tips

  • For a vegetarian version, swap pepperoni for spinach, peppers, mushrooms and/or olives.